Since 1973

Melody Fairchild

Girls Resident Running Camp, Boulder Mtn Warriors Run Club, Cortical Field Re-education

Melody Fairchild, worldclass runner, motivational speaker

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HS/MS Girl’s Running Camp

Join us, for a week of overnight camp in the beautiful Rocky Mountains above Boulder, Co. Return home empowered, inspired and strengthened! Choosing this camp is a choice to embrace your talent, your strength and your desire to be the best you can be; to bridge the gap between dreaming and doing. Find the edge you are looking for, to access your full potential as a runner, by rediscovering your

Passion – Courage – Commitment  and Resilience


For girls ages 13-18
Monday, June 26th – Sun, July 2nd 2017
Cost: $900.00
Location: Nederland, Co. 
Registration: Please fill out the on-line REGISTRATION FORM ->

Strengthen your running soul with friends, fun and challenge in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains:

  • Build endurance and strength running trails in and around Nederland, Co.
  • Learn how to Eat to win, with expert nutrition education and delicious, wholesome, home-cooked meals.
  • Learn recovery techniques for the body and positive thinking techniques for the mind, for a sustainable running career.
  • Gain body awareness for efficient and fast running, through lessons on form and flexibility.
  • Build a positive body image to support your competitive fire, using the nationally recognized Body Project as our discussion guide.
  • Train your brain for racing success through visualization.
  • Fun camp activities: Scavenger hunt, skits, “Make Yourself The Heroine” mural creation; inter-camp trail race and team challenge day.
  • Chill-out on the deck/in the hot tub or hammock, looking over the Continental Divide.
  • Make lifelong friends, have fun and get ready for your best XC season yet!
Alumni camper-counselors to guide you:
  • Isabelle Kennedy (Fairview HS/Boston College)
  • Katie Lyons (Greeley West/Western State College)

Melody is an inspiring, driven, and positive person and as a guide, coach and mentor, had an amazing impact on my career. She taught me not only how to overcome obstacles, but how to face them with courage. In the face of adversity, Melody constantly reminded me to “Soar High,” allowing me to clearly see the big picture while remaining in the moment. Thanks to Melody, I found myself soaring higher than I ever had and I owe much of my success to her.” – Jordyn Coulter – Colorado State 800m, 1600m champion and state record holder,  National Gatorade Player of the Year and current NCAA Div I Student-Athlete

“Melody fosters an environment at camp in which I immediately felt at home. She approaches the sport with a reverence and respect not just for the physical challenges it poses, but for the internal, mental strength it demands.  She seeks to support and strengthen the soul of the runner by giving each girl access to new ways of thinking about her inner resources: her strength, talent, desire, competitiveness, vision and gratitude for the ability to put on her running shoes each day. As a result, I left Melody’s camp energized, excited and eager to lace up my shoes for any challenge the sport may throw my way. Her ability to support young female athletes is exceptional and rare.” – Isabelle Kennedy; former camper, current NCAA Div I student-athlete.


We build  Passionate, Courageous, Committed, Kind and Resilient Runners!

BoulderMountainWarriors_KokopelliRace_2015_GlenDelmanPhotography-7                                                                       Fall Cross Country – Junior Olympic/USATF teams for ages 7-14

  • Winter Warriors
  • Spring Training
  • Summer track

Winter Warriors begins Jan 23rd, ends April 16th*


Practices – Mon/Thurs. 4:15-5:15 Flatirons Running Store;
Wednesday 6:00pm Family Fun Run, Flatirons Running Store.

Address: 629 S. Broadway, Boulder.

The goal of Winter Warriors is to build strength through aerobic running and to learn how to do the “little things” which make a healthy, successful runner, such as core strengthening, flexibility, balance and mental focus. Mondays emphasize longer, easy running on trail. Thursdays include a short run and a session in the store from guest teachers on the above topics and more. Wednesdays: a fun, conversational paced run with with our friends at Flatiron Running.

*The program culminates with Gemini Adventure’s Trail Running Festival in Fruita, where on Sunday, 4/16,  kids 10 and under can run the kid’s race and do the Easter egg hunt and kids 11-16 can run the 10K on beautiful courses overlooking the Colorado River. Great options for parents can be found with the Marathon, half marathon and 50K.

Info at

All BMW kids, parents and anyone in your extended family, get 20% off of registration fees for any race. Use this code when registering: BMW

Program Cost: $230.00

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 #: 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. Questions? Contact Melody


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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!


  •  2017: USATF Masters National XC Champion
  •  2015: 1st, Freihofer’s Run For Women Master’s 5k
  • 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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