Travis Lavin

CTS Expert Level Coach – Specializes In Ultrarunning Coaching


“I believe creating an athlete/coach relationship is important so that you can develop trust in one another and build accountability for the athlete. This comes with knowing the important things in their lives to help create consistency in their training. By doing so you can truly learn what makes the athlete tick, and then success will follow.”


Coach Bio:
I have been running since the 4th grade and continue to run competitively in track, road, and trail running. Running has allowed me to meet so many amazing people and travel to some great places. Originally from Southern Illinois, I moved to Colorado to pursue my dreams of running professionally. I have since then run in some of the top trail races in the country and competed against the best in the world.


I love ultra running because it allows everyone of all abilities to play on the same playing field. Everyone is out there trying to achieve their own personal goal from trying to win, set personal records, to finishing the race. You can literally be in the same race with some of the best runners in the world, no segregation between the people who do it professionally and the people who have full-time jobs and love running as a hobby. We all come together to enjoy the beautiful trails together.


I got into coaching when I was at Mckendree University, where I received a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching. I ran out of eligibility to run my final year of school and found coaching at Mckendree University as a way to help pay for schooling. I fell in love with coaching in that first year as an assistant coach. I enjoyed helping create the training schedules for the athletes and helping them achieve their goals, and seeing them succeed as a team and as individuals. Throughout my time there I was able to help numerous athletes become All-American and national qualifiers in their respective events. It brought me joy to see them succeed. I have since continued to coach individuals and it still brings me happiness to be able to help runners of all kinds reach their running goals.


Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In:
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Mo Cowbell Marathon
  • Georgia Sky To Summit 50k
  • Land Between the Lakes 60k
  • Ozark Foothills 50k
  • Golden Gate Dirty 30
  • Silver Rush 50
  • Speedgoat 50k
  • Pikes Peak Marathon
  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace
  • USA Trail Championships- Gnar Gnar 10k, Birkie Trail 1/2 marathon
  • USA 50k Championships- Fourmidable 50k
  • Austin Rattler 50k-Leadville 100 qualifier race
  • Xterra Trail World championships- 1/2 marathon
Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Coached Athletes For:
  • Georgia Sky to Summit 50k
  • Indiana Trail 100
  • Ozark Foothills 25k
  • Golden Gate Dirty 30
  • Leadville 100
  • Speedgoat 50k
  • UTMB 100
  • The Canyons Endurance 50k
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Worlds End Ultra
  • Waldo 100k



Reno, Nevada

Coaching Packages:
  • Select

USTFCCCA Science Of Endurance Sports, B.S. in Exercise Science and Coaching Minor from Mckendree University