THE RUN GURU

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1984- Founder, Gulf Coast Wind Breakers Running Club
1987- USA Track & Field Road Running Technical Council Course Measuring Certification
1992- Bachelor of Science, Community Health Promotion, Northern Illinois University
1992-1999, Elite Athlete Coordinator, Baytown Heatwave 5 Mile
1993- Founder, Brazosport Area Road Runners Association Running Club
1995-2000, Race Director, Brazosport Run For The Arts 10 Mile
1996-2002,  USA Track & Field Women’s Long Distance Running Athlete Development Program Coordinator
2000- USA Team Leader World Championships Half Marathon, Vera Cruz Mexico
2001- Founder, USA Track & Field Nebraska Association Long Distance Running Program
2001- Founder, Team Nebraska
2002-2009, USA Track & Field Women’s Long Distance Running National Championships Chair
2002- USA Team Leader Chiba International Ekiden, Chiba Japan
2003- USA Track & Field Women’s Long Distance Running Contributor of the Year
2004- USA Track & Field Men’s Long Distance Running Scott Hamilton Award
2005-2016 USA Track & Field Elite Development Club Council member, Vice Chair in 2010
2006- Lincoln Track Club Distinguished Service Award
2006- USA Team Leader Yokohama International Ekiden, Yokohama Japan
2006-2011, Race Director Swamp Stomp Cajun Festival
2007-2008, Race Director Omaha Mile, State records for 1 mile road race (Peter vd Westhuizen-3:58 and Alice Schmidt-4:37)
2007- 2013, Race Director Monster Dash
2007-present, Race Director Nebraska Trail Run
2007- USA Women’s Olympic Trials Site Selection Committee
2008- USA Team Leader World Championships Half Marathon, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
2008-2013, Head Coach Wednesday Night Track community outreach program
2010-2012, Race Director Big Blue Run
2012- Meet Director USA Club Track & Field National Championships, Burke Stadium, Omaha
2012- Founder, Nebraska Run Guru Events, LLC
2013- present, Race Director Two Rivers Winter Fitness Series
2013- Founder, Nebraska Run Guru Elite, Inc.
2013-2016, USATF Coaches Advisory Committee
2014- USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification
2014-2017  Elite Athlete Coordinator, Freedom Run Half Marathon
2013- Executive Director, Nebraska Run Guru Elite,  INC
2016- USATF Safe Sport Credentials, NRGE, Inc. adds Youth component
2017-  Sam Runde 10th o/a (9:27) 15-16  at USATF Jr Olympics 3000
2018- Co-Founder, Executive Director Valley 7 Lakes Marathon
2019- Race Director Valley Days 1500 Meters

Run Guru Elite (2012-2018)
Club Records
Open
800
1500
Road Mile–Men- Jay Welp, Road 4:17, 2017 Arrows to Aerospace, Bellevue Indoor- Welp, 4:18.45, 2018 Frank Sevigne Invite
Liz Starbuck- Road 5:17, 2017 Arrows to Aerospace, Bellevue NE
3000–Men- Jay Welp 8:33 2017 Havelock, Lincoln NE
Women- Liz Starbuck, 10:51, Colorado School of Mines Indoor Meet 12/2017
*Sam Runde, 9:31, 10th overall 2017 USA Junior Olympics 15-16
5000–Men-Grant Wintheiser 14:37, 2017 Omaha Race For The Cure
Liz Starbuck, 17:53 Full Wolf Moon 5K 1/20/18, Waterloo NE
8K, Grant Wintheiser 23:55, 2016 Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago
10K– Jay Welp 32:28, 2017 Freedom Run, Valley NE
Liz Starbuck, 38:31 2018 Des Moines Leprechaun Chase
7 Miles–Jay Welp 36:54, 2017 BIX
10 Mile, Grant Wintheiser, 50:51 , 2017 State Farm, Lincoln NE
Amber Sargent 1:06:43, 2018 Early Bird 10 Mile, Omaha
Half Marathon, Grant Wintheiser 1:06:15, 2017 Gary Bjorklund, Duluth MN
Amber Sargent, 1:24:40, 2014 Good Life Halfsy, Lincoln NE
25K Amber Sargent, 2018 Fifth Third River Bank Run, Grand Rapids, MI
Marathon–Cameron Cummings 2:34:48 2014 Lincoln Marathon
Amber Sargent 2:58:32 2015 Boston Marathon
50K
100K
24 Hours
Pete Kostelnick named USATF Athlete of the Week, October 28, 2016

 

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