Alpine Running Guides

Coaching for Trail Runners.

Make a plan and achieve your goals. Our coaches have over 10 years of experience in professional running. We offer personalized training for all runners based around your schedule and goals.

Coaching For Trail Runners - Running Downhill

Find out if coaching is right for you.

At Alpine Running Guides we want to see you succeed in your running goals.

Training Plans That Bring You Joy.

The Alpine Running Guides coaching team strives to help you reach your running best. Whether you are brand new to the sport or looking to win your next ultra we are here to help. Each of the coaches at Alpine Running Guides has a unique set of skills and experiences to help you in your running journey.

Our coaching philosophy is simple. We want you to enjoy running. We understand that what brings each runner joy may be different and we strive to understand what makes you unique and build a training program around you. Your running history, career, lifestyle, and personality all play a role in what helps you find joy in the sport.

Reduce Injury Risk

We also understand that there are commonalities across all runners. No runner enjoys being injured. All of our coaches will work closely with you to develop a training program that helps reduce injury risk, and will quickly adapt work loads if needed to keep you running consistently with a smile on your face.

Our coaches are passionate runners themselves and collectively have experience in running on trails, pavement, track, and grass, from 800 meters up to 100 miles.

Read on to meet our coaching team, or email for more information.

Meet Our Coaches

Hi, I'm Forrest

With over 12 years of coaching experience, I help beginning adult runners, trail and ultra runners, state championship high school teams, hikers, & road runners of all abilities.

  • USATF Level 1 Certification
  • Run Wild Missoula Marathon Training Class
  • 20+ Years of Running Experience
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Hi, I'm Jeff

I love working with trail runners who want to get the most out of their running; whether thats related to speed or having the most fun. I specialize in coaching trail runners and those looking to train for mountainous FKT attempts.

  • 17 Ultra Finishes, including 3rd (x2) at Run Rabbit Run 100
  • Ran Collegiate Track & XC
  • Hold 5 Trail Course Records
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What our athletes are saying:

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Keeps Me Injury Free

"I have been working with Alpine Running Guides for going on 3 years, during this time I have been able to PR in multiple races and tackle some races I never would have had the confidence to try without the guidance of Forrest! His knowledge and love for running keeps me motivated and his patience and level headedness keeps me injury free! I would highly recommend Alpine Running Guides for anyone who is looking to take their running and training to the next level."

Ashley M

Missoula, MT
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Gave Me Confidence

“Trail running became a new passion of mine since moving to Missoula and when I was ready to train for an ultramarathon, Jeff was the perfect person to push me to reach my mileage goal each week. He helped me understand the importance of going easy on the easy days and hard on the workout days. I appreciated that he gave me confidence in my own ability and tailored the training plan to fit my lifestyle.”

Sarah K.

Missoula, MT

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