Your Personal Coach

Korey Konga is the owner and Coach at Upper Left Distance Training; nestled at the foot of the Siskiyou Mountains in Ashland, Oregon (in the upper left corner of The United States) he works with runners of all abilities, through all distances, on all surfaces. His education as a Coach comes from his ongoing obsession with endurance sports performance coupled with real world experience: he’s run over 60 road and trail races around the U.S. finishing on the podium in over half of those races, winning 19 of them, and setting 7 Course Records. 

But being a good athlete doesn’t necessarily make you a good Coach! Where Coach Korey truly shines is his care and commitment to people. With a history in hospitality and leadership, his desire to help others achieve their best truly shows and aligns perfectly with our vision at Upper Left Distance Training: To Develop Athletes and Enrich Lives.

Our runners range from first time half marathoners to Boston qualifiers to seasoned 100 mile veterans. Whether it’s your goal to simply get healthy or to achieve a lofty personal best, your Coach will be there as your passenger; to help guide you on your journey. 


Certified Running Coach