“WeRunMPLSer of the Month” is a series we write to introduce the faces that make WeRunMPLS so special. Our core is community; it was the motivation behind starting WeRunMPLS, is the foundation for every time we meet and is what guides all our decisions. Hope you enjoy!


Tell us your name + how you found out about WeRunMPLS.

Andrey Ablamunets. I found out about WeRunMPLS from a coworker. He told me, "There is a cool running club that you should check out. Guaranteed you won't be disappointed."

Where is your favorite place to run?

I have two favorite places - the Lakes and down the Mississippi in downtown. 

What’s been your favorite night of WeRunMPLS (so far!)?

They are all good but there was one in the Spring when I came back from food poisoning and I was running with the fast crew for a while and then just couldn't keep up and they all slowed down for me. It was a good feeling of not being left to run alone.

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Running
  2. Mountain Biking
  3. Travel
  4. Trying new things like activities, cuisine and beer
  5. Listening to Odesza

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

WeRunMPLS is a run club that I have never experienced before. There is a combination of support, community, friendship, competition and drive. Everything stems from the concept of "No one gets left behind" but that evolves into support at races, openness to train together or pace each other, and the ability to take it off the streets and just go and enjoy a beer together. 

Favorite running quote?

If it was easy everyone would do it.

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I am kind of an adventure junky. It is rare that I will say no to anything from random trips to jumping out of planes.

Anything we didn't cover?

I have a very small blog about running and traveling: https://andreyablamunets.com/