YOU’RE WELCOME AT CHASKA MOMS ON THE RUN

At Chaska Moms on the Run, we’re all about inspiring and transforming women (not just moms) through a lifestyle of fitness, fun and friendship. Whether you’re looking to walk, learn to run, or tackle another marathon, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Our coached group runs and workout classes cater to all fitness levels. The diverse range of workout classes, running plans, and half and full marathon training programs improves strength, flexibility, speed and endurance. But we’re not just about fitness – it’s about forging meaningful connections along the way.

Join Chaska Moms on the Run today and become part of something special. Join our group of amazing women all embracing the journey toward a healthier, happier life.

Our cardiovascular interval training classes for all levels include strength training, stretching and education. Our Learn to Run program will help you safely build up to your first 5k race. Walkers and experienced runners, improve your speed and endurance with an interval training schedule designed to maximize your fitness levels.

CLASS SCHEDULE: shared class schedule with our Chanhassen location

Muscle Mondays*: 6:15pm-7:30pm Pioneer Pass Park, Chanhassen

Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm McKnight Park, Chaska

Our Interval Training classes include 30 minutes of Cardio + Strength & Stretching! These classes use cardio intervals to improve metabolism and cardiovascular fitness.  Beginning runners will learn to run, moving from mostly walking to running as they progress, with the goal of completing a 5K distance at the end of the season. Experienced runners will complete 30 minutes of interval training to improve their running speed and fitness levels, with workouts designed by our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10+ lb. weights and a yoga mat.

*Muscle Mondays include 30-minutes of strength training. Wednesday classes include 15-minutes of strength training.

Fridays: 6:00am-6:45am. Meet at McKnight Park. Run or Walk!

Saturdays: 8:00am Locations vary in Chanhassen, Chaska, Carver, and Victoria. Run or Walk!

Choose your pace, Choose your distance! Our weekly steady paced cardio workouts are designed to help participants build endurance and either increase their mileage, maintain their running base, or add in an additional interval workout. Participants typically walk or jog for 30 to 45+ minutes with longer options available for those training for a 10K, half marathon or beyond.

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Register today for our 18-Week Signature Training Program! Our season kicks off on April 22nd!

Flexible Options for Everyone

Flex 10 Class Pass – $169 (attend any 10 classes during the 18-week season)

Any 20 Class Pass – $259 (attend any 20 classes during the 18-week season)

2x/week – $299 (join any 2 classes/week)

Unlimited (BEST VALUE!) – $349 (attend any and all classes during our 18-week season)

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OWNER/HEAD COACH KATE WALTON

I started running after college as I wanted to compete in triathlons (having been a swimmer growing up). Running was my weakest leg, and I really didn’t enjoy it.  What really helped was finding a great group of people to run with.

I learned that running with others was FUN and really helped the miles go by quick- and the accountability piece was key! I learned that the “runner’s high” is real and it quickly became my go-to form of exercise.  

Through my journey as a runner, I have made so many lifelong friends and have had some incredible experiences, including three marathons, two half Ironmans, and 5 Ragnar relays all in different states. I am looking forward to adding a few more races to my list soon!

As a coach at Moms on the Run, I get to share my passion for teaching and my love of running with others. There is nothing better than to see the women in MOTR push themselves and meet goals they once thought were impossible.  The friendships made and fun we’ve had, are the icing on the cake!  

When I’m not running the trails, you can find me running my 3 busy kids around town to their various activities, or running the halls of La Academia Elementary where I teach Gifted Services. 

COACH ALICIA

I was born and raised next door in ‘Sconnie land. I grew up being a 3-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball and continued two of those, volleyball and softball, at Viterbo University while studying nutrition. Being part of a team, having a family away from family, and constantly pushing myself to be the best version of myself has always been important to me.

My career led me to this Gopher land that I have learned to love. I currently work as a Clinical Nutrition and Outpatient Programs Manager for Melrose Center.

 I reside in Chaska with my husband and two girls (8 and 6).  We love taking in anything that involves the outdoors from hiking at state parks, spending time at the lake, or chilling on our patio with an evening fire. You will also find us at numerous Gopher events-football, basketball, and volleyball! Go Gophers!

Despite a busy schedule, I couldn’t imagine life without MOTR. I am starting my 4th year with MOTR and couldn’t be more excited to join as a volunteer coach. I feel so blessed to be part of this amazing and positive community of women. Bring on the Friendship, Fun, and Fitness! This mama is ready!

COACH HEATHER

My name is Heather and I am looking forward to another season as a MOTR coach. I started running in my 30s so that I could complete a triathlon. I ultimately learned to enjoy running enough to have completed a marathon. What I love most about running is that all you need is a pair of running shoes and a step out the door.

I joined MOTR 6 years ago after struggling to take time for myself to workout after becoming a mother. I found MOTR to be a perfect fit for me as I was finally able to commit to a fitness program … and it led me to a PR in last Fall’s Twin Cities 10-Mile.

​I live in Chanhassen with my husband, 10-year-old son, and 8-year-old daughter.

COACH MARGARET

Before joining MOTR I never really thought of my self as a runner because it always felt too hard.  I especially didn’t like running with other people. It seemed very daunting to put myself out there, exposing my lack of endurance to the world and then feeling defeated when I would be winded after only 30 seconds of running.  Nope I wasn’t a runner – or so I thought.

I joined MOTR two years ago after I was invited to try it out by a good friend. 

The idea of going at my own pace and not having to meet anyone else’s idea of what I ‘should be able to do’ felt do-able. I loved that it was all about me and what I could do, that day, during that class. As far as running with other people went, it was better than I thought.  Especially when there were other women like me, just starting to get back into shape, learning to run. I found myself actually enjoying class, meeting new friends and to my surprise, liking running.

Over the spring and summer I built up my endurance little by little, and by the end of the season I ran my first 5K in 8 years. Then, the opportunity arose and I decided to run the TC 10 mile, something I really never dreamed I would do, or had wanted to do before joining MOTR.  With the motivation and support from the coaches and the other MOTR members I did it!  Man, talk about a runner’s high!

MOTR helped me go from barely being able to run for 30 seconds to running a 10 mile race in just 6 months – by showing up to class, working to build strength, endurance, and confidence in myself and from the encouragement of the awesome coaches and members, many of which have become lifelong friends.

This will be my third spring/summer season and first season coaching. It’s only gotten better since that first summer, even during the pandemic. There’s nothing that will stop this group!   I look forward to running along side you.

​I live in Carver with my husband, Greg, two kids: Owen (12) and Grace (8), and our lovable lab Gertie.

COACH MICHELLE

I grew up locally and lived in other places of the country and world before returning to my roots a couple of years ago. My husband and I bought my childhood home and moved back to Chaska with our two kids: Claire (13) and Collin (10).

I have been a college/graduate school professor for about 15 years and recently transitioned into leadership coaching and consulting.

I have loved to run my entire life, and running with a team is especially rewarding for me: I served as the captain of my high school track and cross-country running teams and went on to be a college athlete in cross country and track.

When I married another college runner, we couldn’t help but host a 5k run for friends and family on the weekend of our wedding… despite how dorky our guests might think that was!  We spent the pre-parenting years of our marriage training together and traveling to destination marathons. Joining MOTR helped me find new friends when I moved back to the area, pushed me back into the running rhythms I had lost in early parenthood, and spurred me on to finish my 13th marathon a few months ago. I also serve as a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, an organization that creatively teaches life skills to girls aged 3rd-5th grade in the context of running.

CELEBRATE MOMS: May 11, 2024

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend by Celebrating Moms and Strong Women EverywhereThis event is a casual, all-levels, Moms on the Run-style workout followed by refreshments.

We'll also be giving away prizes on social media. Share your photos from the workout on that day’s post on our National Facebook page for a chance to win!

Learn more about the event or register now to reserve your FREE spot. 

Not a member? This is a great chance to try us out!

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Moms on the Run 5K/10K/Kids Run: Aug. 25, 2024

Celebrate your spring/summer training season with our biggest race of the year: Moms on the Run 5K/10K and Kids Run. For many, this milestone marks a first race — a goal you began working toward in the spring. For others, it's a new PR or a super fun event with your team. Enjoy great swag, activities for the whole family, food trucks, award prizes and more!

Learn more about the race and register.

Not a member? This is a great chance to try us out!

Moms on the Run 5K/10K

WELCOME MEMBERS

We’re thrilled to have you as part of our community. We appreciate you and are here to cheer you on every step of the way!

To access your class schedule, update payment information or make changes to your profile, visit your member account.

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CHASKA
FRANCHISE OWNER:

Kate Walton


CHASKA LOCATION DETAILS

Pioneer Pass Park

9630 Bluff Creek Drive

 Chanhassen, MN 55317


McKnight Park

2905 McKnight Rd.

Chaska, MN 55318


THE MOTR DIFFERENCE

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Our unique approach features women of all ages and fitness levels supporting other women. A strong sense of community thrives in this fun team environment. Ultimately, this is the trigger that helps you establish and stick to your fitness routines.

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Our friendly and professional coaching staff, including certified fitness instructors, offers additional support and expert advice.

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Encouragement and accountability are our forte. Over time, you will form friendships that will help you stay accountable to regular exercise, the program and to each other. Our members-only Facebook group provides support outside of class and helps us stay connected. ​

year-round programming

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SPRING AND SUMMER: SIGNATURE TRAINING

Our signature training program lets you attend classes from 1 to 4 times per week. We strongly recommend choosing an interval class at least once a week, which includes a higher level of structure and support. From walkers to runners, women will start at their own level and progress throughout the season.

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FALL: STRENGTH + CARDIO BOOT CAMP

Our strength and cardio boot camp offers a variety of workout options to help you get fit. We’ll help maximize your metabolism by providing run/walk high intensity interval training (HIIT) at your level. Enhance your fitness level by improving strength, muscle tone, speed and agility.

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WINTER: POLAR RUN AND INDOOR TRAINING

Our Polar run offers you a way to maintain the running endurance you built up during the summer and fall, while staying accountable and motivating during the long, cold winter months.

We also host our popular “Muscle Mondays” indoor strength-training classes at Chaska High School.

MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON TRAINING PLANS

Moms on the Run offers training programs and social media groups to current customers who are training for a marathon or half marathon.

Our training plans have been designed by our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson.

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