What is ChiRunning?

What is ChiRunning?

ChiRunning is a revolutionary approach to effortless and injury-free running that incorporates principles of T'ai Chi and running technique, which allows the energy that unites body, mind and spirit to move from your core into the limbs to create movement.

Since 1999, ChiRunning® has helped thousands of runners transform their technique – reducing, preventing and recovering from injuries. Runners of all ages and levels have improved their efficiency and performance, and now find running to be pain-free, easier, and enjoyable.

The training method has been brought to perfection after continuously enhancement for more than 20 years and is one of the most publicly recognised training systems developed all over the world for running well nowadays.


Proven Success with the ChiRunning Training Triad:

Technique » Conditioning » Performance

While most of the other training programs emphasis on mileage and speed, The ChiRunning Training Triad allows runners to building up technical foundation first, and then efficiently improve endurance and performance under a gradual progress.

Once runners have mastered the essential ChiRunning techniques, they will be excited to explore a series of advanced programs we offer for Trail Running, Marathon, Triathlon, and else.

Danny Dreyer

Founder of ChiRunning, Danny Dreyer is the best-selling author of ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running, and has been a leader in revolutionising the world of running for the past two decades. He has raced every distance from 5K to 100 miles and has had podium finishes in 40 ultra marathons.

Danny has been a featured speaker at the prestigious Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego Marathons. He was the cover figure of Runner’s World and Running Time magazines, has received media interviews on CNN, NBC, Discovery Channel and hundreds of media including the New York Times and The Washington Post.

His work is based on his 30-year practice of T’ai Chi and his 45 years of running, racing and coaching hundreds of thousands of runners in energy efficiency, injury-prevention and “intelligent movement.”

Harrison Wong

One of the five designated heirs of ChiRunning® global intellectual property rights, a disciple of Danny Dreyer, the founder of ChiRunning. Triathlon, trail running and ultramarathon enthusiast, the fourth-generation disciple of Beijing Chen Style T’ai Chi.

Harrison is a ChiRunning Master instructor and the Regional Director of Asia, he has been actively training more certified instructors in recent years in order to promote intelligence movement and lifestyles allover the Asia-Pacific region.


The ChiRunning® Instructor Certification System has been brought to perfection after continuously enhanced over the past two decades, ensuring the integrity of each instructor and becoming a dual affirmation of running skills and training proficiency.