Created by Fleet Feet co-founders Elizabeth Jansen (left) and Sally Edwards (right), Fleet Feet Running Club defined a group of people associated together not by how fast or far they ran, but by the spirit and passion they displayed in doing so.
"Fleet are the feet, serene in the spirit of the runner." – Fleet Feet co-founder Sally Edwards
For us, running is sweaty, soothing, gritty, messy, healthy, uplifting, challenging, and rewarding (and that's just on one run). When done in the company of others? Running is hilarious, motivating, memorable, and just plain fun!
Fleet Feet Running Club
Our mission is to foster a lifetime passion for running by providing each willing person with the inspiration, motivation, and know-how to run at every level, on every surface, and at every distance.
At Fleet Feet Running Club, all are welcome to join. For us, running is sweaty, soothing, gritty, messy, healthy, uplifting, challenging, and rewarding (and that's just on one run). When done in the company of others, running is hilarious, motivating, memorable, and just freaking fun.
No matter where you are on your running journey, there's a program and a group that will run with you. Fleet Feet Running Club is:
- Led by passionate and knowledgeable coaches
- Championed by dedicated and magnetic mentors
- Guided by the most relevant safety standards
- Supported by the coolest partners and brands
- Fueled by the determination of its participants
- Fall - we train for the Fall Runathon series which includes the Pure Tap 5k, the Great Pumpkin 10k, and then culminates with the awesome Urban Bourbon Half Marathon in October. We also train for the Indianapolis Monumental Full Marathon in November.
- Spring - we train for the The Louisville Triple Crown of Running which includes the 5k Fitness Classic, the City Run 10k, and the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. We also train for the Kentucky Derby Mini and Full Marathon in April.
The Louisville Distance Project - 5K - Half and Full Marathon Training
The Louisville Distance Project is an impressive group of dedicated runners who devote themselves to practicing and promoting the sport of distance running in Louisville. This integral part of our Fleet Feet Family serves to enhance local running events, increase overall participation and enthusiasm for the sport, and comprises individuals of all abilities. This program trains runners for 5k and above races.
No Boundaries - 5K Training
This program caters to those who are running for the first time ever, trying to get back in shape, or who just want to socialize with fitness-minded people. No Boundaries is specifically designed to take you from zero to 5k in 10 weeks! Our unique, personalized approach combines skillful Coaches, experienced mentors, proven training techniques, and the power of community to help you achieve your goals.
Fleet Feet Racing Team
The Fleet Feet Racing Team is a team of local, talented athletes who, through practice and determination, have excelled at the sport of running. The Fleet Feet Racing Team represents as the finest at local and regional races. Whether it's on the track, the road, or the trails, these athletes are the very best at what they do. They work hard, they persevere, and they win victories. In addition to perks and incentives, they enjoy the prestige that inevitably comes along with being the best of the best!
Each of Fleet Feet's training distances are led by experienced coaches. These individuals are there to help organize mentors, lead meetings, plan routes, answer questions, and to lead group runs. Coaches have lots of experience in our programs, they know local routes, and they have completed many races. They are encouraging, outgoing, and compassionate. Our coaches are great at making personal connections and fostering comaraderie within the group.
The main roles of a mentor is to promote the sport of running and walking in Louisville and to mentor training program participants. Mentors are high energy individuals who love the sport of running and want to share it with everyone they meet. Mentors come in all speeds from walking to running. The main role of a an mentor is to offer support and guidance for less experienced training program participants, to volunteer at local races and events, and to spread the news about events, promotions and races both in person and via social media. While this is a group of volunteers, there are many great perks to being a part of this awesome team.