Dr. Richard Hansen, DC, DACBSP, CSCS (Head Coach of Roots Running Project)

  • Richey Hansen is a former collegiate distance runner for UC San Diego and has been coaching in Boulder since 2009.  He is a Doctor of Chiropractic , with a specialty in sports medicine (DACBSP), as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).  In addition to coaching Roots Running Project, he owns and operates a private sports medicine practice in Boulder called High Altitude Spine and Sport.

Dr. Joe Vigil (mentor to Dr. Hansen)

  • Roots Running Project is heavily influenced by legendary distance coach Dr. Joe Vigil.  Coach Vigil, formerly of Adams State University and the Mammoth Track Club, is the driving force behind our group’s philosophy and was recently awarded the USATF Legendary Coaching Award.  We are grateful for the opportunity to work and consult with coach Vigil, who also advises the Big Bear Track Club, while also personally coaching Diego Estrada.