Elaina Raponi – Kingston Running Coach

From: $60.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Endurance coach offering individualized training for beginners looking to run their first 5k to seasoned runners chasing a BQ.



Kingston running coach Elaina Raponi specializes in working with runners on the roads from the 5k up to the marathon, so whether you’re aiming for your first road 5k race, or trying to nab that elusive BQ, Elaina is excited to help you get there. Reach out to Elaina below to get started!

Contact Elaina

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario


My specialty is primarily on the road from the mile all the way to the marathon. If you’re a first-time runner looking to race your first 5k, or a seasoned runner looking to reach a new PR, I want to work alongside you. I take a holistic approach to coaching by equipping you with the training you need while also helping you incorporate cross-training, mobility, and stretching. I’m here to keep you accountable, healthy, and motivated while you chase those big goals!


Working with a coach and finding a community of runners has been life changing for me. It’s helped me set and achieve goals I never thought possible, and increase my confidence inside and outside of running. That’s why I started coaching – I want to help athletes find or nurture their love for running and help them achieve their goals, whatever those may be.

From my own training I’ve learned that running and training is about more than one race or one season – it’s about consistently showing up on the good days and the bad. I understand that everyone has varying commitments including jobs, families and other hobbies they may enjoy. I’m here to help you incorporate a running plan that meets you where you’re at to get you where you want to be. I believe that running is for everyone and embrace athletes of all abilities and experience.


After working informally with friends and family looking to complete their first 5 or 10k I began completing the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) through Athletics Canada. I enjoy working with first-time runners who are just getting into the sport and aren’t sure where to start, all the way to seasoned runners looking to tackle the marathon or set a new PR.


This probably comes as no surprise, but I’m an avid runner and all-around sports enthusiast. I grew up a competitive dancer and more or less lived in the studio five days a week. It actually wasn’t until university that I found my love of running. What started as an interest quickly grew into a passion. When I’m not running 100 miles a week I enjoy training for triathlon, practicing yoga and watching America’s favourite pastime, baseball. I’m a voracious reader, an avid traveler and like any good Italian, I love coffee and pizza.


I’m fortunate to have an amazing coach myself and he has without a doubt been my biggest influence in the sport of running. I also draw inspiration and influence from Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. I don’t believe in quick fixes or “silver bullets” and firmly believe when it comes to sport, and running in particular, consistency compounds.


I’ve primarily raced in Southeastern Ontario and the Northeastern United States. Most recently I placed 3rd female in the 2023 Cleveland Half Marathon, 3rd female in the 2022 Buffalo Subaru 4 Mile Chase and 2nd female in the 2022 Ascension Seton Austin 5k. I’ve qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon twice and am aiming to complete all the World Marathon Majors.


I’m currently completing the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) through Athletics Canada.


  • Mile: 5:13
  • 5k: 17:58
  • 10k: 37:56
  • Half marathon: 1:21:10
  • Marathon: 2:55:06


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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