Move. Together. A Twin Cities In Motion Podcast

Move Together is Twin Cities In Motion's podcast about running and community in Minneapolis-St. Paul and beyond. Host Charlie Mahler welcomes an array of guests with interesting stories, information, and insights about running, health, and fitness.


Focus on Fitness: Local Principal Uses Fitness to Promote Learning

Park Brook Elementary School principal Scott Taylor visits the podcast to talk about how his Brooklyn Park school's innovative "Focus on Fitness" curriculum helps students achieve. Park Brook students start their day with a Morning Move, take seats on stability balls and wobble stools, break up classwork with active Brain Boosts, and participate in afterschool Boot Camps to focus their fitness for specific events, including next month's TC 5K, presented Fredrikson & Byron, part of Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. Learn more about Park Brook's Focus on Fitness: See Scott Taylor's Park Brook Page: Watch Scott Taylor Play "Chariots of Fire" for the School's Mile Run Fitness Resources Mentioned on the Show: Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 9/4/2018

Past Episodes

Mile in My Shoes co-founders Mishka Vertin and Mike Jurasits and program member Geno Benshoof visit the podcast to talk about how the nonprofit uses running to empower members of the homeless, immigrant, refugee and incarcerated community. More than 100 Mile in My Shoes members have completed a 5K race since the program's inception in 2014. Benshoof, who gained his released from prison just last month, is competing in this year's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Learn more about Mile in My Shoes: Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 8/22/2018
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Medtronic TC 10 Mile this year, Move. Together. invited former Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. president Mary Anderson and former executive director John Carnahan to describe the decisions and planning that led to the inception, in 1999, of what is now Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon's largest race. Learn what happened behind the scenes to create "The Shortcut to the Capitol" Learn more about Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 7/11/2018
Move. Together. welcomes Team USA Minnesota coach Chris Lundstrom back to the podcast to discuss the key elements of a successful fall marathon training plan and to offer tips for the final weeks of preparation for Grandma's Marathoners. Along with being a coach of Olympic aspirants at Team USA Minnesota, Lundstrom, himself a top-5 finisher at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, has developed a marathon training class at the U of M which has successfully led 700 novice marathoners across the finish line. Daniels Running Formula, by Jack Daniels: Advanced Marathon, by Pete Pfitzinger: Listen to Chris Lundstrom's previous appearance on Move. Together: Learn more about Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on October 7: Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 5/30/2018
In this month's episode of Move. Together., we talk with long-time runner Dorothy Marden. At 81 years-old, Dorothy is the oldest entrant in the 10 mile race at next month's Twin Cities Orthopedics' Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank. Dorothy, who has been a runner since 1984, has the unique perspective of watching running evolve over the decades she's been involved the activity. Dorothy shares stories about how she came to running, found friendships, ran marathons, continues to compete regularly as an octogenarian and is the matriarch of a three-generation runner family. Learn more about Twin Cities Orthopedics' Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank: Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 4/23/2018
Move. Together. talks to bestselling author Rip Esselstyn - The Engine 2 Rescue Diet, the New York Times #1 bestseller Plant-Strong, and the recently released Engine 2 Cookbook co-written with his sister Jane -- about the health benefits of a meat-free diet. The Austin, Texas -based Esselstyn visited Minnesota recently sharing his ideas at metro area Whole Foods Market stores. On the podcast, the former All-American swimmer and pro triathlete shares his health and nutrition tips and recounts his own personal food and fitness journey. Learn more about Rip Esselstyn and his books and programs at: Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion:
00:00:00 3/27/2018

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend runners raised more than a million dollars for charity in 2017 - by running on charity teams, undertaking individual fundraising efforts, or supporting Twin Cities In Motion's charity partners. 

In this episode, you'll meet two members of the Twin Cities charity running community: Dave Boese, a Plymouth resident who has singlehandedly raised more than $21,000 for a Mexican youth charity, and Brady Gervais, who leads Children's Minnesota's charity running program, Team Superstars.

Fundraising runners are vital members of the running community - they're people who make the greater community and the world a better place. Raising money for a cause close to one's heart isn't difficult, is deeply fulfilling, and makes what can seem like a selfish activity radiate good across the community and provide additional satisfaction.

Learn more about running for a cause at Twin Cities In Motion events at: 


Learn more about Children's Minnesota's Team Superstars at: 


Watch the charming good luck video the kids at Mazahua Valley Ministries made for Dave Boese: 

00:00:00 2/15/2018
Move. Together. discusses heart health with experts from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Despite a healthy, more active population, heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States, and being a runner doesn't guarantee immunity.

We talk to Dr. Paul Sorajja, researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Dr. Kris Fortman, CEO of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, and Dr. Bill Kotonias, Twin Cities-area dentist who is enjoying a healthy, active life again, thanks to a bioprosthetic heart valve treating his heart ailment.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Valentine's Day TC 5K on February 10 at Lake Nokomis. Find out more about the run here:

Learn more about the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation here:
00:00:00 1/9/2018
In 2008, Dan Morse began a running program for clients at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, a Minneapolis-based drug and alcohol treatment center. In the years since, more than 700 men have participated in Morse's volunteer effort, meeting twice a week at 5 a.m. to run. Regular attendance is rewarded with opportunities to compete, and Teen Challenge runners regularly compete in and volunteer at Twin Cities In Motion events.

On this episode, Teen Challenge legal liaison and former client Kevin Joyce and Jeff Drexler, a current MnTC client, join Morse to talk about how running and Morse's program have helped them in their recovery from addiction.

Runner's World Story about Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge first marathoner:

MinnPost story on MnTC run club:

Learn more about MnTC:

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00:00:00 12/7/2017
Move. Together. goes back in time to talk about the 1977 U.S. Women's Marathon Championships held in St. Paul 40 years ago this fall. Race director Alex Boies, fifth-place finisher and top Minnesotan Jill Hanson, and freelance writer Sarah Barker talk about the historic race and describe the challenges faced by women and runners in general in the days when distance running was beginning to gain popularity in the culture.

Read Sarah Barker's Star Tribune story about the race:

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00:00:00 11/7/2017
KARE 11 Photojournalist Ben Garvin has been capturing iconic Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finish line images since 2013. Mankato's Molly Ambrose finished her first marathon at this year's race, earning a finish line embrace from her mother-in-law and sister-in-law who finished with her. Ben made a striking photo of the moment. On the show, Ben and Molly share the stories of what it took -- as a photographer and a runner facing obstacles -- to make that image.

See the Ben Garvin finish line photo of Molly Ambrose, Kerri Ambrose and Jacquelyn Miller

Ben's 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon photo gallery:

Ben's 2016 photo of Kerri Ambrose and Jacquelyn Miller:

Ben's 2014 Slow Motion Video from the finish line:

Ben's KARE 11 #WhyIRun video profiles for the 2016 marathon:

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00:00:00 10/18/2017

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