John Perez is an active runner and coach in the Denver Colorado running community. He has hosted the RRCA Coaching Certification class in Denver for several years. He is also the Race Director for the El Grito 5K which is the Colorado RRCA State Championship 5K event. As a Race Director he serves the Colorado Masters Running Association by directing the Spring Spree 10K. He is a RRCA, USATF and Lydiard Certified Coach. Having coached in Middle School, High School and Club Cross Country at the University level he is passionate about helping each athlete accomplish their personal goals. His experience as a runner includes Track, Cross Country, Trail, Road Races and Marathons. He competed in High School, Nebraska Western College, University of Nebraska and Grace University. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of five adult children and two grandchildren.