Virtual Running Races Coach Megan

Meet Gone For a Run's Official Running Coach

An important part of our mission here at Gone For a Run is to provide valuable content to our running community that will continually help us all develop and improve as athletes and experience the joy of running. Whether you are new to running or a veteran runner our official running coach, Coach Megan will help inspire, encourage and provide the coaching tools to enable you to improve your running skills.

Coach Megan

Megan Cunningham is an elite distance runner competing in distances from the 3,000m to the marathon.

While competing for the University of Missouri, Megan and her family were involved in a traumatic car accident which left her unsure if she'd ever be able to walk, much less run, again. Through patience, perseverance, and a bit of stubbornness, Megan returned to the track after nine months off of any running. Megan was able to overcome her injuries and walked away from her collegiate career a two time SEC Conference Champion (5k and 10k) and a two time NCAA Academic All-American.

Post-collegiality, Megan has shifted her focus towards racing on the roads as well as coaching fellow runners. Most recently, Megan won the Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and competed in the 2020 USA Olympic Marathon Trials.

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I am here to not only help you improve as a runner, but to give you a better understanding of training and the benefits of each workout.
- Coach Megan

Half Marathon Challenge

Half Marathon Challenge with Coach Megan

The Half Marathon Challenge is a Virtual Race like no other - we train you, encourage you, and celebrate you along the way to your half marathon finish line with this progressive 13.1 mile challenge. All while helping you build life-long memories and friendships with runners from across the globe! Best of all your running supports Achilles International.

  • Half Marathon Challenge Medal
  • Authentic Half Marathon Race Bib
  • FREE Half Marathon challenge T-shirt
  • 50%off Half Marathon Swag
  • Exclusive Training Program for each Milestone
  • Access to exclusive coaching tips, guides, and videos from Coach Megan, on our exclusive members facebook page.
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Your Personal Running Coach

Your Personal Running Coach Megan

Her personal records include:

  • 3000m (Indoor) — 9:19.07 @ Vanderbilt Invitational, Jan. 19,2018
  • 5000m (Indoor) — 15:53.20 @ Music City Challenge, Feb. 9, 2018
  • 10000m (Track) — 33:19.25 @ Drake Relays, Apr. 25, 2018
  • 10000m (Road)— 34:01 @ Heart of Ghent, Sept. 22, 2018
  • Half Marathon — 1:16.41 @ Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon, Sept. 1, 2019
  • Marathon — 2:41.13 @ Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Oct. 13, 2019

Her training tips and blogs can be found on our Gone For a Run blog.