Melody Fairchild is a pioneer of women’s running.
Her domination as a high school running “phenom” expanded the horizon for an entire generation of girls who followed in her footsteps. Her career highlights include: two-time Footlocker XC championships and current course record holder, bronze medalist at the Junior World XC championships, 8-time Colorado state champion and state record holder in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters, NCAA All-American Track and XC, NCAA 3000 meters indoors champion, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the 10K and marathon, and U.S. World Track and Field Championships team member. Today, Melody is the head coach of the Boulder Mountain Warriors Kid’s Running Club and founder of the Melody Fairchild Running Camp for girls, which gives ‘tween and teen runners the skills to thrive in running in high school, college, and beyond. She has coached youth running programs for nearly 20 years. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.