At Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 specialty virtual class meets weekly via Zoom with a LIVE instructor. Participants also have access to the classes on demand. By strengthening your core and improving flexibility, this class will help you improve your conditioning and avoid injury. Start you day right with this 30 minute workout!

**Mondays Class – meeting at Pine Tree Valley Park

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. A short strength training component, stretching, and education conclude the class. Participants are encourage to bring 5 lb weights and a yoga mat.

**Saturday Run/Walk – meeting at trails around Cottage Grove

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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Flex Pass Classes

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    ​The best value for regular members.
    Includes bonus classes between seasons!

    1 Class/Week: $49/month
    Unlimited: $69/month

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    ​*Note: You may pause your Cottage Grove subscription for up to two months, and you will be charged a $10 administration fee. You may cancel at any time after your first payment.  We require 30 days’ written notice, and you will be charged a $25 administration fee. Email to request a pause or cancellation of your subscription.

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    My name is Charlyn McDanold. I am a wife, a mom of 3 busy kids and the lucky owner and head coach of Cottage Grove Moms on the Run for the last 7 years!!

    One of my most FAVORITE things is getting to help women take an hour for themselves, to fill their cups, surround themselves with a supportive team to do life with and to help them see they deserve to have goals too. Don’t think you need to see where you are at before you try us out. We want you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE and we will motivate, support and take steps with you to where you want to be.

    Month of Miles: June 1-30

    Welcome to our Month of Miles, where every step counts towards your streak of consecutive days of running or walking!

    This challenge will help keep you moving all month. How many days in a row can you go? How many days in June can you log activity? Whether you're jogging, sprinting, or simply taking a leisurely stroll, every movement contributes to your streak.

    Participants receive an awesome t-shirt, mileage tracking sheet, and the ability to win awesome prizes on our Facebook page.

    Learn more about the challenge and register.

    *We advise NOT increasing your running if you are already where you want to be with your mileage. We strongly advise not increasing running mileage by more than 10% a week.

    Month of Miles challenge by Moms on the Run

    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, food trucks, awards and prize drawings! We've got face painting, crazy hair and fun for the whole family. Learn more about the race and register. All are welcome! No need to be a member of Moms on the Run.
    Moms on the Run 5K/10K


    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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    Charlyn McDanold

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    Pine Tree Valley Park
    8431 Indian Blvd.
    Cottage Grove, MN 

    Park High School Activity Center
    8040 80th St S
    Cottage Grove, MN


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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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    Our signature training program lets you attend classes from 1 to 5 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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    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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    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 virtual and indoor strength-training classes.


    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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    Let us know if you would like to learn more about our program or have questions.


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