Denise Lorentz

2024 Training Coach

Denise is excited to have the opportunity to coach and run with you! A native of Rochester, MN and now residing in Monticello, Denise began her running career as a sprinter on the high school track team.

Denise attended St. Cloud State University (quite some time ago) for both her undergrad and masters programs in the area of Communication Disorders. Denise works in the Monticello School District as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Denise, being a mom of two, had a busy lifestyle as her kids were growing up. However, with her summers off, she found she had time to run a few miles on the treadmill everyday. This was a casual hobby for her that soon turned into a passion.

Denise completed her first marathon in 2017 by default (ask her to tell the story!) in Disney World. A couple of months later she had her sights on improving her time and one day running Boston. After qualifying three times, she finally was accepted to run in 2021 and 2022.

In total, Denise has run 17 marathons and many more half marathons, 10k and 5k races. She loves sharing her joy of running with everyone which led her to obtain her RRCA coaching certification in 2022. You will always see her cheering on other runners both on and off the course. In her free time, Denise likes to craft, read, travel, and drink one too many McDonald’s Cokes (if you know you know)

Denise is here to support your goals and listen to your concerns. Whether you are a first time runner or a seasoned runner, she is excited to connect with you and help you find your joy in running.