David Everson – Colorado Springs Running Coach

$70.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

$70/mo for 2 more spots! New to running? Getting back into the game? Looking to improve speed, distance, or volume? I will help you achieve your goals.



Colorado Springs running coach David Everson specializes in trail and ultra distances, whether you’re just starting out on the trails or moving up in distance to the 50k and beyond, including 200 milers. Reach out to David below!

***Special Pricing: $70/mo for 2 more spots ***

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


  • The new to trail and/or ultramarathon distances (I work with road runners and traditional distances as well)
  • Endurance running and ultramarathons
  • Mountain running and races
  • Strength training for improved performance and injury reduction
  • Nutrition and hydration strategy
  • Physical and mental conditioning
  • Race to race transitions
  • Race and crew logistics
  • Gear knowledge – everything from shoes to hydration vests to foot lube and everything in between


You are an individual, and your training needs are as unique as you are. I build all training plans from scratch for each individual athlete. Also, I emphasize communication and collaboration as a key part of the coach/athlete relationship. We will identify your goals and I will build workouts, strength-training, and cross-training routines to help you meet those goals. Along the way, I will identify things to dig further into – like cadence, VO2 work, race mentality, etc. – but you are always in the driver’s seat.

Beyond individualized and collaborative training, I believe in patient perseverance. As the old adage goes, “all good things in life come with time”, and the same is true of running. We will build distance and strength slowly, steadily, and responsibly to maximize adaptation and minimize training time. We will develop positive training habits through proactive communication, check-ins, and listening to and responding to your body. To compliment your running, we will incorporate a strength training regimen that will optimize performance and reduce injury risk. You will see your progress as we track your goals – and we can do this all while maintaining balance between training and life.


I am newer to coaching, however, I have helped runners reach their goals from couch-to-5k type programs all the way up to 100 mile ultras. Furthermore, I have experience with a broad range of ages and skill levels.

I am uniquely positioned to coach others because of my success in coaching myself through numerous distances and running hardships. I have successfully finished some of the toughest 100 and 200 mile races in the country, occasionally with multiple races in quick succession. I know how to prepare for distance, speed, and/or volume, and I will help you do the same. The things I’ve learned from doing are immense; I can tell you firsthand the importance of dialing in race nutrition, taking care of your feet, how to take care of your feet, how to prep your crew, what to do when hallucinations get bad, and so much more.


Hi! I’m David. I’m originally from Ohio, but I’ve enjoyed living in Colorado Springs for about a decade. Mountains on the horizon are now a must for me. Running is my life passion and I want to help you enjoy it as much as I do.

How did I get into running? Well, it started with a road marathon in 2016 for which I was wildly underprepared. Next came a trail marathon in 2017, for which I was also underprepared (Pikes Peak Marathon, the hardest marathon in the US… not a good one to skimp on training). By that point, I was hooked on trail and endurance races. In 2020 I got into ultras and ran my first 100-miler – fortunately I had learned to properly train at this point. I found the 100-mile to be my favorite distance and began tackling more and more challenging races, such as Ouray 100, a tough ultra with 42,000 ft. gain. This 2023 season marks my most difficult season to date with a marathon, a 50-miler, four 100-milers and a 200-miler all in 6 months. (Which is going well! Just one 100 to go!!). I always like to push the bounds of what I see as possible for myself.

Now, much of my life revolves around running. I’ve earned 10+ belt buckles (awarded for finishers of 100 mile races or longer) and countless medals. I’ve explored the beauty of the US through racing, from Washington to Texas to Virginia and beyond. In addition to coaching, I’m currently employed in the footwear department at a nationwide outdoor and run retailer. I also contract with local race organizations to help execute events. Furthermore, my podcast and Youtube channel will launch early 2024. I promise I do more than just run, though pretty much all of it involves the outdoors! My other hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, climbing 14ers, snowshoeing, and (novice) rock climbing. During rest and downtime, I’m sitting on the couch playing Skyrim, watching educational YouTube content, or studying for additional coaching certifications.


I enjoy the methodical precision of J. Daniels and the inquisitive approach of J. Koop. I’ve also been influenced by some of the sports greats, especially C. Dauwalter and K. Meltzer. Perhaps even more impactful have been the personal relationships I’ve formed with local Colorado Springs athletes, coaches, race directors, etc.


I’ve run over 2 dozen marathon-or-longer races with 10+ buckles earned, but 2023 is my biggest year yet. I’m running a 50-miler, four 100-milers and a 200-miler, all within 6 months.

**Update 10/10 – Ram Party 50, Rings the Springs 100, Ouray 100, Run Rabbit Run 100 and Bigfoot 200 are in the books! Just Canyonlands 100 to go!!

Notable finishes:

  • Bigfoot 200 (46000’ gain) **200-milers are wild. If you want to peer deep inside your soul and learn an uncomfortable amount about yourself, run a 200**
  • 2x Ouray 100 (42000’ gain)
  • 2x Cloudsplitter 100 (24000’ gain)
  • 2x Run Rabbit Run 100 (22000’ gain)
  • Quad Rock 50 (11000’ gain)
  • 5x Pikes Peak Marathon (7800’ gain)


  • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Level 1


  • 200 mile: 80:34:50 Bigfoot 200, 2023
  • 100 mile: 21:52:28 Rocky Raccoon 100, 2022
  • 50k: 5:19:54 (2022) Rattler Trail Race
  • Marathon: 3:49:39 (2020) Pueblo Marathon


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.
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