One mile run by one #motherrunner? As we can all attest, there’s inherent power and strength in that individual feat of running 5,280 feet.

What happens when you run more than one mile—and then we virtually collect all the miles? We’ve been doing that our regular Sunday Pile of Miles on our Facebook page for years now, and the range of #motherrunners + miles that get piled on is always both awe-inspiring and motivating. (“5 miles (with hills) yesterday, 6 miles (flat) today. Both trail. 17 1/2 weeks pregnant!! writes Jennifer on this week’s post.)

Reality is always better—and, um, more real—than social media, though, so wanted to turn a fabulous virtual thing into a real-life, meet-your-tribe, get-in-some-miles-and-laughs event: get ready for

The Motherlode of Miles (#MOMweekend) :
September 22-23, 2018

Here’s how the Motherlode of Miles weekend is going to shake down:
1. We already have 47 group runs planned (see map and details below); we’d love to have you join one of those. Note: Runs with teal runner icon are on Saturday, September 22; runs with orange runner icon are on Sunday, September 23.

2. If joining or hosting a group run isn’t possible, we still want your miles on our #motherlode of miles. We’ll put out a call on our Facebook page on both Saturday and Sunday, and we want selfies, smiles, and miles! Similarly, we’d love to see #MOMweekend on Twitter, Instagram, and any other place your social media heart desires!

With logistics out of the way, we want to emphasize this: #MOMWeekend is for ALL runners and walkers, and was designed with community in mind. You don’t have to be training for something; you don’t have to be fast or fit; or even classify yourself as a runner. You just need to want to have some forward motion, laughs, and connection with like-minded women on a weekend morrning. Show up and you may find a new Best Running Friend–or some motivation that went MIA.

[[Note: All participants must sign a waiver and bring a copy to their #motherrunner host.]]




Meet: Glenmore Landing, 1600 90 Ave SW in front of the Good Earth coffee shop.

Time: 8:00 am

RouteGlenmore Reservoir Loop going counter clockwise (~ 14 km), can be shortened with an out and back of any distance. Coffee afterwards at Good Earth if desired.

#Motherrunner Host: Heather Fahr


Meet: Pioneer Park front entrance at 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Time: 10:00 am.

Route: Just over 3 miles, on a path along the Chena River. Route can be shorter/longer as desired. Stroller-friendly route

#Motherrunner Host: Brittany Trumbull + Stroller Strong Moms – Fairbanks


Meet: Kiwanis Park, 5500 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ

Time: 6:30 am

Route: 3 mile out and back on Canal Path

#Motherrunner Host: Rachael Pettigrew


Meet: Egret Park, Riverside Dr. and Arnold St. Los Angeles, CA 90031. (Plenty of parking nearby). Detailed directions here.

Time: 8:00 am

Route: Two options: 1.8 miles to La Colombe Coffee House for coffee, then run or walk home at leisure, or 3.6-mile out-and-back.

#Motherrunner Host: Lynne Garcia


Meet: Washington Park, 701 S. Franklin St, Denver, CO 80209; meet in parking lot on west side; corner of Exposition + Downing

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 2.5 or 5 miles (1 or 2 loops of the park). Coffee afterwards at Wash Perk.

#Motherrunner Hosts: Dimity McDowell + Katie Sznewajs +  Stephanie Garrett


Meet: Elizabeth Park at the parking lot near the greenhouses/Pond House. Look for your host in a bright yellow shirt near a black minivan.

Time: 8:30 AM

Route: 3 and 5 mile routes through lovely streets and the park. After the run, please stay to chat and enjoy complimentary fruit and energy bites in the park.

#Motherrunner Host: Mary Eberhardt


Charm City Run, 126 South Main St. Bel Air, MD.

Time: 7:00 AM

Route: 3 mile route, with option for shorter or longer through historic Main St area. Optional meet-up for coffee afterwards.

#Motherrunner Host: Kimberly Farace

Meet: In front of Whole Foods 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 5 miles, with an option for three.

#Motherrunner Host: Tricia Cecil + Train Like a Mother Running Coach Amanda Loudin


Meet: Norwottuck Rail Trail, Station Road Parking Lot South Amherst MA

Time: 8:00 am

Route: 3 miles, with the option to go longer or shorter.

#Motherrunner Host: Aimee Bouchard

Meet: Artesani Playground, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston MA

Time: 7:30 AM

Route: Options for 3.2 miles and 5.25 miles.

#Motherrunner Host: Carrie Becker

Meet: Fuller Brook Park in parking lot at high school track (across from 15 Smith St). Additional parking available at high school (50 Rice St.)

Time: 7:00 AM

Route: About 2 miles out and back or 3 or 4mi loop, which includes part of the Boston Marathon course. Afterwards, meet for coffee/food at Bruegger’s Bagels, 97 Central St.

#Motherrunner Host: Mara Furlow


Meet: Ann Arbor Running Company Kerrytown, 200 N 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Out and back route that allows for 1-3 miles or any distance up to 20 miles! Water stations throughout the route. All paces welcome.

#Motherrunner Host: Christie Overgaard

Meet: Marquette Commons, 112 S Third Street, Marquette, MI

Time: 8:00 am

Route: 2 to 7 miles – along the city bike path (host will probably run 4ish). Coffee meetup at Babycakes afterward!

#Motherrunner Host: Kelsey Holmberg


Meet: Overflow parking lot at Williston Fitness Center, 14509 Minnetonka Drive

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Out and back on the Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail, about 4 miles with options to go longer or shorter.

#Motherrunner Hosts: Katherine Wacker, Becky Orphan + Melissa Murphy


Meet: Donaldson Westside Park 1000 N. Country Club Rd. Park & meet in commuter parking lot inside entrance by green roof shelter/skate area.

Time: 7:30 am (see route info for earlier options)

Route: Trail/road out and back course for 1-3 miles. Arrive at 6am for 12 miles, 7am for 6 miles, or 7:30 for 1-3 miles. Stroller-friendly route. Reflective gear recommended for the 6 and 12 mile runners. Post-run coffee at Scooters Coffee, 1308 S. Main St. Maryville, MO.

#Motherrunner Host: Megan Hamilton


Meet: Chalco Hills Trail, 8901 S 154th St, Omaha, NE 68138. Meet at the parking lot by the Visitor Center.

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Two options: 7-mile loop or out-and back 3-miler.

#Motherrunner Host: Tracy Swearingen


Meet: Plaistow Town Hall Green, 143 Main Street, Plaistow NH. Street parking available.

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 3 miles. Option for shorter route as well.

#Motherrunner Host: Melissa Theberge


Meet: Haddonfield Running Company, 121 Kings Hwy, Haddonfield NJ

Time: 8:00 am

Route: 3.1 miles, then returning to the store for shopping + mingling.

#Motherrunner Host: Brandi Dockett

Meet: Montclair Running Company, 103 Forest St. Montclair, NJ

Time: 7:00 AM

Route: Options for routes include 3, 5, 6 or 8 miles, or join in with others for an even longer distance! All paces and distances are supported. Strollers welcome! Post-run meet-up and coffee optional at Montclair Bread Company

#Motherrunner Host: Rachel Crampsey


Meet: La Llorona Park at 3440 W. Picacho Ave. Las Cruces, NM.

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 4 mile out-and-back asphalt/gravel path that follows the Rio Grande River. Water fountains, pit toilet, plenty of parking in the lot, and a playground at the site. Coffee to follow at about 8:30 am at Border Brew Coffee on 2701 W Amador, Las Cruces. (SW corner of Motel and Amador)

#Motherrunner Host: Ann McPhee


Meet: 59
th St and Central Park South, NYC. Meet at the art installation by the subway stop.

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 4 miles in and around the lower loop of Central Park, with options for adding on. Chatter + coffee at Le Pain Quotidien, East 72nd St And, 5th Ave (inside the park) after the run.

#Motherrunner Host: Carrie Meconis

Meet: Towpath Bike Shop parking lot: 3 Schoen Place, Pittsford NY 14534

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Erie Canal path run, out and back from 3 miles or up to 6 miles. Meet for coffee after at Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, 3349 Monroe Avenue (Pittsford Plaza) Rochester, NY 14618

#Motherrunner Host: Monica Bays


Meet: National Road Bikeway: South Parking Lot.  Roughly located at 49113 Reservoir Rd, St. Clairsville, OH 43950  (Off of Rt 9 at Reservoir Rd.)

Time: 8:00 am

Route: Out and back options from 2.5 to 5 miles. Coffee to follow at the Panera Bread by the Ohio Valley Mall (67800 Mall Ring Rd, St Clairsville, OH 43950).

#Motherrunner Host: Mary Lenczewski


Meet: Elizabeth Caruthers Park 3508 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Southwest Waterfront for a 3-5 mile loop across the Tillikum bridge to the Steel bridge (5) or Morrison bridge (4) or Hawthorne bridge (3). Street parking is free before 8 am. Post-run, coffee and/or donuts at Blue Star Donuts.

#Motherrunner Host: Annaliese Dolph


Meet: The Cedars House Café, 200 W. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 3 miles out-and-back. Participants can choose to go further (the trail is 10 miles long), and post-run can enjoy 10% off coffee and snacks at The Cedars House.

#Motherrunner Host: Schuyler Nunn + Kristen Liebsch 


Meet: Hub City Runners, 2932 Reidville Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29301

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Out and back route allows for 2 miles or more. Host will be running 7 and welcomes others to join for that distance. Post-run coffee/breakfast options are plentiful nearby.

#Motherrunner Host: Kristie Magnuski


In front of Hotel Emma at The Pearl, 135 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, 78212 (Look for a white Toyota pick-up truck with Downtown Run Group sign parked by the bike rack in front of the hotel) Parking available in the lot or free garage by the hotel.

Time: 6:45 am

Route: Out and back for total of 4.7 miles with opportunity to make it 2 mile or 3 ½ mile route instead. Option for coffee or breakfast tacos post run.

#Motherrunner Host: Pat Brockman


Meet: Liberty Park, 600 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT. Meet at the 900 S entrance into the park.

Time: 7:30 am for run (or 8:30 am for coffee)

Route: Park loop is 1.5 miles, run can be adjusted as needed. Coffee to follow at Beans & Brew at 8:30am

#Motherrunner Host: Julie Patno

Meet: West Riverfront Park 11050 South Riverfront Parkway South Jordan, UT

Time: 7:30 am

Route: 3-5 miles along the Jordan River Parkway, with options for shorter or longer distances.

#Motherrunner Host: Catey Ball


Meet: Cold Spoon Yogurt, 20789 Great Falls Plaza #106, Sterling, VA 20165

Time: 7:00 am

Route: Distances range include 3, 6, 9 or more miles.  Stay for post-run coffee, the yummiest yogurt parfaits and awesome company.  

#Motherrunner Host: Laura Lacroix-Johnson + The Algonkian Running Club


Meet: Olin Park 1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715

Time: 6:30am

Route: Out-and-back 3 miles (can adjust mileage if you want to go shorter or longer).

#Motherrunner Host: Julia Miller


[[Note: All participants must sign a waiver and bring a copy to their #motherrunner host.]]



Meet: K & P Trail, Sydenham Road at Hwy 401, Kingston, Ontario.

Time: 8:15 am

Route: 3-5 miles out and back along the scenic K & P Trail, with many options for shorter or longer distances.

#Motherrunner Host: Jodi Snowdon


Meet: Healdsburg Running Company, 333 Center Street, Healdsburg California, 95448

Time: 9:00 am

Route: Distances are 5k to 10k and we will end with complimentary coffee, mimosas and treats.

#Motherrunner Host: Tiffany Bellize

Meet: Aroma Coffee, 95 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Time: 7:30 am

Route: Greenway Trail out and back for a total of 3 miles (or more if you’re feeling it!) Return to Aroma for tasty coffee.

#Motherrunner Host: Andrea Foster


Meet: Branmar Plaza, 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Time: 5:00 am

Route: 3 or 5 miles or longer if desired, through safe, flat neighborhood roads. All runners + walkers welcome!

#Motherrunner Host: Licinia “LuLu” Kaliher and the Wilmington DE MRTT group 


Meet: Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village, Oakview Rd at E Lake Drive Decatur; meet at intersection of East Lake and Oakview.

Time: 7:15 am

Route: 3-mile loop, with options for going shorter or longer.

#Motherrunner Host: Pam Harris


Meet: Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, junction of Herrick Rd & Butterfield Rd (Rte 56), Wheaton IL. Park in lot off of Herrick Road and meet at the trail sign. (Do NOT park along Butterfield Road.)

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 3-4 miles in preserve

#Motherrunner Host: Train Like a Mother Triathlon Coach Elizabeth Waterstraat

Meet: North Pavilion of Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville IL. (Just past the entrance booth, turn left to the North Pavilion parking lot.) Meet for post-run coffee at Hansa Coffee Roasters, 755 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville (3-minute drive from Independence Grove)

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 2.5 mile paved loop or 2.5 mile gravel path option; can be combined or extended on extensive trails. (Restrooms + drinking fountain available.)

#Motherrunner Host: Katie Ormson


Meet: Hickory Hill Park – Bloomington Street Entrance

Time: 8:00 AM

Route: Run a 3 mile loop, return to the parking lot, and then another 3 mile loop if interested.  All paces welcome – this is a no-lady-left-behind run! Host will provide Java House coffee to enjoy afterwards!

#Motherrunner Host: Robin Kopelman


Meet: Caribou Coffee, 113 Village Center Drive, North Oaks, MN 55127

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 4-mile loop (can be extended). Meet back at Caribou for post-run coffee.

#Motherrunner Host: Kristen Genet

Meet: Whole Foods, 305 Radio Drive, Woodbury MN

Time: 8:00 AM

Route: 5 mile loop that can be shortened into an out-and-back run, ending with coffee on the patio, if desired.

#Motherrunner Host: Kristina Ticknor + Woodbury Moms on the Run


Meet: Panera at 4700 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO

Time: 7:00 am

Route: 3 to 9 mile loop course that includes some of KC’s best areas + hills, but don’t let that scare you away! Come for the run, stay for the company!

#Motherrunner Host: Janice Rummel + KC Express


Meet: Lunken Airport Trail – Meet at the Lunken Loop North Parking lot on Wilmer Ave by the baseball fields

Time: 8:00 am

Route: 5 mile loop or shorter out and back. Post-run coffee includes a 1 mile drive to Luckman Coffee, 5200 Beechmont Ave Cincinnati, OH 45230

#Motherrunner Host: Kristina Kew


Meet: Foot Traffic, 13306 NW Cornell Rd, Portland OR 97229

Time: 7:30 am

Route: 3 miles. Foot Traffic store will open early for post-run shopping, including AMR merchandise.

#Motherrunner Host: Susan Landolt


Meet: The Woods Cafe & Bikes parking lot at 30 Corrigan Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

Time: 9:00 am

Route: 3 or 4 mile run on the paved Corrigan Drive Trail in South Park, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA with an optional post run coffee/snack to follow.

#Motherrunner Host: Jacki Correl

Meet: Caffe 101, 101 Front St, Boiling Springs, PA.

Time: 2:00 pm

Route: Out-and-back with options for 3 or 5 miles. Meet back at Caffe 101 for post-run chatter.

#Motherrunner Host: Nicole Hart

Meet: Appalachian Brewing Company, 55N Water St. Lititz, PA.

Time: 6:00 pm

Route: About 3.5 miles: to the Lititz-Warwick Trailway, out to the Township Building, then turn back for approx 3.5 miles with option to go longer on the trail. Meet back at ABC for post-run snack and drink. 

#Motherrunner Host: Addie Bird


Meet: Fairhaven Park, just south of 107 Chuckanut Drive North in the South Neighborhood, Bellingham. Meet in upper parking lot.

Time: 9:00 am

Route: Two options: 3 or 6 miles

#Motherrunner Host: Gina Ebbeling

Meet: Steamboat Landing, Washougal, WA, just off SR-14. Turn right (coming from 205) at the stoplight.

Time: 8:00 am

Route: Out and back, many mileage options and varied paces and an option to meet for coffee after the run.

#Motherrunner Host: Jessica Fitch + Moms Run This Town (She Runs This Town) of Camas/Vancouver

[[Note: All participants must sign a waiver and bring a copy to their #motherrunner host.]]