Year Round Training:
Very few young athletes run 12 months a year but they don't all take the same time off. For this reason, we meet all year and let people choose when they want to be runners. Some of our athletes do train all year so we are available to them as well. With that being said, we have defined seasons for each training group so so their progression towards a season goal is systematic.
We put the FUN in FUNDAMENTALS! No one burns out on something they love doing. Especially at younger ages, we are at our best when we enjoy ourselves. Running can be hard work but even that work can be enjoyable. Tesseract Running Club follows the philosophy of the most successful youth sports programs and coaches from around the country and allows each athlete to choose his or her own commitment level. Our coaches help athletes learn how various goals will require different levels of work and how to choose where they want to fit on that spectrum. We smile as much as we sweat!
Who we are:
Tesseract Running Club was a haven for runners of all abilities in Bellingham, Washington since 2009. From beginner to elite to Olympian, ages 7 to 50+, sprinters to distance runners, Tesseract became a premier club in the Pacific Northwest, We participate in local road and track races, in Junior Olympic competition, and our top runners compete at the regional and national level. We practice on the track and the trails, on the flats and in the mountains. If you run, you'll see us around!
In the last eight years, Tesseract runners have excelled at the highest levels, winning local middle school meets, high school state championships, placing high at national championships, making a Team USA World Cross Country Championship team, and one even set a World Age Record!
Tesseract runners have been recruited by, accepted to, and/or offered scholarships from top Division I colleges such as Stanford, Yale, UPenn, Rice, Colorado, and University San Francisco among others.
During Cross Country season of 2016, Tesseract youth alumni ran as the number one runners on seven of eight Bellingham area high school teams (male and female) and the top boy and girl runners in the local conference came from Tesseract.
Peter Oviatt (and daughter Rebekah) celebrate with Donn Cabral after Donn made his first Olympic team in 2012.
Head Coach Peter Oviatt is a Level I USATF Certified Coach who has been working with athletes of all ages for over 30 years. Oviatt has worked with the NJ/NY Elite team in Flagstaff, Arizona as they prepared for the 2016 Olympic Trials. He has also coached at two college programs. As a high school coach, Oviatt has produced multiple state champions a national champion relay team. Three athletes have qualified for Footlocker Nationals and two for World Junior Championships, with another representing Team USA at the Continental Championships (NACAC). Over 50 high school athletes have gone on to run collegiately As an athlete, Coach O was an All-American Cross Country runner at Humboldt State and continued on to run competitively after college, garnering a 30:16 10k PR and winning several road races including two marathons. As a master's runner, he ran 32:51 for 10k and 2:38:00 for the marathon.