Welcome to USA Fit Shreveport!

USA Fit Shreveport is a training program for runners of all ability levels, from first timers to experienced athletes, with the goal of completing a marathon or half marathon distance.  Our coaches are devoted to getting you in the best shape of your life in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment.  Whether you are a couch-potato, walker, casual jogger, or marathon veteran, this marathon and half marathon training program is the most enjoyable, most inspiring, and most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life.

Upon joining, you will receive day-by-day training schedules, Saturday morning group runs, the latest information on group plans, informational seminars on a variety of fitness topics, and a USA Fit Shreveport Marathon Training technical T-shirt.  You will also be placed in a pace group with runners of similar experience and abilities. For each group, we offer experienced coaches and assistant coaches who will lead the Saturday group runs and answer questions you have about the training schedule.

Ask anyone who has completed their goal of getting in shape or finishing a marathon, and I’m sure they will tell you it has truly changed his/her life. You will feel fitter, happier, and mentally stronger, and all in a short 23 weeks.  USA Fit Shreveport started offering training for the marathon or half marathon distances in 2008 .  For most of these runners this was their first time to attempt a race of this distance, and many have continued on to run another marathon or half marathon in the years since.

Does just hearing the word marathon make you shake in your shoes? That’s okay, come out and join us anyway. Our participants have various goals ranging from getting in shape to running the full marathon distance. You will have fun and meet other people just like you to exercise with and help you accomplish your fitness goals. We look forward to the upcoming 2015-2016 season – our 8th year – with excitement and hope you will join us on this adventure.

Our program start date this year is Saturday, August 8, 2015.  We will be training to have runners ready to participate in the following events:

Chevron Houston Marathon/Half Marathon in Houston  on  Sunday, January 17, 2016 http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com or the Louisiana Marathon/Half Marathon in Baton Rouge on Sunday, January 17, 2016 http://www.thelouisianamarathon.com

Williams Route 66 Marathon/Half Marathon in Tulsa, OK on Sunday, November 22, 2015 http://route66marathon.com hor the Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday November 22, 2015 http://philadelphiamarathon.com

Our mid point half marathon:  the Michelob Ultra 13.1 in Dallas on Saturday, October 24, 2015 http://www.run131series.com/dallas/

While we hope your will join us for these, there are other marathons/half marathons taking place in the region:   the Log Jammer Half on Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Shreveport; the Mississippi Blues Marathon/Half Marathon in Jackson, MS on Saturday, January 9, 2016; the USA Fit Marathon/Half Marathon in Sugar Land, Texas on Sunday, January 31, 2016; the Austin Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, February 14, 2016, the Cowtown Marathon/Half Marathon in Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 28, 2016, the Mardi Gras Marathon/Half Marathon in New Orleans on Sunday, February 28,  2016 to name a few.