The Minneapolis Running Ambassadors!

They are passionate about running, involved in their local running community, and love MSP and Minnesota!

Meet the Ambassadors 2018

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Lauren Abdill

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Aaron Gregerson

Alisa Dean

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Lisa Vongchingtrong

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Jeff Guille

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Why?

Learn more about why these fine folks decided to become a Minneapolis Running Ambassador.

  • I love the running community in the Twin Cities and was so excited by the opportunity to share my own story of training for my first marathon – the good, the bad, and the ugly!

    Lauren Abdill
    Minneapolis Running Ambassador

  • “The mission statement says it all; “To motivate Minnesotans…” Throughout the years, I have had many friends and family tell me that I had either inspired them to try their first 5K or that they want to attempt their first race but don’t know if they can. I realize that running is not for everyone, and you can’t push people into liking it, but hopefully becoming a Minneapolis Running Ambassador, I will be able to influence more people into at least trying something that is new to them or outside of their comfort zone, and maybe someday they will have a very similar story to my own and they will continue to spread the motivation to others as well.”

    Jeff Guille
    Minneapolis Running Ambassador

  • “I have such a love and a passion for running and enjoy sharing it with people who want to listen. I love the Minneapolis area, having been born and primarily raised here, and feel so fortunate to live in a place that values active lifestyles so much. The match was a no brainer!”

    Aaron Gregerson
    Minneapolis Running Ambassador

  • “I decided to become a Minneapolis Running Ambassador because I thought it would be a great way to showcase the city in a unique way and get more involved in the local running community. I had a tough transition when I first moved to Minneapolis a couple years ago but have since become a huge advocate for the city and co-chair MSP HELLO, an initiative to welcome newcomers to the Twin Cities. I’m excited to combine my two interests and highlight the city through the lens of something I love – running!”

    Lisa Vongchingtrong
     Minneapolis Running Ambassador

  • “I want to connect with the folks who are at the middle or back of the pack, need the motivation to get running again, or are looking to use running as an opportunity to increase wellbeing (especially with mental health). I see being a Minneapolis Running Ambassador as an opportunity to use my experiences to help folks connect with the runner and happiness inside of themselves.”

    Alisa Dean

     Minneapolis Running Ambassador

Race Photos Coming Soon!

  • Nathan trying to qualify for Boston, 2017

    Nathan trying to qualify for Boston, 2017

  • Krysta runnning in the fall

    Krysta runnning in the fall