Ambassador Program

TCM Ambassador Program

 

Meet our 2020 Twin Cities In Motion Ambassadors

From Minnesota, to Texas 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 individual TCM Crews. 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. 

Lauren Abdill

Lauren Abdill

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile - it's just long enough to be a challenge, but not so long that you're totally spent after.

Crew: Revels

2020 Goal: To take another whack at the Marathon and hopefully run a sub-4:30!

Follow Me: @laurenrunsmn on Instagram

Chelsea Barr

Chelsea Barr

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: Qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Follow Me: @chelsea_patricia126 on Instagram

Micki Benson Headshot

Micki Benson

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Full Marathon. Longest run to date is my 30 mile run for my golden 30th Birthday!

Crew: Revels

2020 Goal: Travel more. Dublin is already confirmed! 

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

Paige Bockhorn

Paige Bockhorn

Ambassador

Favorite Distances: 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon.

Crew: Looniac

2020 Goal: Always expand my running/vegan friendship circles. I love my running family and love to see it grow!

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

Abby Fisher

Abby Fisher

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: To send more cards and letters, there is something so special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail!

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

Sara Gomer 1

Sara Gomer

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

Crew: Revels

2020 Goal: To run 1,000 miles!

Follow Me: @run4life1989 on Instagram and Sara Gomer on Facebook

Noah Jordan

Noah Jordan

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: I've come to love anything between a 10K and Half Marathon. Don't get me wrong, I'll run any race, but where I find my stride is somewhere in the middle.

Crew: Northies

2020 Goal: Boston qualify and visit a new country on my wish list!

Follow Me: @noahleejordan on Instagram and Noah Lee Jordan on Facebook

Molly Kogan

Molly Kogan

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10K

Crew: Graywolves

2020 Goal: To bake at least one bread as seen on The Great British Baking Show.

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

Amanda Kutzke

Amanda Kutzke

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile

Crew: Revels

2020 Goal: Run a Half Ironman Triathlon and enjoy a 5 day Superior hiking trail adventure with my family. A Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile PR would be nice too. 

Follow Me: @arkutzke on Instagram and Amanda Kutzke on Facebook 

Tony Loyd

Tony Loyd

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Medtronic TC 10 Mile. I can train for it while also having a life. I can finish and still have energy left and then I can head back up Summit Avenue to cheer on the Marathon runners.

Crew: Graywolves

2020 Goal: I want to connect with others in a meaningful way and I am running my first Ultra-Marathon.

Follow Me: @anthonyloyd on Instagram and Tony Loyd on Facebook

Brent Silkey 2

Brent Silkey

Ambassador

Favorite Distances: 40 yard dash and Full Marathon. TCM 2020 will be my 26th Marathon/Ultra and is one of my very favorite races on the planet!

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: To bring HOPE to people battling depression and suicidal ideation. I will run TCM and stop at each mile to do 40 push ups to bring awareness to the fact that every 40 seconds someone around the world commits suicide. There will be teams of people that will do the pushups with me at each mile marker and once at the family finish area. We will be raising funds to resource local school districts with additional programming and school assemblies to bring hope to students who may be struggling through depression. My goal is to raise over $40,000 at TCM for this cause. We are calling it “The Hope Run” at TCM.

Follow Me: @brentsilkey on Instagram and Brent Silkey

Megan Stuart

Megan Stuart

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Full Marathon.

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: Run faster than a 3:25 marathon!

Follow Me: @meggs_benedict3 on Instagram and Megan Stuart on Facebook

Nicole Trigger

Nicole Trigger

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: 10 Mile

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: "Be brave enough to suck at something new". My first step to achieving this goal is signing up for tennis lessons.  I am terrible but plan on having fun with a group of girlfriends. I am also signed up to do the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike this Fall. Wish me luck :) 

Follow Me: @liveandlovemn on Instagram and Live and Love MN on Facebook

 

Vinnie Yeung

Vinnie Yeung

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon.

Crew: Revels

2020 Goal: Sub-2 Half Marathon and to eat more donuts and ramen. 

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

Richy Yin

Richy Yin

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: To have fun with training and racing while still getting after my running goals.

Follow Me: @richyyin on Instagram Richy Yin on Facebook 

Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman

Ambassador

Favorite Distance: Full Marathon.

Crew: Looniacs

2020 Goal: To complete my 8th Full Marathon and 1st Half Ironman!

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