YOU ARE WELCOME AT ST. PAUL-COMO MOMS ONTHE RUN

St. Paul-Como Moms on the Run inspires and transforms women through a healthy lifestyle of fitness, fun and friendship. We offer instructor-led fitness programming to women of all ages and fitness levels, with and without children. Whether you’re training for your first 5K, training for a longer distance, want to increase your strength or just looking for walking buddies, we have a program for you. You’ll make new friends, find accountability, and have fun while working toward a healthy lifestyle.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS

All St. Paul-Como members have access to the schedules at other CoHiNo Locations (ComoHighlandNokomis).

JOIN US FOR WINTER AND SPRING!

Our indoor Strength and Cardio classes offers a variety of workout options to help you stay strong through the winter months and build a foundation for your next training cycle. The Polar Run Club offerings will keep you moving as the temps dip. It is only cold if you’re standing still so join us for movement this winter!

Our Signature season is entirely outside and starts at the end of April. We offer multiple coached training plans written by Olympian Carrie Tollefson. Start from walking and learn to run (or return to run) a 5k by the end of the season. Or, come in as an established runner who wants to build endurance or improve speed – or both! Whatever your goals, we will help you reach them with fitness. fun, and friendship!

SIGNATURE SEASON SCHEDULE (April 22 through August 25)

6:30 p.m. – Meet at the Como Butterfly Lot for a coached interval run and strength session. This hour long class includes a dynamic warm-up, your choice of our signature Learn/Return to Run or Intermediate training plan, and strength workout. Bring hydration, mat, and hand weights (5 to 20 pounds). 

6:00 AM at the Como Pavilion – Join for a coached endurance run around beautiful Como Lake. 

Combine with the Highland and Nokomis locations for a coached endurance run! Noon at Summit and River Road in St. Paul.

Combine with the Highland and Nokomis locations for a coached endurance run! 7:30 a.m. with a monthly rotating location!

6:30 p.m. – Meet at the Como Butterfly Lot for a coached interval run and strength session. This hour long class includes a dynamic warm-up, your choice of our signature Learn/Return to Run or Intermediate training plan, and strength workout. Bring hydration, mat, and hand weights (5 to 20 pounds). 

Check out the additional classes available to St. Paul – Como Members! Check out the location website for details. No additional registration required. 

Highland

  • Monday 6:30 p.m. Interval & Strength
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. Interval & Strength

Nokomis 

  • Monday 6:30 p.m. Interval & Strength
  • Wednesday 6:00 a.m. Coached Endurance
  • Thursday 6:30 p.m. Interval & Strength

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3 Week Trial 

Interested in checking out Moms on the Run? This 3 week trial is open to new members and allows you to attend unlimited classes for 3 weeks to get a real feel for our group and classes! All for $39!

$39 for 3 week trial

Flex Class Pass
​Join any class throughout the current season!

Flex 10: $149
Flex 20: $249
Unlimited Class Pass: $399

Buy SPRING Flex class pass

Monthly Subscription*
​The best value for regular members. Includes bonus discounts and seasonal gear!

1 Class per Week: $49/month
2 Classes per Week: $65/month
Unlimited: $79/month

Buy Monthly subscription

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​*Note: You may pause your St. Paul-Como 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 stpaul@momsontherun.com to request a pause or cancellation of your subscription.

​​If you have any questions about St. Paul-Como enrollment or need financial aid, please contact stpaul@momsontherun.com

Not Sure Yet?

We’d love for you to come try a Free Class and see if Moms on the Run is the right fit for you! 

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COACH OLYMPIAN CARRIE TOLLEFSON​

Carrie’s running career began in high school where she was a 13-time state champion. She competed at Villanova University, where she was a 5-time NCAA Champion and the 1998 NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. In her post collegiate career, she won three national championships and earned the #1 spot in the country in 2004 after winning the 1500-meter at the U.S. Olympic Trials and going on to represent the U.S. in the Olympic Games in Athens.
Carrie is currently the National MOTR Fitness Director, an ESPN2 analyst and a commentator for national events. She lives and trains here in Minnesota with her husband Charlie and their three children.

Owner & Coach Anshan

Anshan joined Moms on the Run in 2016, a few months after the birth of her second child. She quickly realized that having small children in a new city required being surrounded by women who could help her figure out how to get her own needs met without “mom guilt” and be an example for her children for how to stay active and the importance of community. While never someone who thought running in a group was fun (she’s a true introvert!), she has grown to look forward and enjoy running with other people. You will often hear her say that if you don’t like running with other people because it’s hard to talk, that means you are running too fast! She has run many distances but her favorites tend to be those that challenge her mental and physical stamina, like the Loony Challenge.
Anshan is a RRCA Certified Coach and an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She enjoys running along the Mississippi River, spending time with family, lifting heavy weights to stay strong, gardening, and taking on home improvement projects with her husband.

Owner & Coach Emma

Emma was an occasional runner in college, and joined MOTR after a disappointing 10k race. She was excited to improve her running, do some “real” workouts, and be accountable to regular exercise. As an introvert, she was stepping out of her comfort zone. But what she discovered was a welcoming group of women, so uplifting, gracious and fun!
She had no idea she would be joining a strong, driven community who would push, encourage and support her so unconditionally in running and in life. She was nervous about the commitment and cost, but says those quickly became defaults in her budget and calendar.
Now on the coaching team, she is honored to help women achieve goals they never knew were possible. Emma is a RRCA Certified Coach.
When she is not running, Emma works full time as a Software Project Manager, and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. If there is time after all of that, she likes to read, travel and attempt to bake and sew.

Owner & Coach Laura

Laura passionately believes that anyone can become a runner, regardless of fitness level, age, speed, or distance. After very limited experience running on her own, she joined Moms on the Run in 2015 and found an amazing community of support and encouragement. She ran her first 10k in 2017 and it has become her favorite distance. Laura is a RRCA Certified Coach and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

In addition to running, Laura enjoys reading, visiting local restaurants, puzzles, movies, and spending time with her 13 year old son and their charismatic cat, Albert.

Coach Meg

Meg’s journey into the world of running began in 2007 when she crossed the finish line of her first 5K race. However, it wasn’t until 2016 when she truly embraced the sport, joining MOTR-Como. This running community became her foundation, teaching her the joys of running alongside others.

Meg has raced in 5K, 10K, 10-mile, and half marathon races, each one marking a new level of accomplishment and dedication. Among her races, the Twin Cities 10-mile holds a special place in her heart, representing not only a beautiful course but also the best vibe and cheer squad.

Meg is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through ACE, bringing her expertise and enthusiasm for running and fitness to others. Her love for movement extends to vinyasa yoga, which she has practiced for over seventeen years, finding balance and mindfulness on and off the trails.

Coach Alicia

Alicia joined Moms on the Run in 2018, shortly after her second child turned two. The instant community and accountability was transformational in her journey back to wellness. She is honored to be a part of and support this amazing community of women. Alicia is is a RRCA Certified Coach and an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

​Alicia lives in St. Paul with her husband and their two children. She can often be found baking, hiking, running, gardening, or playing outside with her kids.

Coach Ashley

Ashley’s main vocation in life is to help others find the things that make them feel whole and valued. She has also found this through running, yoga, storytelling, and gardening and is delighted to join the coaching team as an assistant coach with MOTR. She has been a member since 2019 and loves this community of amazing women. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, Aaron; silly dog Gracie; and wicked- sweet cat Elphaba.

Coach Ellen

Ellen did a little bit of running in her early 20’s, but got away from it for quite a few years. In 2016, her daughter was training for a half marathon and introduced her to a ‘Couch to 5K’ app. She successfully completed the app and ran her first 5K for her 50th birthday. Fast forward to 2019, newly living in the Twin City Metro, she saw an ad for Moms on the Run. Thinking it would be a good way to meet people and stay active, she checked it out (but thought she would HATE running with other people). She was wrong, however, and loved Moms on the Run and has been an active participant ever since. Now she hates running alone and took the leap to assistant coach. She loves that there is always someone who runs your pace, whether you are a Boston Marathon runner or prefer to run intervals. She has now completed the TC 10 mile and a half marathon.

When not running, Ellen is a full time Application Developer, enjoys woodworking, game night and puttering around the house and yard. She is a mom to two grown children, a future son-in-law, two cats and has one grandDOG!

Coach Julie

I’m Julie Morales. I live in St. Paul by Lake Phalen with my husband and 2 kids. In 2016, I joined Moms on the Run after my 2nd baby to find a new way to exercise and stay motivated. At that time, I would not have dreamed that just 8 years later I’d join the team as an assistant coach!

Running was something I’d started and stopped a number of times over the years and would honestly say I hated. Today, I wouldn’t say I love running, but I definitely don’t hate it because I’ve met some of the best women and learned so much about myself along the way. I started in the Learn to Run program and with encouragement and just the right amount of pushing I started to run longer distances. I soon fell in love with the Twin Cities 10 Mile and have run it three official times (plus one unofficial)! I really enjoy all the beautiful places we have in the Twin Cities to run!

Besides running, I enjoy reading, being in the kitchen, hanging out with may family playing games and camping.

Coach Libby

Having joined Moms on the Run in 2012, Libby would be a charter member of St. Paul Moms on the Run if charter members were a thing. A former high school mathlete, Libby is an “adult-onset” runner who had never previously run (other than for buses). Since joining Moms on the Run, she has run her first one mile, 5K, 10K, ten-mile, and half marathon. Libby considers a race a victory if she finishes in the top half of women in her age group—this includes when she won a medal for third place when there were only five women in her age group running the race.

Outside of Moms on the Run, Libby is a member of the board of directors of Twin Cities in Motion as the self-appointed representative of back-of-the-pack runners. She lives by Como Lake with her family, including a teen runner.

Coach Heidi

Hi! My name is Heidi and I am one of the assistant coaches with CoHiNo Moms on the Run. I started running right after college, and participated in several races from 5k to marathon. After having my two kiddos (Henry and Lydia), I lost touch with running for a few years. I joined MOTR in 2021, as a way to reconnect with running and meet new people. I have been hooked ever since! My favorite part about being a MOTR coach is building friendships and helping other women athletes become strong and confident in their running!

 

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

FRANCHISE OWNERS:

Laura, Emma, & Anshan


ST. PAUL-COMO LOCATION DETAILS

Como Pavilion in St. Paul

1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55103


Wabun Picnic Area
 4655 46th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406


Como Butterfly Lot

1237 Kaufman Dr, St Paul, MN 55103


Summit and River Road (Shadow Falls Park Parking Lot)
Meet at the intersection of Summit Ave and Mississippi River Blvd


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

Registration opens March 2024

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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FALL: STRENGTH + CARDIO BOOT CAMP

Registration opens August 2024

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

Registration open now!

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.

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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EMAIL US

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

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