Coach Chase Nowak
I was born in Colorado Springs, CO where my love for endurance sports was ignited by the adventure and beauty of the mountains and trails.
I competed at the collegiate level at Cornell College running cross country and track where I was a 6x All-Conference, 2x All-Region, and 2x Academic All-American.
I currently live in Plymouth, MN and plan promotions at one of the country’s largest retailers.
I run-commute to work as a part of my training. It's the best and most practical way for me to get the training and miles I need for ultra marathons.
My heart is in ultra marathons because of the people and community behind it. My first ultra was the Chippewa Falls 50-k where I fell in love with the post-race vibe and made great and lasting friends. Ultras are different from other races because people hang out after the race for hours on end compared to a 5K where you race, finish, and leave all too quickly.
I am passionate about planning for the long term when it comes to success across all aspects in life that are important to me: family, helping others, running, environment, investing, and career. Being diligent with ultra race training will forever be a focus and priority.
Running Career Highlights
Received Votes for Ultrarunning Magazine’s “Ultra Runner of the Year” for 2016
6X Ultra Marathon Wins
1 mile- 4:21
All Ultrasignup Results: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Chase&lname=Nowak