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RISE Updates

Week of 8/1/23



Tuesday, 8/2/23

  • 7:30am - Morning practice Masters, Open, and Elite at Manhattan MS with Ric


Friday, 8/4/23

  • 7:30am - Morning practice Masters, Open, and Elite at Manhattan MS with Ric

  • Denver Twilight Series: The Finale at Englewood HS


Saturday, 8/5/23 


Sunday, 8/6/23 

  • TBA

Jeannie crushes her high altitude long run on Magnolia Road!

Hi, I'm Ric Rojas, coach to some of the America's best runners and founder of Rise Athletics.


Based in Boulder, Colorado, I help performance-oriented athletes reach their running potential in person and online. From Olympic Trials prospects, National and World-Class masters, to committed young athletes, my team and I work with a range of athletes untied by their dedication to the sport.


As an athlete, I competed at national and international levels starting in high school  and extending through to the masters scene. In the days before supershoes, I held the 15km World Record, set a 5,000m PR of 13:39.92 and won multiple USATF national titles. During my professional career, I was consistently ranked among the top 10 US road racers, competed in two Olympic Trials, and represented Team USA in two Pan American Games.


On the coaching side, I have successfully helped my own daughter, Nell Rojas, become one of America's best marathoners, capturing two top 10 finishes in the Boston Marathon and a 2:25:57 marathon PR. With a focus on facilitating individual peak performance, my coaching has consistently yielded results across the spectrum, including Olympic Trials qualifiers, nationally ranked high school runners, and world-ranked masters runners.



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