Trail Training Program

Because of recent changes in state guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are making this a virtual training team. However, if conditions improve, we will look into incorporating in-person practices into the program.

About the Program:

This is an 11-week virtual training program for runners who want to improve as a trail runner and complete a trail race. Two experienced trail runners and coaches will write individualized training plans for each participant using Google Docs. They will also host weekly virtual calls on Tuesday evenings in lieu of meeting in person and will suggest locations for long runs.

The first virtual team meeting will be July 28.

We ask that if you do choose to run with other people during your training that you adhere to public health guidelines set by the Oregon Health Authority.

Email if you have questions for the coaches!

Target races:

Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge: September 25-27
Three Sisters Skyline: October 3 and 4
Old Cascadia: October 10

Cost of program and benefits included:

Price: $125

The training program includes: 

  • Individualized training plan
  • Weekly virtual team meetings on Tuesday evenings
  • Suggested locations for long runs
  • Team singlet
  • Coupons for shoes and gear at Run Hub
  • Discounts on races: 25% off The Oakridge Triple Summit  Challenge; 15% off Alpine Running races (Three Sisters Skyline, Old Cascadia, The Ruff, and Run the Rock); and $5 off Shotgun Trailblast

Coaching Staff

Coach Heike McNeil

Heike McNeil is a professor of chemistry and exercise physiology at Northwest Christian University in Eugene. She just recently retired from 13 years of coaching cross country and distance track at the University. Heike ran collegiately at Linfield College, did triathlons post collegiately and currently competes in trail and ultra events as well as racing her mountainbike.

Heike loves to help athletes at all levels chase their dreams and see them reach their full potential. She is extremely excited to get to know the Run Hub athletes and can’t wait to work on training plans with them!

Coach Devin VansCoy

Devin VansCoy coaches cross country and track and field at Willamette High School in Eugene, where he is also a teacher. He has experience coaching cross country and track at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. He was a collegiate athlete and has raced competitively in triathlons and trail races since graduating from college. He currently competes in trail races ranging in distance from 10k to 50k with very mountainous terrain. He is also the director of a three-day trail race called the Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge, which consists of running up and down a different mountain each day.

Devin said he loves coaching because it is rewarding to see his athletes improve and grow. Devin is excited to start working with the Run Hub trail training team to help guide each athlete to reach their full potential as a trail runner!