David Caldwell   Whisper Running

Whisper Running is a youth running organization in Vancouver, Washington. We train year-round and compete in club track and cross-country races in the spring and fall in and around the Portland-metro area.


My coaching career began in 1997 at the Community Colleges of Spokane, where I gained six-years of experience working with the multi-event athletes, jumpers, distance runners, and sprinters.  From there, I moved onto colleges in the Portland-metro area, leading competitive programs, all the while coaching countless All-Americans and Conference Championships in events ranging from the 100m to the 10k in track, as well as the Cross-Country 5k (women) and 8k (men).

My commitment to all of my runners is unwavering.  It is my objective to study their kinetics, understand and enhance their psychology and motives for running, enhance their physical and psychological skillsets as a runner, and help each of them reach their potential in events ranging from the 100m through the 5k.  This means every runner, whether a sprinter or a distance runner, should be able to see improvements and run respectable times following each training cycle. 

Though my degrees have landed me a nice career at Clark College where I teach adult health and physical education classes, Whisper Running has enabled me to implement my degrees further into each training session.  Whether an athlete needs general conditioning, speed-endurance training, anxiety management, or simply to learn how to run and race, it is my objective to help runners reach their running goals.


Vancouver, WA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training

Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

Age ranges 10-17 and have a desire to improve.


Vancouver, WA
United States