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Youth Running


Mountain Movers

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Practices are held at various locations and times for your convenience (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays).

We require that all participants attend at least 1 practice per week during our in-season schedule and that they maintain good school grades.

Practice Locations

Practices are held at the following locations:

  • Staunton State Park

  • Beaver Ranch Park

  • Meyer Ranch Park

  • Conifer High School Track

  • The Yates' Home

Schedule details are updated in our SportsYou team app!


Meets are held at various locations around Colorado. Your registration fees cover all meet entry fees except for the regional, and national meets. 

Cross Country meets start in September and are typically on Saturday mornings. All schedule information is in our team SportsYou app.

Who This is For

We serve youth birth years 2006 - 2017. Athletes born in 2005 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7-24-2024.

This program is specifically for those wanting to compete in racing at any level. Although this program is competitive, we will help you grow, have fun and achieve your goals!

Click below to get the detailed information on our different seasons!

"How many kids are lucky enough to be coached by a world class athlete! Michele is an inspiration to the kids she coaches (and their parents too). And Michele's coaching goes far beyond running. She helps the kids build relationships and learn health habits that will last them a lifetime."

Chad Krofta, Morrison

Our History

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Our Beginning

MMXC started in the Fall of 2023 as Coach Michele envisioned youth running for the mountain community.


2023 Success

Several athletes qualified individually for the Regional XC Meet and one for the National XC Meet. Everyone improved with personal bests throughout the season.


2024 Indoor Track

The kids didn't stop there. Several continued into the indoor track season with ALL earning personal bests by season's end. Including one state champion at multiple events and numerous top 3 finishes at the State Meet.



To create a fun, educational, supportive youth running program that continues to help young athletes grow individually in athletics and life.

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Meet the Coach

Michele Yates

Michele graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in May of 2005 where she earned a degree in Kinesiological Sciences with a concentration in fitness management while competing on the UNLV Cross Country and Track teams. Her personal training journey began in 2003 with a paid internship at Club Sport Green Valley, Henderson NV.  Michele has accumulated over two decades of experience in group training, kids fitness, individual training/coaching, fitness club, and personal studio management.  Her educational background and experience provide her with professionalism in nutrition, cardio, core, strength, flexibility, and ultimately running. 

Michele is a remarkable runner, having qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon twice, and crowned as the USA Track & Field National Champion four times. She has represented the USA National Team in various World and NACAC Championships, showcasing her versatility across different distances and terrain.  With over 20 marathons under her belt, Michele boasts an impressive record of 10 victories and holds multiple course records at the elite level. Her achievements speak volumes of her skill and dedication in the sport.

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