Ambassador Program

TCM Ambassador Program

 

Meet our 2021 Twin Cities In Motion Ambassadors

From Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin and California, our Ambassadors represent runners of all different backgrounds and stories. These runners not only will be representing the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, but also the MNy 250s and quarterly virtual challenges. Get to know a little about the team and make sure to follow them on social media to stay up to date with their running adventures. 

Ambassador Micki 2021

Micki Benson

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Marathon.

2021 Goal: Travel to Dublin, Ireland for my 17th Marathon!

Follow Me: @micmonster23 on Instagram and Micki Benson on Facebook

Paige Ambassador 2021

Paige Bockhorn

Ambassador

Favorite Distances: Half Marathon and Marathon.

2021 Goal: To take (and pass) the probability exam so that I can pursue a career in actuarial sciences! 

Follow Me: @nomeatathlete.atx on Instagram and No Meat Athlete Austin on Facebook

Ambassador Steph 2021

Steph Brandt

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Oh this is a toss up for me. It is a tie between the Half Marathon and Marathon. In the Half Marathon I love that I have more ability to push myself on speed/pace and enjoy setting new PRs. In the Marathon - I love the grit and determination it takes to complete. There is no better high than the comradery of your fellow runners digging deep together in those last few miles to the finish.  

2021 Goal: Improve my ability to bike and swim while complementing my strength in running. Resulting in successfully completing my first half Ironman - Sept 2021 in Wisconsin. 

Follow Me: @Steph262626 on Instagram, @Stephbrandt26 on Twitter and @StephanieSandersBrandt on Facebook

Ambassador Harrison 2021

Harrison Daubitz

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10K or 10 Mile

2021 Goal: A sub 1:45 Half Marathon!

Follow Me: @Harrydaubitz62 on Instagram 

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Brooke Dinkel

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: The marathon - I love the training process of a marathon race and how I feel both physically and mentally throughout. I feel as though I can take on anything after I run a marathon! 

Goal for 2021: To continue to lead a holistic and healthy lifestyle through physical, mental and spiritual activities and inspire others to do the same! 

Follow Me: @Brooksley on Instagram, @Brookedinkelco on Facebook and @brookesley on TikTok

ambassador Pon 2021

Pon Donesasorith

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10K.

2021 Goal: To connect with people and inspire others and do races around the United States.

Follow Me: @Ponruns on Instagram

ambassador Josie 2021

Josie Evans

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Marathon is my all time favorite but I would settle for anything. 

2021 Goal: To visit my sister who’s out in North Carolina and do some running with her. 

Follow Me: @josiejokay on Instagram and @JosieJevans on Facebook

Abby Ambassador 2021

Abby Fisher

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile

2021 Goal: More post-run foam rolling and stretching.

Follow Me: @msabbigator on Instagram or Abby Fisher on Facebook

ambassador Jeff 2021

Jeff Guille

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

2021 Goal: To run the distance of a 50K Ultra Marathon.

Follow Me: @m.a.d.runner on Instagram and @JeffGuille on Facebook

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Jessica Kerns

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile, it's the perfect distance since you still have the motivation to train and the second you hit double digits you can celebrate your accomplishment. 

Goal for 2021: Push new limits and find ways to challenge myself and expectations. 

Follow Me: @Coffeeandfit on Instagram and @Jessica.M.Kerns on Facebook

Molly Kogan

Molly Kogan

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10K

2021 Goal: 

Follow Me: @Mollycule428 on Instagram and Molly Kogan on Facebook 

ambassador Tanya 2021

Tanya Koneczny

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10K.

2021 Goal: Hit 1,500 miles for the year!

Follow Me: @littlecoffeerunner on Instagram and @TanyaKoneczny on Facebook

Ambassador Amanda 2021

Amanda Michalski

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile.

2021 Goal: Complete my first in-person full marathon & run in a few more states (currently at 17/50)! I’m looking forward to making new friends along the way as well! 

Follow Me: @AmandaMichalski  and @running_with_pride on Instagram

ambassador Lee Ann 2021 -2

Lee Ann Misstishin

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile.

2021 Goal: To run my first in person marathon and make new running friends.

Follow Me: @lammychopz and @running_with_pride on Instagram and @LeeAnnMisstishin on Facebook

ambassador Sally 2021

Sally Nguyen

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile and Half Marathons. I have to admit I use to love Marathons but getting older I had to cut back. 

2021 Goal: To find my way back to love running again and to inspire others on their health and running journey.  

Follow Me: @salgal1 on Instagram and @SallyNguyen on Facebook

ambassador Jacob 2021

Jacob Oak

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: I would probably have to say the Marathon because of the process/journey that goes into running one.

2021 Goal: One goal I have for this year is to run sub 3:45 in the Marathon while also helping friends and family of mine reach their own running PRs!

Follow Me: @oak.wellness on Instagram, @JacobOak on Facebook and @JJNshow on podcast platforms.

ambassador Jennifer 2021

Jennifer Robertus

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Marathon. Just getting to the start line is such a personal journey, and I love the challenge of starting something that seems impossible at first! 

2021 Goal: To stay positive despite uncertainty. With all of the unknowns, it feels harder to commit to running goals this year, but I try to remember that the challenging times make us stronger in the end. 

Follow Me: @themissjen on Instagram, @themissjen on Twitter and @JenniferRobertus on Facebook

ambassador Caron 2021

Carrie Rodman

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Race: 26.2. Training: 10 miles. 

2021 Goal: Improve weekly meal planning, incorporating cuisines from different parts of the world in anticipation of international travel in a post-pandemic world.  

Follow Me: @cdrodman on Instagram and @CarrieDuRod on Facebook

mark Ambassador 2021

Mark Shipman

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile fun runs by the Mississippi River are my absolute favorite, I also love racing Half Marathons.

2021 Goal: To finish my first 70.3 triathlon in June! Or at the very least participate in in-person events this year ?

Follow Me: @Mark.K.Shipman on Instagram and @MarkShipman on Facebook

ambassador Brent 2021

Brent Silkey

Ambassador

Favorite Distances: 30 Miles.

2020 Goal: My goal is to run 2,021 miles in 2021 to raise awareness about sex trafficking and make a tangible difference by raising funds to help bring freedom and restoration!

Follow Me: @brentsilkey on Instagram and Brent Silkey

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Earl Skrip

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

2021 Goal: To run 100 miles in 3 days (previously I've run that distance in 4 days).

Follow Me: @EarlAllen on Facebook and Earl Skrip on LinkedIn

ambassador Sarah 2021

Sarah Stuhr

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 miles - long enough to be a challenge but without the pressure of a Half Marathon.

2021 Goal: Find joy in movement. 

Follow Me: @smileformesarah86 on Instagram, @sarahstuhr on Twitter and @SarahStuhr on Facebook

ambassador Adam 2021

Adam Tills

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: TC 10 Mile.

2021 Goal: First full Marathon.

Follow Me: @CoachadamT on Instagram and @AdamTills on Facebook

Ambassador Carly 2021

Carly Triebensee

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Marathon

2021 Goal: To run a Marathon in under 3:50.

Follow Me: @Carlytribensee on Instagram, @Carlayy_3 on Twitter and @CarlyTribensee on Facebook 

Lindsey Wetterhahn

Ambassador

Favorite Distance:

2021 Goal:

Follow Me: @carbonunmade on Instagram, @LindseyInMN on TikTok and @LindseyWetterhahn on Facebook

Vinnie Yeung

Vinnie Yeung

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon.

2021 Goal: 

Follow Me: @run.v.run on Instagram and Vinnie Yeung on Facebook

ambassador Rachel 2021

Rachel Zimmerman

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: The Marathon, but a 10 miler is nice too!

2021 Goal: Complete my first half Ironman & set a PR at Fargo in the fall.

Follow Me: @Razrunsmpls on Instagram and Rachel Zimmerman on Facebook