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What is Another Mother Runner?

We're so glad you asked!

Another Mother Runner is a large, vibrant, inclusive (and free!) community of female runners worldwide that connects in myriad ways from in-person retreats to on-line discussions—and pretty much every other way in between.

We cheer each other's PRs; we empathize with each other's injuries; we gently push each other out the door; we laugh daily and overshare occasionally; and, together, we celebrate all the ups and downs of the running lifestyle.

With all of the distractions in our lives—jobs, family, pets, volunteer commitments, and an endless stream of laundry (so.much.laundry!)—we know the biggest challenge you face is time and motivation to stay active. Another Mother Runner (AMR) is here to minimize that speed bump.

We're here to keep you moving and inspired with lively podcasts, expert-led training programs, an entertaining blog, badass merchandise, and, most importantly, each other. AMR thrives on momentum and teamwork, and we are so glad you're joining us.

Dimity & Sarah


On our weekly podcast, we interview guest experts on everything from nutrition to mental toughness, race training to injury prevention. We chat—and laugh—about it all. And every other Tuesday, we release AMR Answers, a Q+A podcast on which Sarah and Dimity respond to questions you call in.

We're like your best running friends: always ready to go and (almost-always) entertaining.

The best part? We even talk on the uphills!


Whether you're a newbie runner, an intermediate triathlete, or a multi-time marathoner, the Train Like a Mother Club has a training program that fits your experience, fitness, and goals.

With expert, accessible coaching; a range of comprehensive, effective training programs; and support + community in spades, your training—and race—will be strong, solid, and gratifying.


Make 2020 your year of Many Happy Miles.

With AMR's annual subscription program, you receive 12 months of workouts + challenges; a special welcome gift; exclusive workshops + podcasts with experts; steep discounts on our favorite gear; and so.much.more.

Join any time and get moving on your many happy miles!


The original heart of Another Mother Runner: relatable, empathetic, often witty, always informative blog posts that all runners, regardless of pace or experience. In their pre-AMR professional lives, Sarah and Dimity were both respected freelance writers who wrote for, among others, Runner's World, SELF, Health, OutsideESPN, and The New York Times.

AMR serves up fresh content several times a week on topics ranging from how to manage your period on the run to race reports and gear reviews, and everything in between. 


Cute, stylish gear you won't find in a big-box store.

Whether you're looking for a sassy lifestyle tee, fresh running top, comfy capris with amazing pockets, or a technical trucker hat, we've got your covered. All our original gear is designed to put some giddy-up into your step, whether you're heading out the door at o'dark-thirty or toeing a starting line.


During these extended weekends, you'll attend expert workshops on everything from sport psych to nutrition; release your body with foam rolling and yoga sessions; run and race (if you want!); dine on delicious food; and befriend a bevy of other women runners.

We've convened in such lovely places as Ogden, Utah, and Cape Cod. Next up: Hilton Head Island; Portland, Oregon; and Rancho La Puerta Spa + Resort.


We partner with ahhh-mazing brands to bring our community awesome discounts and giveaways all year long. From head to toe, both on and off the road, AMR keeps your running wardrobe and training essentials well-stocked at an affordable price!


The Another Mother Runner "party" kicked off in 2010 with the publication of Run Like a Mother, written by AMR's co-founders Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea.

The witty, conversational book struck a chord with women runners, prompting Dimity and Sarah to follow it up two years later with Train Like a Mother, which focuses more on training and racing. The duo completed the trilogy in 2015 with the publication of Tales from Another Mother Runner, essays from a variety of women runners/writers.

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