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. Distance running is an incredible sport that offers immeasurable benefits, and it's something we are exceedingly passionate about at Fleet Feet Sports. There are three ways to get involved in the Louisville Distance Project:
The Louisville Distance Project is the most comprehensive training program that Louisville has to offer. By partnering with local health and fitness professionals, product vendors, skillful coaches, LDP Ambassadors, and local race organizers, our program provides an unparalleled training experience. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or looking to do the Louisville Triple Crown of Running for the first time ever, these groups are designed to help you meet your needs and crush 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 inevitibly 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 the ambassadors, lead ambassador 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!