Coach Ray Nypaver

Specialty: Beginner to Intermediate Coach

Coach Ray currently has a waitlist.  

Ray is a Lydiard II certified coach who has been part of the Higher Running team for 5 years.  She has competed in numerous trail races, from 5 miles to 100 miles.  Most notably, she came in 2nd at Burning River 100 in 2011, 1st place at Virgil Crest 100 in 2012, 1st place at Forget the Pr 50k in 2014, and 1st place at Leatherwood Ultra 50 Miler in 2015.  In August of 2015, Ray thru-hiked the 500 mile Colorado Trail with her pup and adventure partner, Pacer (aka. Supergirl).  In 2019, the pair completed their goal of summiting 40 of Colorado’s 14ers.

Ray currently lives in Estes Park, CO, located in the valley below Rocky Mountain National Park, where the mountains and Elk are her neighbors. In 2019, Ray graduated from Naropa University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy. In 2020, she opened up Wanderlust Counseling. Her passion for coaching follows in line with her mission of helping others reach their full potential in all aspects of life and therefore carries a strong mind/body/spirit focus in her coaching. At Higher Running, she enjoys coaching runners embarking on new adventures and who use running as a modality to discover more about themselves. Ray’s hobbies include reading, volunteering, Yoga, snowshoeing, rollerblading, and exploring new places with her daughter(dog). Please email for coaching inquiries.

Price for Coaching:

One Year Commitment: $250 per month.

Month to Month (with a 3 month commitment): $300 per month. 

*It is important that our work remains accessible to as many as possible; that is why each coach offers a sliding scale for those who cannot afford the full price. Please contact your desired coach directly to inquire about sliding scale options.

Click here for Coach Ray’s Body Positive Workshop Curriculum for Female Runners.

Email: Ray.HigherRunning@gmail.com

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