"This was my fifth year. I keep coming back because of the quality of the experience. I live in the area and have come to expect the best. All aspects of this race are superior."
Personal Coaching Services
Looking to take the next step in your training and racing? RunVermont is now offering one on one, personalized coaching. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a veteran, looking to concentrate on the 5k, the marathon or any distance in between; our coaches can help you!
Coaching Program Includes:
• Customized training plans designed to help you reach your goals this year and beyond
• Weekly interaction with your coach
• Post-race review
• Cost: $150/month
Coach Sam Davis:
Sam Davis has been running competitively for over 37 years. His accomplishments include being a collegiate cross country champion, as well as a former record holder in track. He is also an inductee into the RunVermont Hall of Fame.
Sam has completed over 25 marathons (including four Vermont City Marathons) and countless half marathons and has PR's of 2:32 and 1:08 respectively. Sam is a USA Track & Field Certified Level 2 Endurance Coach and provides consultation for runners of all ages and abilities.
“I believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to training. I strive to customize training programs to an individual’s lifestyle and include factors such as running age, past injuries and long term goals. I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes and strive to apply that knowledge to better help runners achieve their goals.” - Sam Davis
Coach Joe Connelly:
Joe Connelly has been a part of the RunVermont staff since 2004 and has volunteered with the Vermont City Marathon since 1990. A Vermont resident for 30 years, Connelly has coached adult runners and triathletes for over 20 years and has been the Head Coach for Men’s Cross Country at Saint Michael’s College since 2001. He recently earned USATF Level I certification. His coaching philosophy is decidedly Lydiard-based and focuses on long-term development for distance runners.
For more information or to set up a consultation e-mail the coach directly: