Welcome

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.  In 2011, USA Fit Shreveport introduced a Run/Walk training program for Half Marathon participants with great success and we added a Walking training program for the 2013 season as well.

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 24 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 this season – our 7th year – with excitement and hope you will join us on this adventure.

Our program start date this year is selected to have runners ready to compete in one or more of the following three events:  The Mississippi Blues Half Marathon on Saturday, January 10, 2015; the  Louisiana Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, January 18, 2015; and the Little Rock Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  Registration is already open and there will be a cap on the number of marathon and half marathon entrants so you might consider registering early.

While we hope this is your marathon of choice there are other marathons/half marathons taking place in the region:  Chevron Houston Marathon/Half Marathon in Houston on  Sunday, January 18, 2015 (lottery entry); the Mardi Gras Marathon/Half Marathon in New Orleans on Sunday, January 25, 2015; the USA Fit Marathon/Half Marathon in Sugar Land, Texas on Sunday, February 1, 2015; , the Livestrong Austin Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, February 15, 2015 and the Cowtown Marathon/Half Marathon on Sunday, March 1, 2015