Running is an incredible sport that offers immeasurable benefits, and it's something we are exceedingly passionate about at Fleet Feet Running Club. There are many ways to get involved!
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 Anthem 5k, the Rodes City Run 10K, and the Papa John's 10 Miler. We also train for the Kentucky Derby Mini and Full Marathon in April.
- Summer - we offer our 6 week, Summer Speed Series from June to July. This program is led by experienced track coaches.
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 8 weeks! Our unique, personalized approach combines skillful Coaches, experienced Ambassadors, proven training techniques, and the power of community to help you achieve your goals.
Fleet Feet Elites are a team of local, talented athletes who, through practice and determination, have excelled at the sport of running. Fleet Feet Elites represent 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! Elites work hard, they persevere, and they win victories. In addition to perks and incentives, the Ambassador and Elite teams enjoy the prestige that inevitably comes along with being the best of the best!
Each of Fleet Feet's training distances are led by a Coach. These individuals are there to help organize Ambassdors, lead meetings, plan routes, answer questions, and to lead group runs. Coaches have lots of running experience, they know local routes, and they have done 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 an LDP Ambassador are to promote the sport of running and walking in Louisville and to mentor training program participants. Ambassadors are high energy individuals who love the sport of running and want to share it with everyone they meet. Ambassadors come in all speeds from walking to running! The main role of a an ambassador 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!