“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.

Mike. I have known the co-founder of WeRunMPLS for almost 31 years (note: Mike is Kaitlyn’s dad).

Where is your favorite place to run?

The trails around Duluth.

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

The WeRunMPLS birthday parties.

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Spending time with family

  2. Running

  3. Eagle Brook Church

  4. Motorcycling

  5. Most anything outdoors

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The people (and spending time with my daughter).

Favorite running quote?

“I run with my head, my heart and my guts, because I don’t think I’ve a great deal of talent or ability. I started at the bottom and worked up.” — Steve Jones

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I’m vegan but I do eat meat and dairy and am not that big on vegetables. ;)