U.S. Training Centers for Professional Distance Runners

Since the year 2000, a number of training centers for distance runners have formed in the United States and will continue to organize. The centers provide an opportunity for developmental athletes who compete in the 800m/1500m up through the marathon to train in a group setting. Some training groups focus on mid-distance, others more on the marathon, and a number cover the entire range. These centers train athletes for national and international competitions, including the Olympics, and provide comprehensive athlete support services.

This list will be continually updated as new groups develop and some disband. Also, some groups are not included here, such as the Nike Oregon Project, the Oregon Track Club Elite and the Providence Elite group, due to an invitational selection process.

Please note that a number of Elite Development Clubs - which are not at the level of a training center - are located throughout the country.  A list of these USATF designated clubs can be found at www.usatf.org/clubs/search/EDC.asp.

 


Midwest

Team Indiana Elite 
Bloomington, Indiana

Coach: Robert Chapman, Stephen Haas, Dustin Spanbauer
Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Formed in 2007
Website: http://www.teamindianaelite.com/

Team USA Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Coach:
Dennis Barker
Contact: Pat Goodwin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2001 – USA Distance Project Training Center
Website: www.teamusaminnesota.org

Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Coaches: Keith and Kevin Hanson
Contact: Kevin Hanson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Keith Hanson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 1999
Website: www.hansons-running.com

Running Institute Elite
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Coach: Ron Warhurst, Assistant Coach: Tim Broe
Contact: Pete Kitto ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2011
Website: http://runninginstituteelite.com/

Northeast

New Jersey-New York Track Club
Piscataway, New Jersey

Coach: Frank Gagliano
Contact: Julie Culley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2010
Website: www.njnytc.com

Southeast

Zap Fitness
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Coach: Pete Rea
Contact: Pete or Zika Rea ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2002 - USA Distance Project Training Center
Website: www.zapfitness.com  

Furman-Elite
Greenville, South Carolina

Coach: Robert Gary
Contact: Robert Gary
Formed in
Website: runfurman.com

Greenville Track Club-Elite 
Greenville, South Carolina

Coach: Mike and Laura Caldwell
Contact: Mike Caldwell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2012
Website: www.gtc-elite.org   

Southwest

Austin Track Club
Austin, Texas

Coach: John Cook, Ryan Ponsonby
Formed in 2011
Website: www.austintrackclub.com

Norther Arizona Elite
Flagstaff, AZ

Coach: Ben Rosario
Formed in 2013Website:http://www.nazelite.com/

Rogue Athletic Club

Austin, Texas
Coach: Steve Sisson
Contact: Ruth England ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Formed in 2009
Website: www.ogueathleticclub.com

West

American Distance Project
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coach: Scott Simmons
Contact:
704-408-6258

Formed in 2006
Website:
www.americandistanceproject.com

Boulder Track Club  

Boulder, Colorado

Coach: Lee Troop
Contact: ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Formed in 2011
Website:www.bouldertrackclub.com

Mammoth Track Club
Mammoth, California

Coach: Andrew Kastor
Contact:
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Formed in 2012
Website:www.mammothtrackclub.com

Team Run Eugene
Eugene, Oregon

Coach: Ian Dobson
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Formed in 2011
Website:
www.teamruneugene.org