Dana Caruso – Long Island Running Coach

From: $99.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

All levels. 1 mile-marathon. I provide the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals and become a better & smarter runner!



All levels and abilities are welcome with Long Island running coach Dana Caruso, whether you’re starting out with your first 5k, bumping up in distance to the half or full marathon, or looking for a more personalized training program for your next marathon. Reach out to Dana below to get started!

Contact Dana

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Bethpage, NY
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


Through my smart, personalized training programs, I can help beginners through advanced runners achieve running goals in distances from the mile to the marathon.


A coach is essential for anyone who wants to improve their running and train smarter.

Your personalized training plan will be tailored to your individual needs as every athlete is unique. We’ll set realistic goals to work on improving your endurance, speed, and technique, and I’ll help you avoid common pitfalls such as overtraining or injuries.

As your running coach, I provide the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals and become a better runner. Let’s do this!


I have been coaching adult runners since 2022.


I’m an RRCA-certified run coach based in Long Island, New York. I’ve been a runner since 1995.

I began running competitively in high school, and continued in college in distances ranging from the 400m to cross country distance races, where many of the meets had the very best Division 1 competition.

As an adult, I continued running and racing from 5Ks up to the marathon distance, including three Boston Qualifiers. I’ve been a finisher in the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon (twice!), and the Philadelphia Marathon (twice!). I’ve also won several local 5K races. My favorite distance to run is the half marathon.

I’m also a mom of two athletic kids, so I’m kinda used to running around, even when I’m not running.

Now, I coach runners of all levels to meet their own goals. I look forward to speaking with you!


  • Matt Fitzgerald – 80/20
  • Des Linden
  • Shalane Flanagan


Running the Philadelphia Marathon for the first time was one of my favorite racing experiences. I was so scared as I hadn’t run a marathon in 12 years! It ended up being an incredible race where I felt great, had great weather, finished strong and qualified for Boston!

One of my greatest achievements in running was training and finishing the Boston Marathon. I dedicated 4+ months of my life preparing for this epic event! There were many early mornings, LOTS of hills, some great workouts and some very tough days where I would sometimes question if I could continue. All of it was worth it to experience the coolest weekend ever. Crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon is certainly an experience I will always cherish!


  • RRCA


  • 800m: 2:16 (2002), College track
  • 1500m: 4:52 (1998) High School track
  • 1 Mile: 5:20 (2018) – Road Race
  • 5K: 19:23 (2019) – Road Race – 1st Female Finisher!
  • 10K: 42:18 (2023) – Road Race
  • Half Marathon: 1:33 (2022) – Road Race
  • Marathon: 3:33 (2023) – Road Race


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?



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