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INTERESTED IN JOINING WE RUN? CONTACT KRIS THARP AT KRIS.THARP@WERUNLLC.COM



Kris is a native Iowan and co-owner of We Run.  She is passionate about running, walking and just staying active. Opening We Run has been a long time desire of hers and bring it to North Liberty is a dream come true. Kris took up running later in life as a way to get back in shape and stay active with her youngest son, Casey. The love of running was quickly shared with her husband, Brian and if you hang out with Kris long enough she will probably talk you into running a race with her or just joining her in a Let's Run Class.
 
Kris has personally completed numerous team relay marathons, several half marathons and just recently completed her first marathon. Kris enjoys running and loves introducing the sport of running to novice runners through her Let's Run Classes offered through the North Liberty Rec Center.  
 
As owner of We Run, Kris is an active member of the communities; supporting dozens of charities and non-profit organizations through sponsorships and donations. Kris is an active member of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Garnder Walking School Bus,  and the IRRA. Kris is married to the co-owner of We Run , Brian Tharp, the president of Janda Motor Services working there for the past 20 years and has three children.

kris.tharp@werunllc.com
 


Todd Montgomery has provided part-time assistance at We Run since it's opening.  He is a Cedar Rapids native-graduating from Kennedy HS in 1987.  He later  received his BA in History from Gustavus Adolphus College.  His bread and butter job is working for the Iowa Lottery, as a Lottery District Sales Representative.  Todd picked up the running bug while training and completing his first 5K in 2007.  Since then, he has participated in many races, including several Marathons.  His favorite distance is the Half-Marathon; his goals include running a sub-4 hour Marathon which he achieved in 2014, and a Marathon in all 50 states. His other interests include biking, lifting weights, and singing.  He highly enjoys working with Brian and Kris in their store, and would like to help anyone that he can with their running/shoe needs. 

 
Brian is from Marion, Iowa and is a Co-Owner of We Run with his wife Kris Tharp. Brian took up running during is weight loose efforts which has amounted to a total weight loss of 200 LBS to date. Brian currently runs many 5K and 10K races with the half marthon distance being his favorite. Owning We Run Has given Brian a chance to share his love and passion of running with others in a positive and motivation way. Brian has currently completed a few marathons, a 50K and finished is first 50 mile in the fall of 2013.
If interested in reading more about Brian and his struggles of weight management click on the about us for Brian's story.
brian.tharp@werunllc.com


Casey Newhard is 22 years old and born in Iowa. He has been involved in soccer since elementary. Casey was a member of the Prairie cross country team in high school. He now participates in local events of all distances. He has completed several half marathons, a couple full marathons, and a 50K. Casey enjoys the group runs We Run has to offer and enjoys running with new people. Casey is also an active member of Team RWB and enjoys helping people run happy.