‍Cunningham Running

Cunningham Running is the official name of the coaching practice that has been around for years.
Formally established after years of grassroots and local coaching of all levels, Jeff wanted to bring to light the benefits of having someone in your corner every step of the way in your running journey using the principles and methods that have been proven race after race.

Our coaching is rooted in years of coaching and competitive running experience and is anchored in the desire to guide others along their path to personal greatness, and experience the thrill of chasing after a goal. We aim to provide quality, and personal coaching that can take you as far as you can imagine.
Meet the Coaches
Founder | Owner
A lifelong runner, Jeff found his love for distance running during his high school years as an all-state performer in east Texas. He earned a scholarship to Baylor University where he was a member of the 1994 Southwest Conference Championship team for the Bears. Jeff earned All-Southwest Conference honors in cross country and track as well as NCAA Academic All-America honors. Continuing to run while in law school, Jeff ran personal bests from the 5k to the marathon.

In 2001 he began his career in the high school ranks coaching multiple state champions, national qualifiers and NCAA scholarship athletes. Jeff coaches all distances from mile to the marathon including countless  Boston Marathon qualifiers and multiple U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers.
Associate Coach
I’ve spent the majority of my life being a runner, and have experimented in all race distances from early track days, to even running impromptu ultra marathons. Presently I am training to race all distances, but specifically to lower my half marathon personal best of 1:07, and full marathon of 2:26.

I’ve always been a superfan and student of the sport, ever since I started, and have been absorbing any training material and insight from coaches and athletes around the sport and aim to work with you to apply these learnings to find the path towards your goals together.

Outside of running, my wife and I have two pups that rule the house. I also love following my other favorite sports of baseball & cycling.
Associate Coach
I began running in junior high, but I'd never run more than 5 consecutive miles until I was 31 years old. Four years later, I ran my first marathon. Since then, I've completed the Boston Marathon 10 consecutive times and set a marathon PR of 3:01:22. I believe that if you have the desire, the work ethic, and an experienced coach who is fully invested in your progress, it's never too late to work toward something BIG.  
I began coaching runners in 2014, and have worked with amazing people of all ability levels. I've honed a special creativity for helping people get the most out of their training when time and energy is limited due to life/work/family obligations. Together, we can forge a plan for attaining personal goals that will instill such confidence in your capabilities that you won't even recognize the previous version of you who wondered if it was even possible. It IS possible!
Associate Coach
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! My journey with running started as a way to get in shape for volleyball in high school. Turns out I was much better at running than volleyball, so I joined the XC and track teams. A few years later, my dad passed away, and that’s when running became a true passion of mine.

I ran XC at Hanover College where I majored in Kinesiology. I experienced some success there, but I wanted more. In April 2021, I was finally convinced to run my first marathon in Carmel, IN.  My desire turned to dedication. I started training with Jeff and in April 2023, I had the privilege of winning the BPN Go One More Marathon. In April 2024, I returned to the Carmel Marathon to seek revenge and finished with a time of 2:56.

That first marathon gave me an itch to try my hand at ultra running. I have done a 50-miler in Moab, an 8-hour race, and three 50k’s. I have placed first for women in 3 of these 5 ultras. If you are hungry to become stronger, gain a mental edge and find your true potential, come train with me!
Associate Coach
While I’m currently a more serious runner, I’ve been running in some form or fashion for over 15 years now. From my cross country roots to a member of The Most Informal Running Club Ever to now at Bat City Track Club, I’ve tried it all! Whatever your goals are, I can support them. I currently have personal bests of 2:46 in the marathon and 1:19 in the half marathon.

When I’m not running I enjoy long walks with my dog Petey, bugging my Husband about buying goats (and other livestock) and trying other athletic activities!
Associate Coach
I started running in junior high school after following in my brother and sisters footsteps. After stumbling and failing my first few years, I finally started to dedicate myself and found my stride and to earn a scholarship to run at Texas State University. While at Texas State I ran cross country, the 5k and the steeplechase; I earned all conference honors and hold the school record in the steeplechase. Now I am focused on running half marathons and marathons and hold personal bests of 1:05.55 and 2:18.15 respectively.

After college,I started teaching and coaching at San Marcos High School, where I coached for 10 years helping runners as young as 12 years old get introduced to the sport. I worked with runners that qualified for the state cross country and track meets; runners that have gone to run in college and have coached adult runners in all events from the mile to the marathon.

In the offseason I love to travel to state and national parks with my wife and we enjoy going on hikes and camping.