Official Coaches

Meet the Coaches!

Jason and Amanda are both professional runners for Altra and experienced coaches. They’re here to make sure you’re prepared for the Run Rabbit Run 100 and 50 mile races. Whether it’s your first or 100th ultra, you’ll benefit from having a structured training schedule with an experienced coach. They’ll be offering a discounted price of $130.00.

Amanda Basham

Amanda Basham — Official CoachContact Info: or 541-401-4537
Coaching Information:

I’m a professional runner for Altra, coach and personal trainer. I have a background in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in nutrition and have competed in the sport since 2004. I entered the trail and ultra world about 3 years ago and have had many successes since. I set a course record at a national championship, placed 4th at the Western States 100 and won the TransRockies Run stage race.

I have coached runners with all experience levels for over 5 years. I believe that if you know your physiology you can coach anyone, but my passion for running makes me a far better running coach than any other sport. I love teaching and inspiring others to achieve things they didn’t think they could achieve otherwise.

“Amanda is a phenomenal coach. She's great at piecing together programs that work well for every runner so that they can meet their goals while balancing day to day life! She's been so great about tailoring my workouts to fit my busy work schedule. I truly feel like every run and workout that I do has a purpose, and is on my calendar for a specific reason. Amanda makes training fun, and I've never been more excited to be running hard and pushing my limits. Thank you Amanda!”
– Sarah P.

“Amanda has been an excellent coach! I started working with her as I was coming off a couple of injuries that sidelined me for quite some time. She worked with me to smartly increase volume and intensity to avoid re-injury while getting me ready for my next race. She does a great job of explaining the reasoning behind my training plan and is just very knowledgeable in general about training and racing. She has been an incredibly valuable resource and I am so glad I started working with her.”
– Brenna H.

Running should be fun, stress free and affordable. Run Rabbit Run is a race you will want to make sure you’re prepared for, and if you are, it will be a life-changing experience. Leave the plan up to me so you can focus on training and having fun!

Jason Schlarb

Jason Schlarb — Official CoachContact Info:

Jason Schlarb is a professional mountain runner, adventure film producer with productions and a coach who lives in the San Juan mountains near Durango Colorado.  Some of Jason's recent adventures and results include:

Jason ran NCAA division one cross country/track and field at Montana State University then served for ten years as an active duty Air Force officer.  In 2012 Jason became a full time professional athlete.

Jason is sponsored by Altra Footwear, SmartWool Apparel, Vitargo, Ultimate Direction, Julbo Eyewear, Big Agnes, Epic Bar and Flora.

You can follow Jason on Instagram @jasonschlarb, Twitter @jasonschlarb, Facebook Jason Schlarb and see his films at