UESCA 2023 Ultrarunning Coach Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2023

Taking place at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO, the 2023 UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Conference will take place over three days (September 29th to October 1st) and will be the first of its kind. The conference will be headlined by UESCA principal and renowned ultrarunning coach and author, Jason Koop. The conference will be comprised of 16 sessions that delve into a variety of areas.

UESCA 2023 Ultrarunning Coach Conference speakers

With the guidance of Jason Koop, we have hand-picked the top professionals to present at this conference. These speakers represent the very best at their specific areas of focus. We are humbled and thrilled to have them involved in this conference.

Jason Koop

Head Ultrarunning Coach – CTS

Stephanie Howe, Ph.D

Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist, Professional Ultrarunner

Nick Tiller, Ph.D

Exercise Scientist and Researcher – Harbor/UCLA

Lindsay Golich, MSc

Sr. Sport & Exercise Physiologist – US Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Justin Ross, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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Sessions Schedule

Due to the unique demands of ultrarunning, there is a multitude of areas that ultrarunning coaches need to appreciate and understand. This was the driving factor behind the selection of session topics for this conference.

Environmental Physiology

Presenter: Lindsay Golich, MS

Athlete Recovery

Presenters: Stephanie Howe, Lindsay Golich, Jason Koop

Training Program Development

Presenter: Jason Koop

Pole Use/Climbing/Descending

Presenter: Jason Koop


Presenter: Stephanie Howe Ph.D

Physiological Requirements of Ultrarunning

Presenter: Jason Koop


Presenter: Justin Ross Psy.D

Building a Coaching Practice

Presenters: Cliff Pittman, Faith Raymond Strafach, Heather Hart

Health Consequences

Presenter: Nick Tiller Ph.D

Running Biomechanics

Presenters: Wouter Hoogkamer, Ph.D

Injury Prevention and Intervention

Presenters: Stephanie Howe, Lindsay Golich, Jason Koop

Strength Training

Presenter: Heather Hart

Respiratory Physiology

Presenter: Nick Tiller Ph.D

Pseudo Science

Presenter: Nick Tiller Ph.D

Open Q & A Panel

Presenters: Cliff Pittman, Jason Koop, Stephanie Howe, Nick Tiller

Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO

Location: 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date: September 29 – October 1, 2023

Please mention that you are attending the UESCA Ultrarunning Conference to get the preferred rate.

2023 Ultrarunning Coach Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for their support in helping to make this conference a reality.


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