“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.

I just googled “running clubs in Minneapolis” and WeRunMPLS was at the top of the list. I really loved the motto “all paces welcome. no one runs alone.” so I decided to check it out.

Where is your favorite place to run?

Stone Arch Bridge area/by the river.

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

The birthday party! It was a really big and fun group. It was neat to see people who’d been with the group since the beginning along with those who were there for the first time...not to mention the cake, beer and prizes!

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Carolina Panthers football
  2. Brunch
  3. Running
  4. Baking
  5. Binging shows on Netflix

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The sense of community. As someone who recently moved from out of state, this has been a great way to connect with people and the city of MPLS. I always look forward to meeting new people and seeing new places during Wild Card weeks. WeRunMPLS has helped make MPLS home for me.

Favorite running quote?

"That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is." -Kara Goucher

One random fact everyone should know about you.

In college, I studied abroad in Seville, Spain for a semester. I will make you sangria but please don’t ask me to speak Spanish!

Anything we didn't cover?

My mom is my biggest running inspiration (she's in the picture next to me). I'm excited to be doing my third half marathon with her and my uncle in June.