Mercuria Running

Our coaches & PT will help you reach your goals!

Mercuria Running specializes in form coaching, training plans & online coaching

Coach Jenni, Coach Brittany, & Physical Therapist Lara help runners of all ages & abilities confidently reach their goals!

Meet Coach Jenni

Best Race Performance: Winner of the 2012 Napa Valley Trail Half Marathon

Marathon PR: 3:12:11, Chicago Marathon 2016 (Top 1% of women, Top 5% of all athletes)

Boston PR: 3:17:16, Boston 2015

New York Marathon PR: 3:22:19, New York 2017

Pacer: Aspen Valley Marathon 2016, 3:40 Marathon Pace Group

Jenni's Running Story

I’ve been a runner since first grade, when I beat all the boys at recess. Since then, I’ve enjoyed running for fun, fitness, and a little competition. Currently, my favorite distance is the marathon. I thrive on the mental and physical challenges of running 26.2 miles. I enjoy road running for speed, and love the trails because the challenging terrain keeps me engaged and builds strength.

Jenni's Coaching Story

As a coach, I specialize in form coaching, training plans, and online coaching. I combine 30 years of running experience with 10+ years as an educator. I love running and building relationships with my athletes. Together we'll have fun while building the fitness and confidence needed to reach your goals -- dream big!


Best Road Race Performance: Winner of the 2017 Colfax Marathon & current course record holder, 2:52:00

Best Trail Race Performance: Winner of the 2019 Leadville Heavy Half Marathon (debut trail race)

Marathon PR: Olympic Marathon Trials 2020, 2:33:14, 13th Woman

Half Marathon PR: 2019 New York City Half Marathon & 11th Female Overall, 1:13:38

10k PR: Winner of the 2018 Hyde Park 10k (London), 34:50

Brittany's Running Story

Although I ran in middle school, high school and in college, I never won a race or set a record...but I continued running because I enjoyed the physical challenge and the joy of chasing new personal goals. I now race at an elite level, and I love running more than ever. I believe in keeping training varied, challenging and fun (I even collect pennies on all of my runs)!

Brittany's Coaching Story

As a coach, I’ve personally seen the benefits of Coach Jenni’s training style and am passionate about extending this to other runners, particularly young adults. I am a USATF certified coach. My goals are to work on proper form to help avoid injury, inspire personal confidence, promote positive mental strategy in racing, and most of all to keep running fun!

Meet Coach Keri-Ann

Best Race Performance: 2019 Florida Shamrock Halfathon - First Place in Division

Marathon PR: 3:29:57, Manchester City Marathon, New Hampshire

Half Marathon PR: 1:41:50, Hampton Half Marathon, New Hampshire

Keri-Ann's Running Story

I was never a runner growing up, but I've always been into fitness and nutrition. I have a B.S. in Nutrition Sciences and I've been a Healthy Lifestyle Coach since 2013. In 2012, I signed up for Team in Training having never run a race in my life. Of course, I selected the full marathon as my first event. Though it was not pretty or fast, I met great people and fell in love with the sport. Now, I have run over 30 half marathons and a dozen marathons - shaving hours off my earlier times and finally reaching my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon in 2020

Keri Ann’s Coaching Story

As a coach, I am coming to you as a runner who has benefitted from having a coach (Coach Jenni) for years. Whatever your running goals may be, I will meet you where you are and I will help you fine tune your speed and form. In my career, I have worked with people of varying fitness levels to improve their health and wellness. I'll support you through the highs and lows and help you celebrate your successes throughout the process. Running is fun, and together we'll keep it that way! I am a New England-based coach - ready to help you reach your running goals!

Meet Physical Therapist Lara

Lara Canham, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Running Speciality: Running Analysis and Movement Screening

Lara's Running Story

I ran my first race at the age of 5, and took it a step further with the Bolder Boulder at the age of 6 (not a record setting time, 2:09:17, but the effort was there!). I participated in track in middle/high school and in college took up endurance running. I've always diversified my interests and now enjoy running, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, biking (basically anything outdoors).

Lara’s Professional Story

I earned a BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. With a strong interest in teaching, I am a Senior Instructor and Admissions Advisor for the University of Colorado Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (I teach the running mechanics content in the movement science course!). I am certified in Dry Needling, practice clinically at Cascade Sports in Lakewood, CO.

What Does Mercuria Mean?

“Mercuria” is word play on the name Mercury, who in ancient Roman mythology was the
speedy messenger of the gods. Since Mercuria Running was founded by a couple of speedy
ladies, Mercury has a female twist: Mercuria. Mercury’s famous winged shoes, which today
are a common symbol for running, became a part of our logo.

Colorado: Free group run every Wednesday! HTB Run Club - 5k & 10k at 6:30

Meet at Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

New Hampshire: Free group run every Thursday! Runner's Alley - 3 mile & 5 mile at 6:00

Meet at Runner's Alley, 104 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801


Coach Jenni is great! She was able to zone into my problem with running during our first meeting and we are developing a plan. She is knowledgeable and very energetic and motivated to help. She is very responsive with follow up and I appreciate her expertise.
After my first session I feel as if I have a much clearer vision of what my running strengths and weaknesses are and how I can improve. She has a great ability to listen to her runner and provide just the right amount of details in her explanations to give a complete picture of the methodology behind her guidance.
Jenni is very knowledgable and is great at explaining things. I highly recommend her. She adjust her training to your needs and really knows how to get you going. Wonderful teacher and trainer.