This race is a chocolate lover's dream! The Chocoholic Frolic 5k & 10k, located on Harriet Island in St. Paul on Nov. 3, are chip-timed runs that reward you with chocolate at the finish line. Just want to take your sweet time? Run, jog, or walk your way through the course and enjoy chocolate stops along the way! At the finish line, you will be greeted with melted chocolate and treats for dipping. Each participant will receive a technical quarter zip jacket, a commemorative medal and a Chocoholic Frolic Finisher Bar. Kids can join in too! Each child receives a race shirt, medal and a finishers bar. To get the Moms on the Run discount, use promo code: MOTR. For more information and to register, click here.
Whether you’re starting with an idea, you’ve got your course set and just need the equipment, or you could use a little help with registration, timing and results, our sponsor Anderson Race Management can get you to the finish line.
With the increasing reports of attacks on female joggers around the country, runners have been on high alert. We are questioning what changes we need to make to our routines to simply feel safe engaging in our hobby. For some, staying active now involves altering routes and daily schedules, carrying personal safety devices and leaving your favorite tunes behind. But the reality is we can do everything the right way and the risks remain. That's why personal safety expert Julie Barron Morrill recommends all women receive basic training in self-defense.
The countdown is on for Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, Oct. 5-7, when 30,000 runners of all ages and paces will take to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul to celebrate health and fitness.
The Saturday events on Oct. 6 are an awesome experience for kids and family, but they’re also a wonderful occasion to gather your friends for a crisp fall morning group run.
This blog is the third in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, is bringing tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares a great tip to help relieve sore muscles. For more expert advice from Carrie, check out our first annual fall running retreat the end of October!
As busy women, sometimes taking care of ourselves is one of the things that gets lost in the shuffle. Here is one easy way to try and prevent injury or help reduce pain and inflammation: DIY ice cups. Fill a Dixie cup about 3/4 of the way with water and freeze. Once ready to use, tear off the top of the cup. Use the ice to massage your muscles or sore area by making circles and adding slight pressure to that area. Do this for about 5-10 minutes three times a day.
This blog is the second in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, will be bringing tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares a great stretch to relieve our tight hip flexors and gluteus muscles. For more expert advice from Carrie, check out our first annual fall running retreat this October!
If you are like most women, your hip flexors and glutes are extremely tight. This may not be a result of our workouts, but from our normal everyday activities. Our glutes and hip flexors have become shortened and tight from sitting at our desks or driving to and from work, grocery shopping, or those family road trips that we all love to do. Therefore, stretching a bit before and after activity is great. The pigeon pose is an easy stretch that will hit both targeted areas. Simply hold the pose for about 10-15 seconds and repeat 3 times on each side. You can shift your weight to find the right angle to meet your body's needs.