Since 1973

Melody Fairchild

World-class Runner, Motivational Speaker, Coach

Melody Fairchild, worldclass runner, motivational speaker

Melody Fairchild

Melody has been a professional athlete for 22 years

Melody Fairchild Career highlights include:

  • First HS girl in U.S. History to break 10 min. for 2 miles. (9:55:00)
  • Two-time Footlocker XC Champion (’90,’91), current course record holder (16:39, 5k).
  • Bronze Medalist, Jr. World XC Championships, Antwerp, Belgium 1991
  • 8-time Colorado state champion and Current State Record holder in 3200, 1600, ’89-‘91
  • NCCA All American Track and XC, UO Ducks, ’92-‘96
  • NCAA Champion, 3000m indoors, UO Ducks, ‘96
  • Two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, 10k (’96) and Marathon (2000)
  • U.S World Track and Field Championships Team Member, 1997, 5k

Melody National Masters 5k 2014 - Big Win!


  • 2014: Four USATF National Master’s Titles: 5k, 10k, 15k and Trail Half Marathon Championships
  • 2014: 1st, Freihofer’s Run For Women Master’s 5k
  • 2014: 1st, Lifetime Fitness’ Leadville race Series 10k; course record by 4 minutes, 38:07
  • 2012: Top Ten World Mountain Running Championships, Ponte, Di Legno, Italy; member of U.S. Gold Medal Team
  • 2012: Top Ten World Long Distance Mtn. Running Championships, Jungfrau Marathon, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • 2012: 2nd, U.S. Mountain Running Short Course (8k) Championships, Loon Mtn., N.H.
  • 2012: 7th, Bolder Boulder 10k Citizen’s Race 36:12 (altitude)
  • 2012: 4th U.S. Trail Marathon Championships, Project Athena Moab Trail Marathon
  • 2012: 4th USATF Colorado State XC Championships Colorado Springs
  • 2012: 2nd, USATF Colorado State Half Marathon Championships, Boulder Half Marathon
  • 2012: 5th, USATF Colorado State 10k Championships, Evergreen Town Race
  • Winner, 2010, 2011, Collegiate Peaks 25 mile trail race, Colo.
  • Winner, 2010 118 mile Trans Rockies Run, Colorado
  • Winner, 2011 Colorado Half Marathon (1:23:00)
  • Top 3 in 2010 and 2011 Teva Mountain Games – uphill Half Marathon and Trail 10k


  • Assistant Track coach, Willamette University, ‘04
  • Assistant XC Coach, Wellesley College, ‘03
  • Head Girls XC Coach, Simsbury HS, Ct., ‘00

Personal Bests:

3k: 9:07
5k: 15:30
10k: 33:06
Half Marathon: 1:11:34

Marathon: 2:44:44




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If you would like to work with Melody CONTACT or call her at 303.818.8063

Kids Running


Boulder Mountain Warriors                                                    Girls Camp

2016 Dates:

Session: Monday, June 13th – Sun, June 19th

Cost: $900.00

Location: Nederland, Co.

For: Middle and High School Girls who love to run and excel!

Learn tools every HS girl needs, to be resilient in the face of challenges. Hone your intuition, running skill, mental game and inner strength. Learn from Melody Fairchild and excellent staff, how develop a sustainable approach, for a lifetime of healthy, happy running. Guest speakers from CU Boulder and Alumni Counselors Isabelle Kennedy (Fairview HS/Boston College) and Katie Lyons (Greeeley West/Western State).

Run on beautiful trails in the Rocky Mountains, make new friends from around the country who share your passion for Running and get empowered and educated for the best XC season of your life in 2016 – and for a lifetime of healthy, successful running.


Email Melody to hold your spot for 2016!


BMW’s Junior Olympic XC Team

Season Dates: September 21st – December 12th.

Boulder Mountain Warriors focuses on character and skill development for kids of all ability, ages 7-14.  We use the lessons that running and competing offer, to instill the qualities of the Mountain Warrior: Passion, Commitment, Courage and Resilience. We focus on using sport to develop exemplary citizens and team mates, as well as athletes.

Fun, competitive races along the front range and practices on Monday, Wednesday  and Sunday.

Teams for boys and girls in these age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Cost: $299.00.* Includes singlet and entries to three races: Kokopelli Classic, BMW XC Challenge and Colorado Club Champs.

Total “extra” expenditures above $299.00 entry fee = $55:

$10 entry fee for USATF State Meet and $10 entry fee for USATF Regional Championships ($20 total); Club T-shirt ($15.00) and USATF registration ($20).

*Families with more than one child participating: First child full price ($299.00), all additional children half price ($150.00)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click on “Programs/Registration” in the Menu above and click on “Junior Olympic XC” in drop down menu.

CLICK HERE for DETAILED information on USATF Colorado.

To register for a USATF membership*** go here:; be sure to sign up as a Boulder Mountain Warrior. Club #: 32-0402

Membership in USATF is not required to be in Boulder Mountain Warriors but is encouraged, as all USATF members are then able to compete for our Boulder Mountain Warriors Teams and have a chance to score and succeed as a team. IMPORTANT NOTE: ***If your child is becoming a NEW USATF member  and you want the membership to be good through Dec. 31st of 2016, WAIT until Nov. 1st to register. Otherwise, your new membership will EXPIRE on Dec. 31st of THIS year.

Season begins Monday, September 21st and ends Saturday, December 12th.


Mondays: Viele Lake, South Boulder Recreation Center, 4:00-5:15 pm

Wednesdays: Buff Ranch/CU South Campus 4:00-5:15 pm

Sundays: Boulder Center for Sports Medicine Parking Lot, 4th and Mapleton 3:00-4:00 Easy run. Parents, siblings and dogs are welcome!

Race Schedule:

Oct. 3rd Rocky Mountain Shootout, BUFF RANCH

Oct. 11th – Kokopelli Classic XC, Colorado Springs

Oct. 17th – Boulder Mtn. Warrior XC Challenge, Boulder:

Nov. 7th – USATF CO. State Championship, DeKoevend Park, Centennial, Co.

Nov. 14th – Colorado Club Championship, Viele Lake, Boulder. (2K Kid’s Race).

Nov. 21st – USATF Regional XC Championship, Albuquerque, NM.

Dec. 12th – USATF National XC Championship, Albuquerque, NM.

Questions? Contact Melody


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Cortical Field Re-education

Prior to discovering the ease and efficiency …

that running with awareness of her bones gave her, Melody endured several overuse injuries which seemed career threatening at the time. In the mid-nineties, as part of her search for healing she discovered Cortical Field Re-education, a movement awareness discipline. Melody discovered how to use her body and bones in an intelligent way.

Melody Fairchild CFT Practitioner and Elite RunnerVery quickly …

Melody gained a bone-deep understanding that she now had options for movement, and learned that she could be at choice about changing discomfort or tightness in her body when running – a joyful discovery for any athlete who wants to stay in the game!
As a result of her early studies in CFR Melody regained her running form as a professional athlete and has gone on to enjoy success in competition into her forties. Profoundly impacted by these outcomes she embarked on the path to becoming the accomplished Movement Awareness instructor that she is today and completed a four year professional training in CFR.

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  • “As a coach, CFR has allowed me to offer athletes on-the-spot suggestions for subtle changes that make an immediate difference in clients’ performance.

    As an athlete, I am accessing Flow more easily than ever before. Much of this has to do with slowing down to notice what I am doing, so that I can feel what it has been costing me to remain within locked-in patterns for years. When I give myself an hour (or five minutes)!on the floor to discover my patterns and learn what my options are for new, more functional movement, it is life-changing.

    Melody Fairchild, Coach and Competitor· Cortical Field Re-Education
  • “I have been a competitive runner for much of my adult life. I was in a very traumatic car accident 14 years ago and part of the reason I survived (as did my unborn daughter) was because I was in such good shape. I have done years of therapy and movement that have helped me return to an active lifestyle. However, recently I felt that I had reached a plateau in my running and thought that I had reached my full potential since the accident.

    Then I started CFR with Melody. In just 4 lessons, I have seen changes in my body that I did not think were possible this long after the accident. I have renewed excitement for training and racing based on the improvement I have seen in such a short time of doing CFR. I can’t wait to keep working with Melody to see how far I can get.”

    Vicki Hunter, Adult Top 10 Competitor· Cortical Field Re-Education




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