Join the Mountain Sports Trail Team


Are you interested in joining the Trail Running Team?
Complete the membership form on this page and we will get back with you!


Email Coach Eberly – [email protected]

2018 Fall Schedule

September 1, 2018
Grand Traverse / Crested Butte, Aspen, CO

September 8, 2018
P2P2P / Crested Butte, CO

September 15, 2018
CB Ultras / Crested Butte, CO

September 22, 2018
Cart to Cart / Crested Butte, CO

October 5-7, 2018
Grand Canyon Tour ( Arizona )

October 13, 2018
Indian Creek Fifties / Sedalia, CO

October 27, 2018
Sage Burner / Gunnison, CO

November 3, 2018
Moab Marathon / Moab, UT

November 17, 2018
Dead Horse Ultra / Moab, UT

Meet the Coaches

Josh Eberly- Head Coach

[email protected]

Coach Josh Eberly - Head Trail Running Coach

Hometown- Arvada, CO / 20 years experience

During the off season, I’m usually:

Trail Running, jumping on the trampoline, fishing and spending countless hours at the skate park with my kids.

Fun fact about you:

In elementary/middle school I joined a juggling and uni-cycle club. I can throw down some “juggling”!

Bill Hibdon- Asst Coach

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Coach Bill Hibdon - Asst Coach Trail Running

Hometown- Jefferson City, MO / 20 years experience

During the off season, I’m usually:

What is an “off season”?

Fun fact about you:

I get far too excited perfecting Excel spreadsheets.

Trail Running News:

Moab Trail Marathon - Western Trail Runners dominate!

Western Trail Team Storms Moab Marathon

Words by Maddie Hart On November 3rd, the Mountain Sports trail runners lined up to ...
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Members of the team gearing up for the start of the 50k and 15 mile race.

Indian Creek Fifties!

Words by Maddie Hart Images by @jjustisphotograhy The Mountain Sports Trail Team hit the front ...
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Trail Running Team runs the Grand Canyon

Words by Maddie Hart While the trail running team here at Western normally saves the ...
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Trail Running - Western Colorado Style!

The Western Colorado University Trail Running Team is a competitive program offering elite coaching, world-class training terrain, and the opportunity to compete in some of the world’s most iconic trail running races. 

Athletes compete in events ranging in distance from half-marathon races all the way up to elite 100 mile races. This is not your high school cross-country team; with the Western Trail Running Team you will leave the sidewalks and bike paths behind and dive into the hundreds of miles of legendary single-track which surrounds Western.


Western’s Trail Running Team embraces all athletes with a solid commitment to train, learn and grow as a dedicated member of an ambitious team. The team assembles as a full group between four and six training sessions per week for strength training, interval workouts, long runs, and standard runs. Currently, the team competes at four events in the fall semester, and two events in the spring semester, with many of the team’s competitions offering multiple distance options for athletes to choose from (with coaching guidance). The team will compete in the deserts of Arizona, Utah, and Western Colorado; and the mountains of central Colorado with an eye toward developing well rounded trail runners.


If you’re interested in attending Western to compete as a member of the Trail Running Team, please contact head coach Josh Eberly for additional information. #GoWestern


Are you an extreme athlete? Do you like being a part of a team?