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Joe and Kelly co-own and co-manage Coach Bails Running, LLC. They are certified running coaches through Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field. They live, train, and coach in Mahomet, IL and surrounding areas. They are known locally as the husband and wife coaching team. They love to run and run to live a full and healthy life. They coach first time finishers and beginners through advanced runners in distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon. They help individual athletes set and achieve their running goals. They offer quality coaching at an affordable price. Services include form analysis, face-to-face running coaching, nutrition coaching, online training programs, small group training, or large group training such as the Women’s Beginning Running Group. Whether you are training to finish your first 5K or to set a personal record in the marathon, they will help you achieve your goals in running. Find us on Facebook

Joe and Kelly keep a busy schedule. In addition to owning and managing Coach Bails Running, LLC, Kelly is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Joe is a Kinesiology instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. Both also coach at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High (MSJH). Joe is the assistant coach for cross country and he is the boys' head coach for track and field. Kelly is the assistant boys' track and field coach. With 84 athletes participating in cross country and 170 participating in track and field, the athletes keep the coaches on their toes. Joe and Kelly also organized a 5K race in 2013 and 2014 to raise money for the MSJH cross country and track teams. A total of $7000 was donated to those teams.

Be on the look-out for the fall and winter youth speed & agility class registrations. There are two sessions scheduled (Nov-Dec and Jan-Feb).

Registration for the 2017 10K and 1/2 Marathon training groups for the Mahomet Area Youth Club races is closed.

Registration is for the 2017 Women's Beginning Running Group is closed.

In order to offer personalized services, Joe and Kelly limit the number of clients they train.

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. The potential for greatness lives within each of us." Wilma Rudolph

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.... The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable." Sir Roger Bannister