Meet the Coach

“My job is to find a way to make athlete’s running goals a reality.”


Coach Stephanie (Kuhn) Harboe provides her knowledge and experience to athletes to extract their highest potential to achieve goals.

Stephanie has a passion for teaching athletes the nuances of running, taking time to answer the what, when, why, and how of training and racing.  She firmly believes that smarter runners make faster runners.  She provides education and support through personal interaction via phone and email, website articles, and an interactive Facebook page.

As an Army spouse and mother of three children, Stephanie understands the complicated dynamics of balancing training with life.  She finds ways to accomplish training within your time constraints, decreasing stress while increasing the joy of running.


Coaching Experience

  • 19 years of coaching experience.
  • Six years coaching high school track and cross country teams in Washington State.
  • Volunteer head track coach for Pee Wee track teams in Stuttgart, Germany and Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Winter training sessions for high school runners, bridging the gap between the cross country and track seasons.
  • Experience training active duty military preparing for PT tests, Special Forces Q-Course, Ranger School, Dive School, BUD/S, and Airborne School.
  • Private running coach for individuals (beginner to elite athletes) in endurance distances, half marathon to ultramarathon.
  • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Level 1 certified coach, National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Accredited Interscholastic Coach (Track and Field), and National Youth Sports Coaches Association certified coach.
  • NASM-CPT providing running-specific strength training to all levels of endurance athletes.

Athletic Highlights

  • Completed three ultra-marathons,  sixteen marathons, and numerous half marathons throughout the United States and Europe.
  • Eight-time Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Boston Marathon competitor: 2012 and 2014 and 2016.
  • Women’s 4th place finished, All-American Marathon at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. March 2015.
  • Women’s marathon winner, Capital City Marathon in Olympia, Washington. May 2013.
  • Women’s Army Ten Miler qualification race winner, Fort Richardson, Alaska. May 2011 and 2012. Second place finisher in 2013.
  • Women’s ultramarathon winner, Equinox 40-mile Ultramarathon in Fairbanks, Alaska. September 2012.
  • Women’s second place finisher, Equinox 40-mile Ultramarathon in Fairbanks, Alaska. September 2011
  • Women’s third place finisher, Resurrection 50-mile Ultramarathon in Hope, Alaska. July 2012.