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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 190 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.

Illinois 10K Training Program - Registration is now closed!
We are offering a training program to prepare runners for the 10K on during the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend on April 22, 2017. The 10K training program is a 10-week plan that starts on Saturday, February 11. Coach Joe Bails will lead the program with weekly meetings that will include a running-related talk, a dynamic warm up, a group workout and a cool down with static stretching. The weekly meetings will be in various locations in the C-U and Mahomet area.

Youth Winter Speed & Agility Class
This 6-week program is developed to increase leg turn-over, running efficiency, and reduce the risk of injury. This class offers a quality indoor workout to prepare for spring sports and a way to have fun during the winter months of January and February. The instructors, Joe and Kelly Bails, are experienced youth coaches with training and certifications from USATF, RRCA and ASEP.
The first class session is Friday, January 20 from 6-7 pm at Grace Church Mahomet.

The registration for this class has closed.

In order to offer personalized services, Joe and Kelly limit the number of clients they train. Email Kelly or Joe to find out when they have openings for new clients.

"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