Meet the Team.

We’re working together to make sure every kid has access to the challenge, support, accountability, and positive relationships that come with a runner’s team experience.
Chuck Wilcoxen
Chuck’s love for running and helping young people goes way back. For eighteen years he coached at the collegiate level, both Track and Field and Cross Country. He served on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field and Cross Country National Committee for five years, and as chair for two years. He has coached All Americans and beginners and loved it all. He also managed to earn his IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 coaching certifications (both terminal), and received his Master’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

He brings all of his expertise and experience into working with young people in underserved populations. His program designs combine the best in sports science, a deep respect for all kids, and a love for play. His early years as a middle school dorm parent and high school coach in a variety of sports also serves him well, as does having raised two boys who loved to run and play!
Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen
Hilary brings her background in teaching and fundraising to TLR. She has recently been a Special Ed teacher in the rural public school system in New Hampshire and loves seeing how TLR meets the needs of kids who don’t have access to after-school enrichment programs. Her fundraising career started as Finance Director for a U.S. Congressman and continued as Development Director at Stamford Center for the Arts. She loves raising money to keep TLR going as she knows it can’t run on air! Everything she has done up to this point informs her work with Team Long Run, and she even gets to play with the kids during Run Clubs!!
Mary Ann Sprague
Mary Ann feels right at home with Team Long Run, as her coaching career of over thirty years has been dedicated to promoting strong and selfless lives on and off the court. Coaching NCAA college volleyball, developing youth sport programs and running fitness classes for seniors have kept Mary Ann busy, but through it all, her greatest passion is found in building community and culture through sport (play!).  

Mary Ann’s college teams regularly earned AVCA’s highest national academic award and won the conference Sportsmanship Award nine times. Her players have graduated and gone into the world as business leaders, professional athletes and loyal family members. Mary Ann received her MBA from University of Missouri and is a USAV CAP Certified Coach, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and triathlete (in her spare time!). Relocating to California was an easy decision for Mary Ann, as it brought her closer to her daughters and is a prime spot to promote and support a healthy and active lifestyle through Team Long Run.  
Jake Meier
Jake is our volunteer Director of Marketing and member of our board. He actually does the same work for pay at Continental Properties in Wisconsin, but we are very blessed to have him helping out! His career as a runner included multiple records at Principia College and too many awards to list here. (Believe us, there’s a lot!) He still runs and recently finished the Wisconsin Ironman. Phew! Whenever we need marketing help, we call Jake!