Coach Heather Jergensen

Hey RunJunkies, welcome to Runners Without Limits. I’m Coach Heather.

I came to running later in life, because I started out as a swimmer, competing in high school, but then ultimately leaving sports for music. In 2004, I used my swim background to my advantage, and participated in my first triathlon: the Danskin Women’s Triathlon. I was hooked! For the next few years, I would participate in a few sprint tris, when I started thinking about bigger races and longer distances. Taking on the challenges of longer events appealed to me.

After becoming a mom in 2008, I went through a rough patch. My marriage dissolved, and I turned to running to relieve the stress and cope with the emotional turmoil.

Running became a retreat – a safe space for me to let my emotions go and take care of myself.
- Coach Heather

Since then, I continued in Triathlon, completing several Sprint and Olympic distances, and then moved on to a 70.3 and a full 140.6 mile Ironman. In the midst of all that, though, running became my passion – my go-to workout.

After so much work in Triathlon, I rewarded myself with a RunDisney event -- the Superheroes Half-Marathon weekend in 2015. This completely new experience opened my eyes to the wonderful diversity of runners. Since then I have participated in multiple RunDisney Weekends in addition to other races -- both local and in far-flung locales -- for time and for fun.

Through this journey, I’ve learned so much about how to train, staying injury free, fueling, and so much more. There was still so much more to learn, though. It was time to take the leap and take on more knowledge. That is when I decided to become a coach, and in 2018, I earned my Coaching Certification from Road Runners Club of America.

So come along with me on this awesome ride as I share my stories, advice, and the ups and downs of daily living while trying to manage that crazy runner in my head. Thank you for being here.

  • May 2020

    Women's Classic and Bolder on the Run

    Colorado Women's Classic 10 Mile, Westminster, Colorado

    Bolder on the Run 10k, Littleton, Colorado

  • Back to racing! 2020

    Fall Fest and Fa La La

    September 10k, December 10k

    Arvada, Colorado

  • January 2020

    RunDisney's Goofy Challenge

    Half-Marathon, Marathon

    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • November 2019

    RunDisney's Wine & Dine Weekend


    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • October 2019

    Hot Chocolate Series


    Denver, Colorado

  • August 2019

    Outdoor Divas Women's Tri

    Sprint Triathlon

    800 meter swim, 13 Mile bike, 5k run

    Loveland, Colorado

  • July 2019

    DC's Wonder Woman

    Inaugural 5k -- Current 5k PR

    Denver, Colorado

  • May 2019

    BolderBoulder 10k

    Boulder, Colorado

  • April 2019

    RunDisney Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

    5k, 10k, Half-Marathon

    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • February 2019

    Rock and Roll New Orleans

    Half Marathon

    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • January 2019

    RunDisney WDW Marathon Weekend

    Half Marathon

    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • November 2018

    RunDisney Wine & Dine Weekend

    Two Course Challenge: 10k, Half-Marathon

    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • September 2018

    Fortitude 10k and Beat the Blerch

    Fortitude 10k, Fort Collins, Colorado -- All Time 10k PR, 9/3/18

    Beat the Blerch Half Marathon, Carnation, Washington, 9/16/18

  • June 2018

    Slacker Half Marathon

    Loveland to Georgetown, Colorado

  • May 2018

    Ogden Half and BolderBoulder

    Half Marathon, Ogden, Utah

    BolderBoulder 10k, Boulder, Colorado

  • February 2018

    RRCA Level I Coaching Certification Completion
  • January 2018

    RunDisney Dopey Challenge

    5k, 10k, Half-marathon, full Marathon
    Walt Disney World, Florida

  • November 2017

    RunDisney Avengers Superhero Weekend

    5k, 10k, half-marathon
    Disneyland, California

  • September 2017

    Arvada Harvest

    10 Mile
    Arvada, CO

  • July 2017

    Prairie Dog Half-marathon

    Castle Rock, CO

  • May 2017

    Bolder Boulder 10k

    10k (course PR)
    Boulder, CO

  • March 2017

    Rocky Mountain Brew Pub 5k

    Littleton, CO

  • January 2017

    RunDisney Dopey Challenge

    5k, 10k, Half-marathon (cancelled) , full marathon
    Walt Disney World, Florida