Louisville Distance Project

Louisville Triple Crown of Running and Kentucky Derby Festival Training Program

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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 and/or the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon for the first time ever, these groups are designed to help meet your needs as you crush your goals! 

Spring training starts on January 6th at 8:00 AM. Thereafter, and for the duration of the training season, this group will meet every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM as well as Saturdays at 8:00 AM. This group is open to runners and walkers of all paces. Our 16 week training program is specifically designed to fully prepare you to run or walk the Anthem 5k, Rodes City Run 10K, and The Papa John's 10 Miler as well as the KDF Half & Full Marathon, but we can make training schedule adjustments to accommodate different goal races. 


The training schedule begins at 3 miles for the Triple Crown and for the KDF Mini Marathon and at 6 miles for the KDF Full Marathon, so if you can run, run/walk, or walk one of those distances to start, then you can participate in this group. If you can't, don't worry! We also have a 5k program as well. Please email joel@fleetfeetlouisville.com for further details.


  • Weekly workouts with mapped courses
  • Experienced Coaches and Ambassadors to assist and guide you throughout the season
  • Three group workouts per week and an accompanying training schedule for other days
  • One off-site workout per week focused on building speed and Vo2Max
  • Cross training
  • Pace groups ranging from 7 minute miles to walkers
  • Multiple run/walk, interval groups
  • Weekly training newsletters and a private Facebook community for participants
  • Vendor sponsored runs with tons of discounts and giveaways
  • Clinics with local massage therapists, reflexoligists, chiropractors, physical therapists, personal trainers, and dietitians
  • Technical training tee
  • Good Form Running clinic with a certified instructor
  • Injury Prevention Clinic
  • A discount card with 10-30% off of running necessities 
  • Immersion in a well established running community, better overall health, an improved sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and an increased focus on your goals!

 Want to learn more? Stop by Fleet Feet Louisville anytime or contact Joel Schmidt at joel@fleetfeetlouisville.com

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