As much as BAMRs*-in-Chief Sarah and Dimity wish they could travel non-stop, spreading the AMR word and connecting with other mother runners, their families might miss them.

So in 2018, the duo began anointing BAMRbassadors: As the mashup name implies, these now-almost-100 gals are badass mother runner ambassadors who introduce female runners to the power and assets of the Another Mother Runner Tribe.

The duties of BAMRbassadors vary from staffing an AMR expo booth to testing gear but one thing is for sure: BAMRbassadors are passionate about helping as many women as possible enjoy many happy miles.

*badass mother runners

Our BAMRbassadors

Aimee Bouchard

Aimee Bouchard: Springfield, MA

3 kids

“In April 2013, after I had my second kid and the Boston bombing had happened, I searched the web for connection and community, and discovered the AMR website because of a T-shirt you offered as a fundraiser. I was moved, then I was hooked!”

Alana Siebnaler-Ranson

Alana Siebnaler-Ranson: Minneapolis, MN

2 kids

“I love this community. I am awestruck by the way we come together as women, as runners, as mothers and give unfettered support to each other. Every person on the planet should be this supported, and I want to be part of creating that for others.”

Alison Burke

Alison Burke: Commerce Township, MI

4 kids

“I stumbled on Train Like A Mother on Amazon a couple years later, and it felt like someone really understood me.”

Amanda Aarsvold

Amanda Aarsvold: Owatonna, MN

3 kids

“I LOVE this community! I have ‘met’ so many amazing women via AMR who come from every walk of life. I love the constant, positive, supportive environment.”

Amanda McElroy

Amanda McElroy: Rome, NY

1 Kid

“I found AMR when looking to get out of a ‘what am I doing with my running’ funk. I was also looking for something to listen to on runs beside music. I immediately loved the community, and everything it stands for.”

Amy Rans

Amy Rans: Sioux Falls, SD

2 kids

“I don’t think I would still be running if I hadn’t found Another Mother Runner and grained the virtual connection with women all over the country and the world.”

Anna Carlson

Anna Carlson: Circle Pines, MN

4 kids

“I never realized how connected I could feel to women across the country (and Canada too!) until I became involved with AMR, and I want others to join us!”

Anna Haberzettl

Anna Haberzettl: Dothan, AL

2 kids

“AMR has helped me understand the female runner better from so many different angles. Through it, I am able to see myself and regained my love for running.”

Annaliese Dolph

Annaliese Dolph: Portland, OR

3 kids

“I pulled out a Train Like a Mother marathon plan this year and ran my own personal marathon last week: 26.2 unstaffed miles through the city. I could not fit a race into the family schedule but wanted to prove to myself I can go the distance. If only the AMR ’80s RockMyRun playlist was out then!”

Annette Etchison

Annette Etchison: LaPorte, IN

1 daughter + 1 grandson

I’ve become virtual and real-life friends with so many of the BAMRS: They are my first read on Facebook every day and my go-to group for all things running- and life-related.”

April Hopkins

April Hopkins: Bakersfield, CA

2 kids

“I sport an AMR tank or hat on every run, and I tell everyone I meet about AMR. It’s been such a huge part of my life for five years now!”

Ashley Wynne

Ashley Wynne: Greenville, SC

1 kid

“I believe there is nothing more powerful than women encouraging women. As a chemical engineer in a male-dominated field, one of my favorite things is networking with and mentoring younger female engineers (and receiving mentorship from others as well!).”

Audra Jolliffe

Audra Jolliffe: DeLand, FL

2 kids

Whether I love running or not, I want to keep your BAMRS in the background as a loving community of women who are there to support you.”

Becky Grammens

Becky Grammens: Saint Paul, MN

2 kids

“The Many Happy Miles community is what keeps me pushing myself out of the door!”

Brandi Dockett

Brandi Dockett, Mount Royal, NJ

2 kids

“Thank you for continuing to be a voice for us “MotherRunners who kick ass and take names and still get dinner on the table.”

Brenda Ingstad

Brenda Ingstad: Valley City, ND

4 kids

After attending four AMR Retreats, I have gained lifetime friendships. The Retreats and friendships have taught me that I am strong and can do very hard things!!!”

Brooke Thames

Brooke Thames: Happy Valley, OR

3 kids

“I’ve seen firsthand the value of feeling supported, encouraged, and inspired by other like-minded BAMRs, and by becoming a BAMRbassador I’d be so honored to give back to the community.”

Carrie McKinney

Carrie McKinney: Ball Ground, GA

1 Kid

“Witnessing the support, encouragement, and community in this group versus other women’s run groups has helped me see that AMR is far and away the best, most inclusive, and well-rounded not only for moms but women in all phases.”

Carrie Meconis

Carrie Meconis: Middle Village, NY

4 kids

“Crossing the 2107 NYC Marathon finish line was so powerful after all I have gone through the past couple of years (four kids; preemies and 6 weeks of NICU time; sickness and injury). But I made it. I hope to inspire other mamas who feel the struggle and pain of this journey.”

Casii Dodd

Casii Dodd: Walkersville, MD

3 kids

“Since picking up a well-loved copy of RLAM, I have run many 5Ks, not-a-few 10Ks, a load of halfs, and even a few crazy marathons. All because you made it seem possible: With the training groups and online community support, you help people accomplish hard, wonderful, challenging things.”

Cathy Engstrom

Cathy Engstrom: Colorado Springs, CO

3 kids

“I am a RUNNER and I can do hard things! Not only in running but in life.”

Christine Duran-Garcia

Christine Duran-Garcia; Sioux Falls, SD

2 kids

“Utilizing the heart-rate TLAM plans since 2017, I have grown immensely as a runner. I have ran more miles than I ever would have imagined. I have gotten stronger, faster, more consistent, and have had a lot of fun while doing it!”

Christy Scott

Christy Scott: Huntsville, AL

2 Kids

“As a mother runner of two, in my mid-40s, I feel like the BAMR family is where I belong. I love the sense of community this group has created and how these strong women support each other.”

Colleen R. Stumpf

Colleen R. Stumpf: Erie, PA

2 kids

“This community has shown me that other mothers out there struggle, juggle, run away from home, and come back strong enough to continue. To me, being a BAMRbassador is paying that knowledge forward.”

Cortney Sloan

Cortney Sloan: Silver Spring, MD

1 Kid

“I would love to be able to share AMR more broadly with other mothers because it is so important to know there are other people out there trying to be a mom, wife, employee, boss, friend, and runner. And we get it. This community has been part of my motherhood journey since pretty much the day I left the hospital.”

Crystal Pierre

Crystal Pierre: Albuquerque, NM

2 Kids

“I’m passionate about the mother runner community and inspiring other moms to keep running and keep setting bigger running goals. We have to lift each other up. With all that life throws at us and all we do, running is so important to keep as something that’s just for us.”

Cynthia Vissers

Cynthia Vissers: Laurel, MD

3 Kids

“This has been my tribe for years, through thick and thin. There’s few things I enjoy more than encouraging women to be the best version of themselves through running! AMR has shown me it’s okay to be where you are, we’ll meet you there and love you.”

Danielle Ligocki

Danielle Ligocki: Shelby Township, MI

2 kids

“Through Many Happy Miles, I have found a place of support, empathy, and belonging. The training plans are fantastic, as they keep me engaged and motivated, and MHM is also a place to come together as women with shared goals, difficulties, and joys.”

Deanna Tysdal

Deanna Tysdal; Omaha, NE

2 Kids

“The women I’ve interacted with from the AMR community are inspiring, funny, and honest. It has taught me that with planning, all things are possible.”

Emily Menzel

Emily Menzel: Kobenhavn O

2 kids

“I am a military spouse living overseas. The AMR community is similar to the military spouse running community—full of support, encouragement, and real talk.”

Emily Opacich

Emily Opacich; Duluth, MN

3 Kids

“AMR has brought me support, friendship, motivation, and encouragement. I’ve learned about all things running, strength (physical and emotional), and badass-ery.”

Emily Smith

Emily Smith: Roswell, GA

3 kids

“I’ve been especially appreciative of AMR’s friendly podcast voices during the pandemic days because it was a comforting reminder that there are always running friends ‘out there.'”

Erin Wright

Erin Wright: Prior Lake, MN

2 Kids

“I started engaging with the AMR online community via Facebook, where I realized this group ran deeper than running and realized how much I had in common with all of these women. It is a place for me to learn, celebrate, share, empathize, and get advice with an amazing group of people. I’ve learned a lot more about running, too. :)”

Gretchen Morrow

Gretchen Morrow: Whitefield, ME

3 kids

“I have attended two AMR retreats and I’m signed up for the 3rd! It has been such a joy to build a virtual cheer squad, then connect with those women in real life!”

Heather Reed

Heather Reed: Sioux Falls, SD

3 Kids

[AMR] has allowed my running journey to continue beyond just blindly running race after race with botched running plans. I have grown stronger, built my endurance base, but more importantly, I have grown emotionally in ways I would never have imagined.”

Jaclyn Carnahan

Jaclyn Carnahan; Cedar Rapids, IA

2 Kids

“I love what AMR stands for and the support of it. Running has changed my life for the better, and I love sharing the joy of it with others.”

Jaime Taylor

Jaime Taylor: Edmond, OK

2 kids

Run Like a Mother completely changed my life. I was a wannabe runner on my journey to my first half-marathon, and picked up the book before going on vacation for my anniversary (sorry, husband!). I spent the entire time laughing, reading, feeling an instant connection and validation that I never expected.”

Jennifer Halliez

Jennifer Halliez: Bernardsville, NJ

3 Kids

“I always considered myself ‘not a real runner,’ and I would only run in the dark when I was sure everyone in town was asleep (LOL). After listening to hours upon hours of AMR podcasts during my runs, I realized I AM A RUNNER.”

Jennifer Steele

Jennifer Steele; Concord, CA

2 Kids

“AMR has helped me remember that it’s ok that training looks different now that I’m a mom. Sometimes runs get cut short or you give your kids extra snacks or toys to be able to keep the run going.”

Jessica Normington

Jessica Normington: Reisterstown, MD

2 kids

“Doing Love the Run is the driving force why I ran the NYC Marathon this year: The program gave me the confidence to sign up for the best marathon in the world!”

Jill Maxey

Jill Maxey: Harrison Township, MI

3 Kids

I joined the AMR social media following and found that the rest of the tribe was just like me. It feels great to be a part of something that is multi-cultural, accepting of all ages, all levels, and inclusive to women simply trying to be the best ‘them’ that they can be.”

Jodi Edmonds

Jodi Edmonds: Nazareth, PA

2 kids

“AMR has given me confidence in my running, plus trusting a process and myself that I am capable of so much more than I think. And the support from AMR people in training groups and on social media is ALWAYS positive and amazing!”

Jodi Snowdon

Jodi Snowdon: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

2 kids

“2012: I was a soccer mom who just wanted some peace and some space for herself. I knew nothing about running when I started moving my slow butt around the block, except that I I wanted to run Princess Half-Marathon. I had no community, I had no coach, I had no help. And then I Googled “running books for moms” and, hallelujah, I found you!”

Julia Conkel-Ziebell

Julia Conkel-Ziebell: West Lakeland Twp, MN

2 Kids

“I found AMR at a time when my running was lagging and I was having a hard time coming back as a working mom with different paces than pre-baby. I feel like I can be there for others when they are having a down moment and can help inspire them to get through a tough day.”

Julie Patno

Julie Patno: Salt Lake City, UT

4 kids

“I finished my first 50K (!) last weekend. When I came into work today, a co-worker said I am not the same person I was 4.5 years ago, when I started running. She said I am just ‘f*cking amazing.’ I have to say I agree. AMR/TLAM was a HUGE part of that transformation.”

Karen Ofafa

Karen Ofafa: New River, AZ

2 kids

“I lost about 50 pounds running with the help of training plans from Train Like a Mother. I also love to RUN, and this community has pushed me!”

Kary Whearty

Kary Whearty: Sylvania, OH

3 kids

“I recently ran the Detroit Marathon with a friend, her first. There is no greater feeling than sharing finish line hugs and tears!”

Kate Edenborg

Kate Edenborg: Menomonie, WI

1 Kid

“Whenever I fall off the running ‘horse,’ AMR helps me get back on again: I start a training plan, follow an AMR YouTube strength workout, and lean on the community to rev me up when I need it.”

Kate Walton

Kate Walton: Indianola, IA

4 kids

“The connections I’ve made through AMR have echoed through my life in the most positive ways. I’ve met people in real life and online who have enriched and supported me in ways I would have never imagined.”

Kelly Keating-Caraway

Kelly Keating-Caraway; Cedar Grove, NJ

“AMR has brought some amazing people into my life, training partners I now call friends. Because of AMR, I have added “marathoner” to my resume of life.”

Kelyn Celeskey

Kelyn Celeskey; Northern Shores, MI

2 Kids

“A little encouragement, a little advice, a little virtual (or in person) hug, a little camaraderie, a little challenge, a lot of laughs…it’s all the little pieces of this community that come together to make something hugely wonderful, and I am over-the-top geeked to be a part of it!”

Kerry Cosneau

Kerry Cosneau: Beaufort, SC

1 Kid

“Running and motherhood are two key aspects of my life, and they drive me in so much of what I do. I think it is very important that we BAMRs have a means of sharing information, support, and encouragement through AMR.”

Kerry Zub

Kerry Zub: Fort Frances, ON

1 Kid

“Your blog posts really helped get me through COVID!”

Kim Johnson-Riggers

Kim Johnson-Riggers: Spokane, WA

2 Kids

“The tags on the AMR merchandise say it all: ‘You’re not just buying a shirt, you’re buying into a community.’ For me, it was the first book, and the return has been tenfold.”

Kimberly Daboo

Kimberly Daboo: Pittsburgh, PA

2 kids

I’m so grateful to have found AMR after a long history of starting and stopping exercise programs. I’m not sure I would still be running if not for the support of the AMR community.”

Kimberly Hardtke

Kimberly Hardtke: Luxemburg, WI

2 kids

“As an AMR Ambassador, I want to show that you can be a runner at any size. As a plus-sized runner who currently averages ~14:00 mile, I strive to show others that it doesn’t matter how fast or how far you run—just run.”

Kristen Andrix

Kristen Andrix: Owatonna, MN

4 kids

“Following numerous Train Like a Mother Club plans, I’ve learned how to push my limits while ‘nerding out’ as I learn the technical sides of an activity that also brings me stress relief.”

Kristen Genet

Kristen Genet: Blaine, MN

3 kids

“This is a Tribe that brings out the best in women: accepting each individual where she is at, providing support and community to lift her up, and sharing in the successes and difficulties of training, mothering, and womaning in general.”

Laurel Short

Laurel Short; Leawood, KS

2 Kids

“AMR was truly a rock for me as a tackled a doctorate of nursing degree over the past three years. The community helped me understand that running offers us different meanings and gifts in each life phase.”

Lauren Haramic

Lauren Haramic: Pittsburgh, PA

2 kids

It gives me comfort knowing there is a group out there (AMR!) counting on me to finish my run or supporting me when my day (or year) didn’t go as planned or giving advice and answering questions.”

Leah Wiesner

Leah Wiesner: Combined Locks, WI

1 Kid

“I’ve gained so much knowledge through the podcast and blog posts that have immensely helped my training. And the training plans from both TLAM and the Train Like a Mother Club have helped me attain PRs in every distance from the 5K through the marathon.”

Linda Collins

Linda Collins: Omaha, NE

3 kids

“AMR, Many Happy Miles, and Love the Run You’re With have made me feel so included in the running community and literally helped me stay sane during COVID-19.”

Liz Fowler

Liz Fowler: Overland Park, KS

3 kids

“I look forward to listening to the AMR podcast while I’m running, and laughing at the back and forth between Sarah and Dimity, or the great guest hosts. I want to help spread the AMR joy in my community.”

Lorinda Donaldson

Lorinda Donaldson: Eden Prairie, MN

10 kids

“I am inspired by this community of women of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities centered around wellness, running, and motherhood.”

Marissa O'Connell

Marissa O’Connell; Philadelphia, PA

2 Kids

“I am interested in becoming a BAMRbassador because I love the community, the women, and the positive energy of this group. AMR is a testimony to what moms can achieve when they support one another in running and in life.”

Mary Kitchen

Mary Kitchen: Grand Haven, MI

2 kids

“I want to inspire other mothers that we can train for races while we have young kids, jobs, and other things going on.”

Mary Ellen Kahraman

Mary Ellen Kahraman: Westerville, OH

2 kids

“I would love to help inspire and support the AMR community, especially those of us in the Sandwich Generation— 50+ gals treading through the next level of maturity!”

Maureen Pridgeon

Maureen Pridgeon: Norman, OK

2 kids

“Another Mother Runner has a very positive vibe for helping us be the best that we can be.”

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood: Salt Lake City, UT

3 kids

“It sounds corny, but finding AMR during the pandemic changed not only my running life but lifted me up in so many ways during a truly horrible year! I cannot imagine my daily life without AMR.”

Melissa Theberge

Melissa Theberge: Plaistow, NH

3 kids

“I came to AMR able to run 3.1 miles and now I’ve run 26.2 all in a row! My personal running growth is a credit to AMR, but honestly what I’ve learned about myself and the new friendships are even more precious and valuable to me. I think this is where the heart of AMR lies.”

Molly Scheetz

Molly Scheetz: Chandler, AZ

3 kids

“Since starting to run in 2013, I’ve relied on the AMR community to get great information, stay connected, and maintain motivation.”

Monica Bays

Monica Bays: Rochester, NY

1 Kid

“I LOVE to connect with other runners! I hosted a #MotherlodeofMiles run in my area and enjoyed meeting other local women. It is important to me to have a support network of friends helping each other to reach our goals, share our struggles, and celebrate our successes!”

Nicole Albright

Nicole Albright: Shippensburg, PA

1 kid

“I truly appreciate the community of learning and compassion AMR offers: You are there for each other, and you help all of your mothers to be accepting and as positive as possible.”

Nicole Hart

Nicole Hart: Boiling Springs, PA

3 kids

“Honestly, I already feel like I am an ambassador for AMR. I’m ready to make it official!”

Pamela Frost

Pamela Fost: Northford, CT

2 Kids

“I first started running five years ago and during that time I learned that even though running is a solo sport, there is an entire community that surrounds it. I met so many people through runDisney, Facebook groups, and AMR! I love the social element of being part of a running community.”

Pamela Harris

Pamela Harris: Decatur, GA

2 kids

“The BAMR community is fiercely inclusionary, and it would make my heart swell to beckon others in. And I’m not going to lie: I am dying to meet more members of the community in real life!”

Pat Brockman

Pat Brockman: San Antonio, TX

3 kids + 4 grandchildren

“I ran my first half at the age of 60 and am heading strong into a second decade of running with the help of this amazing community! I love being a grandmother runner and am so grateful for the energy,  encouragement, renewal, confidence and joy I consistently receive from AMR!”

Penny Noll

Penny Noll; Cazenovia, NY

2 Kids

“I am an older runner (67) who started running at age 50, and I can add that perspective. I appreciate the power and positivity of running in my life and I am happy to share that.”

Rachael Pettigrew

Racheal Pettigrew: Tempe, AZ

3 kids

“I can’t wait to help women understand the importance of putting themselves and their mental + physical health first; it’s as important as keeping their houses clean. (And I have to remember that myself as well!)”

Rebecca Atkinson

Rebecca Atkinson: Easley, SC

2 kids

“In some ways, I feel I’m already an AMR ambassador: I’m always telling other mother runners about the podcast and encouraging women to get out and move at any speed or form—just forward motion!”

Rhianna Stave

Rhianna Stave: Roseville, MN

4 kids

“As a ‘later-to-running’ gal, I was in search of some guidance and inspiration when it came to running. I found the AMR podcast and blog and fell in love with the community.”

Samantha Hopkins

Samantha Hopkins: San Antonio, TX

2 kids

“Dimity and Sarah have accompanied me on thousands of solo miles; making me laugh, educating me, and supporting me as I chase my goals and work to become a better version of myself.”

Sara Martinez

Sara Martinez: Concord, CA

3 Kids

“I love the real-ness of the community: AMR is a place for all of us to gather in person or virtually to receive love and support and know that no question or answer is TMI [too much information] if it helps our community and furthers our love of running.”

Sarah Gulick

Sarah Gulick: Grand Forks, ND

2 kids

“I joined Many Happy Miles, and the community, training, monthly challenges, and podcast have added such joy and richness to my running through the ups and downs of the last year!”

Sarah Merrick

Sarah Merrick: Wyndmoor, PA

3 kids

“Being a mother can be lonely, which is ironic because you are usually never alone. Having a support network of other mothers like AMR is invaluable.”

Sarah Speer

Sarah Speer: Swanton, OH

2 kids

“Listening to Dimity on the podcast, I found my confidence as I learned to ‘reframe my butterflies!’ I’ve PR’ed every race since then—harnessing that butterfly power.”

Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones: Aurora, CO

3 kids

“Through the years, I have laughed, learned, and cried with AMR and love how this community has grown and what it offers. I want to continue to grow with AMR!”

Shannon Pipes

Shannon Pipes: Laramie, WY

1 Kid

“I hope to spread a message to other mother’s that you can balance life and running, that you need to give yourself grace every day, and that it is important to do something for yourself (e.g. running) every day because it makes you a better mom, partner, employee, and person.”

Stacy Ingstad

Stacy Ingstad; Valley City, ND

4 Kids

“I live in a small town in a rural area: The friendships I’ve made both virtually and in person at retreats have been life changing.”

Stephanie Garrett

Stephanie Garrett: Westminster, CO

3 four-legged kids

“In six years, I went from weighing almost 300 pounds to today, when I have completed numerous 5Ks + 10Ks, 14 half-marathons, and 4 full marathons. I am slower runner, but all runners need encouragement, positivity, and support in all areas of life.”

Suzanne Adams

Suzanne Adams: North Reading, MA

2 Kids

“I believe being a mom is the most amazing thing in the world and also the hardest. I believe women (especially moms) need each other, and this community allows for that both in person and virtually. This community allows moms to be a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with, someone to pound the pavement with, and someone to listen.”

Tami Brigle

Tami Brigle: Edon, OH

2 kids

“When I first started running in 2013. I remember binge-listening to every Another Mother Runner podcast episode and reading every daily blog post.”

Whitney Lacombe

Whitney LaCombe: Tuscon, AZ

3 kids

“I have gone back and re-listened to all the podcasts from the beginning. I honestly feel like I know SBS and Dimity as though we are actually friends in real life.”