We're thrilled to announce Race Like a Mother, a brand new 360-degree training experience.
This year, we're rolling it out to coincide with the races at Twin Cities Marathon and Kansas City Marathon, and would love for you to join us!
Ready to have the most fulfilling training experience and memorable race of your life?
Ready to be supported by an expert team, including a coach, sports psychologist and running-focused nutritionist?
Ready to share some miles—and finish-line tales—with local running friends, both new and old?
Then you’re ready to Race Like a Mother!
1. A Local Element: In addition to regular weekend group runs led by local #motherrunners, you’ll attend two in-person clinics with Train Like a Mother Head Coach Dimity McDowell and members of Team AMR.
Also, $20 of every Race Like a Mother registration will be donated to a local, running-focused nonprofit: Mile in My Shoes in the Twin Cities, Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City in Kansas City.
2. Nutrition Advice: You’ll (virtually) take part in two interactive sessions with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner; she’ll devote one to eating on the run, and the other to eating for the run.
3. Mental Fitness Focus: Twice during the training cycle, you’ll (virtually) hang out with Dr. Justin Ross, sports psychologist, who will help you set appropriate race goals—and then help you thrive during training and nail race day.
How does it work? Glad you asked.
STEP ONE: PICK YOUR DISTANCE + PROGRAM
★ Select what race distance you’d like cover in the Twin Cities on October 6 or 7 or Kansas City on October 19, then check out the program options and start dates.
STEP TWO: START TRAINING (POSSIBLY)
★ Depending on the number of weeks in your program, you may or may not start training prior to our first in-person session. Here’s the line-up of starting dates.
STEP THREE: JOIN US IN JUNE FOR A KICKOFF!
★ On a Saturday in early June, Dimity + Members of Team AMR will lead a half-day, in-person training session that includes a short run, strength class, foam rolling instruction, light brunch and plenty of our favorite swag for you.
★ We’ll also distribute a schedule of group training runs and locations so you can plan accordingly.
STEP FOUR: REGISTER FOR THE RACE
★ If you're joining us in the Twin Cities, the first 30 people who register for the 10-mile option in Race Like a Mother: Twin Cities will receive guaranteed entry to the Twin Cities 10 Mile on October 6. You will still need to pay for the race entry, but you do not have to enter the lottery. If you're joining us in Kansas City, we'll share a discount for all race discounts.
STEP FIVE: EMBRACE THE 360-DEGREE TRAINING EXPERIENCE
★ As you log your miles, bask in support and inspiration: you’ll have access to an interactive Facebook group, complete with weekly Q + A sessions with your coach, and weekly newsletters. If you hit a speed bump with injury or inspiration, we’ll help you with next best steps.
★ Attend group runs as you can; all are encouraged to attend, regardless of your race distance, specific workout that day, or pace.
★ You’ll focus on best nutrition practices, both on and off the road, during two interactive webinars with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner.
STEP SIX: WEAR YOUR SPECIAL RACE LIKE A MOTHER HAT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
★ Ok, you don’t have to sleep in it; we just wanted to call out the special running trucker hat (wicking like a running hat; stylish like a trucker hat) designed for this program and included with your registration.
STEP SEVEN: PEN IN AN OCTOBER DATE FOR A CELEBRATION!
★ Dimity + the AMR Team will be back for race day! The day before the race, we’ll gather to chat about race day, calm your nerves, laugh more than we should, and make sure you’re ready to rumble.
STEP EIGHT: RACE LIKE A MOTHER!
★We can’t wait to cheer you on!
We're really looking forward to helping you Race Like a Mother! Let us know if you have any questions--or put them in the comments below.