Local Group Prepares Aspiring Denver Marathoners and Half Marathoners for Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver

23 Apr 2015 13:20
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release


April 20, 2015 (Denver) – USA Fit Denver is proud to announce a partnership with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon to train participants to run or walk the Oct. 18 event, which ends in Civic Center Park, and enjoy a discount of $15 off their race registration. The marathon and half marathon training program, available for beginning to advanced runners and walkers across the Denver area, meets each Saturday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Washington Park and is currently accepting membership now through May 16 at www.denverfit.com.

“We are excited to join forces with Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver to offer their participants fun and effective training to get them ready for the event,” says co-organizer and half marathon head coach Melissa Skrbic-Huss, who began as a new runner with USA Fit Denver’s half marathon training group in 2006 and has run multiple events each year ever since. “We totally appreciate the event’s support with the additional discount offer to our members to give them a great goal for all their hard work throughout the season.

Members meet each Saturday, Tuesday and some Thursdays over the course of 26 weeks to train in their ability-based groups under the tutelage and encouragement of USA Fit Denver’s certified team of coaches. During the week, they follow a carefully devised training schedule, enjoy informational seminars on running- and health-related topics and enjoy occasional social events to continue the camaraderie off the pavement.
In addition to their running program, USA Fit Denver also offers a strong walking program led by 70-year-old coach Mike Smith, who joined the group as a member in 2003 to control his weight and diabetes and has now race-walked his way through 33 half marathons. The Advanced Training Program, specially designed by USA Fit, is also back for runners who have already run a marathon or half marathon and emphasizes quality over quantity through a progression of general, special, specific and explosive strength training and an intense focus on the demands of long-distance running.
“We highly encourage our members to end their season with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver and celebrate each year as a group together,” says Skrbic-Huss. “No matter how much you’ve run, walked or haven’t, we have a group for you to train with and to meet any goal you aim to achieve.”

About USA Fit Denver
USA Fit Denver is a part of the USA Fit family of marathon and half marathon group training programs based in Houston, Texas. Since 2007, hundreds of runners and walkers have gone from couch potatoes to long-distance runners, improved their running times or developed a new love of and dedication to fitness through USA Fit Denver’s effective, safe and non-intimidating environment. More information and registration is available at www.DenverFit.com.