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!

Our camp focuses on the whole athlete: Body, Mind and Spirit. Attention to each of these aspects of ourselves is essential for a lifetime of success in running – a sport known to require total commitment. The approach is three-fold:
1.) Physical Development through education on cyclical training which includes these phases: aerobic base building, strength, speed endurance, speed and taper, with periods of recovery throughout.
2.) Mental Strength through visualization, positive affirmation, and instruction on the benefits of positive self-talk.
3.) Emotional Stability through journal writing for self awareness and appreciation and mindfulness exercises.

We all Dream of being great at what we love to do. Who, or what, holds the key to crossing the threshold from Dreamer to Do-er? This Camp is designed to give girls the inner resources to find out.

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  • Build endurance and strength during runs in the rocky mountains in and around Nederland, Co.
  • Learn how to eat to win, through Nutrition education
  • Learn recovery techniques for a sustainable running career
  • Learn body awareness for smooth, efficient and fast running through teaching on form and flexibility
  • Build a positive body image through mindfulness exercises and education about society’s pressure on young women to live up to the “thin ideal of female beauty.”
  • Train your brain for racing success through visualization.
  • Make lifelong friends and get ready for your best XC season yet!
  • Alumni Counselors Isabelle Kennedy (Fairview HS/Boston College), Katie Lyons (Greeley West/Western State) and Dallas Frisbie (Colorado School Of Mines)

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


    Email Melody to hold your spot for 2016!


    BMW’s Winter Warriors

    Session Dates: January 18th – March 2nd.

    Practice Mondays and Wednesdays out of Flatiron Running Store: 629 South Broadway, Suite E, Boulder, from 4:00-5:10pm.


    Fun winter training, including easy runs, speedy workouts and running games. Focus on form, core strength and functional movement/strength!

    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* including Indoor track at CU Boulder on 2/6 and snow shoe races at Eldora Mtn. Resort on 1/27 and the last day of practice, 3/2!

    *Races are additional cost: $10 for indoor track, $15 for snow shoe races.

    Cost: $199.00.

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click on “Programs/Registration” in the Menu above and click on “Winter Warriors” 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. 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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