“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.

Jessica Clem - I found out about WeRunMPLS through a Google search! I moved up here in August from Omaha and my first priority (after securing an apartment) was finding a great running club. I came to my first meeting a few weeks later and really loved the group. 

Where is your favorite place to run?

My favorite place to run in Minneapolis (so far) is the Kenilworth Trail. But my favorite run of all time was an impromptu run with some locals through Oslo, Norway a few years ago. It was incredibly beautiful. 

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

They have all been great! The wild card nights are always fun; as a newbie it's awesome to find new breweries and new running routes in town. 

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Running
  2. Writing
  3. Reading
  4. Coming up with puns
  5. Traveling

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The amazing camaraderie. Everyone in the group is so friendly and fun to be around!

Favorite running quote?

"Sometimes the things that challenge us the most, define us." - Deena Kastor

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I can memorize movies and television shows like I wrote them myself. I've been known to drop movie quotes or "that's what she said" in meetings. And that's why I work from home.