Train with the Williston Run Club!
An experienced coaching staff leads runners of every pace and ability.
The Williston Run Club is an all-inclusive community for runners. Whether you are a seasoned marathon runner, looking to participate in your first race, or just want to learn how to run long-distance, this is the group for you!
Our coaches are passionate about building the local west metro running community by providing support for your running aspirations. They'll guide you through a training plan and encourage you to enjoy the ride.
Training workouts include hill work, speed work, pacing and building your long run, plus integrated core, strength and flexibility training.
- Water bottle
- Water carrier
- Reflective vest/jacket and headlamp for night running
- Bring a positive attitude and willingness to challenge yourself.
- Participants are eligible for discounts on gear at local running stores.
Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m.
Participants in each group session will have the option to participate in a workout with Coach Ben or a recover/fun run led by Coach Mandi and teammates.
Ben Jacobs is the lead coach for the Williston Run Club. He is excited about building a community for runners of all abilities. He holds a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level One Coaching Certification, along with a degree in exercise science. Ben has seven years of experience coaching a wide array of runners, from novice to advanced, in various distances ranging from 800 meters to ultra marathons. Ben's coaching background includes working with several local youth track teams, along with high school, collegiate and adult runners. He is passionate about building the Minnetonka / West Metro running community and assisting individuals in achieving their running goals.
Mandi Zupfer is the assistant coach for the Williston Run Club. She has degrees in legal studies and thematic health and wellness, with a focus on nutrition. Mandi has experience coaching kids ages 2-14 in various sports, as well as coaching youth run clubs. As a lifelong athlete, she switched her focus and starting running in college with goals to reduce stress and improve endurance. Running has provided Mandi with friends and confidence. She enjoys coaching because she wants to be able to make a difference in people's lives by helping them reach their goals.
To join the club, or if you have any questions, contact Coach Ben Jacobs at 952-239-5340.