Over the past seven years, Kate O'Neill Tenforde has coached and advised hundreds of runners ranging from beginners to Boston Marathon qualifiers.

As a professional runner, Kate competed in the 2004 Olympics in the 10,000 meters, placed 3rd in the 2007 Chicago Marathon, won the 2008 U.S. Half Marathon Championship, and competed on the 2004 U.S. World Cross Country team. 

In addition to competing professionally, she volunteered as an assistant coach at Yale University (her alma mater) from 2003-2005.  She also contributed training articles for various websites including Running Times.  

From 2010-2015, Kate worked for an online coaching services company.  During her time there, she helped hundreds of runners reach their training and racing goals. 

After moving back to the East Coast, Kate began private coaching and launched Beantown Running.  She also serves a volunteer coach for the 2017 Boston Marathon Race for Rehab team.

Kate is married to Adam Tenforde, a physician at Spaulding Hospital.  They have two children, Maisie (four years old) and Joseph (one year old).