Meet The Delancey Loopers

Running coach in east valley

We loop, run, get stronger,
and have fun!

We are a running group based in Gilbert, Arizona training and racing to meet our running goals. Derek and Allison Delancey were training for races but couldn’t go too far from home with young kids inside. They created a loop, invited friends, and a group was born. We welcome all runners of all abilities. Join us for hard work and fun!

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Best rated training in east valley

Coaching & Training

Programs Offered

Derek Delancey offers personal coaching for those looking to take their running to the next level

  • 5k/10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra


What our runners say

Hold on, chillax! We’re not trying to sell you on our coaching. The proof is in the pudding! Check out what runners I have coached have to say

"Derek takes time to know you as a person. I believe this allows him to offer feedback that really speaks to my personality. The quality of his communication really helps with the confidence needed to cross into the next level. "
Apryl Campbell
2:53 marathoner as a Master (40+)
Delancey Looper since 2016
"Two years ago when my husband, I, and three kiddos moved to Arizona, I was looking for a run coach to take my running to the next level. Through his excellent coaching and encouragement, I have been able to shave 9 minutes off my marathon and half marathon time. He has coached me to a sub-3 marathon! That was a dream that I never thought would be possible. Derek even ran my sub 3 marathon race with me. He found me the last 4 miles and coached me in. I couldn't have done it without him. Derek helps me look at races and goals realistically to really seek out my full potential. Through his example as a coach and runner, Derek has taught me to strive for excellence in my running. His workouts are hard and push me to become stronger and confident in my races. I would recommend Derek to anyone that wants to work hard and achieve their running dreams!"
Amanda Moore
2:58 marathoner
"Derek has been coaching me for 6 years. I have learned so much from him- running technique, rest, recovery, injury prevention, race preparation,and more. Most importantly, he has believed in me and taught me to believe in myself and trust the training. Derek truly coaches by example. He has the unique gift of being able to challenge and push you to be your best, while still being patient and sensitive to who you are. I am the runner I am thanks to him!”
Julie Swanson
2:58 marathoner

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Upcoming runs

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Delancey loopers

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Nate Rath

  • 1600m - 4:17
  • 5k - 15:44
  • Half Marathon 1:12
  • Marathon - 2:39

Stephanie Maxwell

  • 5k - 22:57
  • Half Marathon 1:40
  • Marathon - 3:31

Amanda Moore

  • 5k - 19:10
  • Half Marathon 1:24
  • Marathon - 2:54

Matt Woods

  • 5k 20:21
  • Half Marathon 1:33
  • Marathon 3:14:56

Scott Swanson

  • Half Marathon 1:33
  • Marathon - 3:12

Jeff Shaw

  • 5k - 19:18
  • Half Marathon 1:27
  • Marathon - 3:12

Allison Delancey

  • 5k - 17:15
  • Half Marathon 1:15
  • Marathon - 2:43

Dana Joost

  • 5k 21:03
  • Half Marathon 1:38:32
  • Marathon 3:58:37
Mountain 2 Beach Marathon & Half

Apryl Campbell

  • 5k 19:19
  • 10k 39:58
  • Half Marathon 1:27:34
  • Marathon 2:53:42

Julie Swanson

  • 5k - 18:52
  • Half Marathon 1:24
  • Marathon - 2:58

Lindsey Bowen

  • 5k - 19:40
  • Half Marathon 1:26
  • Marathon - 3:10

Mark Brower

  • 5k - 19:08
  • Marathon - 3:02
  • Half Marathon: 1:27

Kat St. Geme

  • 5k 21:42
  • Half Marathon 1:37:55
  • Marathon 3:18:32

Blake Bullock

  • 5k 19:55
  • 10k 41:43
  • Half Marathon 1:29:24
  • Marathon 3:04:34


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