Meet Our Staff:

RunMN is committed to each and every customer that walks through our door. Our expert staff does not just consist of excellent runners, it is made up of good people who care about your running, walking, and wrestling goals.
Kelly Mortenson

Hometown & School:
Canby, MN
Moorhead State University, MN

Favorite Shoe:
Adidas Boston Boost

Favorite Place to Run:
7 Bridges Trail or Falcon Trail in Colorado Springs, CO

Favorite Race or Distance:
Favorite distance to race currently is 5k but favorite road race is the St George Marathon, in St George, UT or track race is Mt Sac Relays.

Hobbies:
Running of course, biking, reading, coaching.

Goals In Life:
Own a running specialty store (wait I just purchased one!)

Calvin Lehn

Hometown & School
Rosemount, MN
St. Olaf College, Northfield

Favorite Shoe:
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

Favorite Place to Run:
Lebanon Hills Regional Park and the gravel part of Dodd Road in Rosemount

Favorite Race or Distance:
UW Eau Claire Blugold XC Invitational, 2013 DIII XC Nationals

Hobbies:
Bass Fishing, Water Sports, Following Sports, Being at the Cabin

Goals In Life:
Become a Physical Therapist, enjoy life, be generous

Alex Hart

Hometown & School
Farmington, MN

Favorite Shoe:
Adidas Sequence Boost

Favorite Place to Run:
Lebanon Hills County Park, Eagan MN

Favorite Race or Distance:
Victoria Lions Invitational, Chaska 5KM XC Race

Hobbies:
I love hanging out with friends and playing basketball as well of course as running.

Goals In Life:
I want to grow up and have a great family and a job I love.

Charlie Lawrence
Hometown - Foley, Minnesota
School/College - University of Minnesota Twin - Cities (Go Gophs!)
Favorite Shoes - Nike Flyknit Racer
Favorite Place to Run - Les Bolstad Golf Course (Griak Invitational Course) or River Road
Favorite Race or Distance - 8k and 10k in Cross Country and Big Ten Championships are always great races
Hobbies - Collecting Shoes, Going to Breweries, Relaxing with friends and teammates
Goals in Life - Be a head athletic director at a power five conference school or potentially be a collegiate distance coach.
Kevin Gunawan

Hometown & School:

Apple Valley, MN. Graduated from Eastview High School (2017) and now attend the University of Missouri.

Favorite Shoe: 

Nike Zoom Structure 19

Favorite Place to Run:

Lebanon Hills Eagan, MN

Favorite Race or Distance: 

4×800 Track & Field State Meet and Valleywood Golf Course.

Hobbies: 

RUNNING, photography/videography, and drinking coffee.

Goals In Life: 

Enjoy the life I live everyday.

Katy Larson
Hometown and school(s):
Lakeville MN
Lakeville South High School
Oklahoma State University
Favorite shoe:
Nike LunarEpic
Favorite place to run:
Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville
Favorite race or distance:
800m 😈
Hobbies:
Obviously running, reading, writing, and learning more about running related things.
Goals in life: I aspire to design shoes that help runners of all abilities. I want people to enjoy this wonderful sport without the fear of injury.
Luke Windholz

Hometown & School:
NA

Favorite Shoe:
Saucony Guide 8

Favorite Place to Run:
River Road in St. Paul, MN

Favorite Race or Distance:
NA

Hobbies:
Cooking and Netflix!

Goals In Life:
To live as happy and healthy as possible.

Katie Dennis

Hometown & School:
Burnsville, MN
Luther College, IA

Favorite Shoe:
Saucony Omni

Favorite Place to Run:
On the trails at my cabin (Lake Vermilion in Cook, Mn)

Favorite Race or Distance:
400M because it is such a mental race 

Hobbies:
I love spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and baking.

Goals In Life:
I plan on majoring in environmental science so, pursuing a job in that field! (and running a lot)

Moriah Novacinski

Hometown & School:
St. Joseph, MN
St. Olaf College, MN

Favorite Shoe:
Mizuno Wave Rider FOR LIFE

Favorite Place to Run:
Natural lands, arboretum, and farm dirt roads in Northfield, MN

Favorite Race or Distance:
2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, IN and 4×4 at MIAC Indoor Conference my senior season. Post college: TC Marathon:)

Hobbies:
RUNNING. Reading, drinking coffee and IPAs (not together), spending time with family, friends, and my pug (Boris). 

Goals In Life:
To complete my program at St. Kate’s and become a successful physician assistant, live in St. Paul and start a family of future runners!

Laura Herland

Hometown & School:

Apple Valley, MN. Graduated from Eastview High School (2015) and now attend St. Olaf College

Favorite Shoe:

Mizuno Wave Inspire

Favorite Place to Run:

Lebanon Hills

Favorite Race or Distance:

XC 4K or Track 1600 m

Hobbies:

Nordic Skiing

Goals In Life:

I hope to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nick Kartschoke
Hometown & School:
Prior Lake, Prior Lake High School
Favorite Shoe:
Adidas Adios

Favorite Place to Run:

Murphy Hanrehan

Favorite Race or Distance:

5k

Hobbies:

Running, biking, golfing and hanging out with friends

Goals In Life:
Go to college and pursue a career that I will enjoy
Shane McCallum

Hometown & School:
Rosemount, MN
Augustana College, SD

Favorite Shoe:
Nike Zoom Elite 7

Favorite Place to Run:

Lebanon Hills County Park, Eagan MN

Favorite Race or Distance:

Roy Griak

Hobbies:

Playing Guitar, Slack-lining, Exploring

Goals In Life:
Be happy, make a difference, live vigilantly.

Lisa Ranft

Hometown & School:
Burnsville, MN
St. Olaf College, MN

Favorite Shoe:

Brooks Ghost 7, Nike Elite 8

Favorite Place to Run:

Natural lands in Northfield, MN.

Favorite Race or Distance:
10K

Hobbies:
Running, reading, going on coffee dates with friends, spending time with family, and camping in Northern MN.

Goals In Life:
Finish my undergraduate at St. Olaf, earn my DPT and become a pediatric physical therapist.

Andrea Gelle

Hometown & School:
Lakeville, MN
St. Olaf College

Favorite Shoe:
Mizuno Wave Inspire

Favorite Place to Run:
Fort Snelling

Favorite Race or Distance?
Half Marathon

Hobbies:
Trying new restaurants and going on group runs in new places.

Goals in Life:
Drive from the store to my house in Minneapolis without hearing Taylor Swift on the radio.

Marie Heim

Hometown & School:
Burnsville, MN
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Favorite Shoe:
Mizuno Wave Rider

Favorite Place to Run
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

Favorite Race or Distance:
NA

Hobbies:
Drinking coffee, eating oatmeal, playing badminton, reading

Goals In Life:
Be happy.

Josh Bentley
Hometown & School:
Apple Valley, MN - University of Minnesota
Favorite Shoe:  
Nike Zoom Structure
Favorite Place to Run:  
Around the U of M campus; downtown, along the river, etc.
Favorite Race or Distance:
Half marathon
Hobbies:  
I enjoy running, playing hockey, listening to music, and watching movies.
Goals in Life:
 I hope to finish my Nutrition degree and graduate from the U of M, then hopefully attend graduate school to become a nurse or dietitian.
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