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

50mile- 5:46:49

50-K- 3:30:58

Marathon- 2:36

10K- 32:00

5K- 15:07

1 mile- 4:21

All Ultrasignup Results: