“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.

My name is Katie Grossell and I found out about WeRunMPLS almost a year ago through my boyfriend Tim who has been attending for about 3 years.

Where is your favorite place to run?

My favorite place to run right now is on the treadmill since it’s the middle of winter, but I really enjoy running in the sunshine, alongside water and trail running!

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

The trip to Duluth for the weekend of camping and trail running has been one of my most favorite events of WeRunMPLS so far! Besides getting to know more people and sharing laughs, the north shore is one of my favorite places to visit.

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Traveling

  2. Reading

  3. Swimming

  4. Paddle boarding

  5. Listening to a variety of podcasts

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The people of course! It is such a fun, kind and welcoming group! Truly, I am so blessed to be apart of such a fine group of people. Whether you’ve been there one day or one hundred, you’ll always feel welcome!

Favorite running quote?

“I feel Runderful” -Me, after I’ve just ran

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I really enjoy a good pun!