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Kingdom Fitness Running Club

2016 Elementary Running Camp

Go to our Camp page for an application and payment options.

Runners are not required to join the running club in order to attend camp.

Who we are

Young people ages 5 - 18 are invited to participate in an exciting program that encourages exercise and health.  Parents are also welcome to join.

Kingdom Fitness Running Club is a faith-based organization that encourages young runners to reach their full potentials in every area.  Emphasizing fitness, leadership, and personal goals, the Kingdom Fitness team will help your child develop skills that will remain throughout his or her life.

As an accredited member of USA Track & Field, Kingdom Fitness membership serves as a platform to compete in Southern Association, Regional, and National events.  Most of our members do compete regularly in cross country meets, although it is not required that they do so.


  • To provide a Christ-centered, family focused atmosphere for the purpose of enabling young runners to attain personal goals in physical fitness and in  life.
  • To bring families together in a social setting, through exercise, play, and relaxation.
  • To teach Biblical principles and leadership skills through the training program of the running club.
  • To provide a supervised, structured fitness regime for leisure runners and for young runners who are participating in organized athletics, such as Cross Country, Track and Field, and other running sports.
  • To enter club members in running events and to help them excel in competition.
  • To equip our club members with knowledge on proper nutrition and daily exercise and to share with everyone the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To train on a weekly, year-long basis with a concentrated effort during peak running season.  To offer our club members and other young runners the opportunity to attend a week-long, residential running camp during the summer.

Location and Times

Kingdom Fitness is based at The Gospel Christian Training Center in Ruston, LA.  Home of the Choudrant High School Invitational, The Gospel offers multiple running trails, both open and wooded, in a safe environment.  The Gospel has been rated one of the top ten cross country courses in Louisiana.

The Gospel is located on Hwy. 821, 2.5 miles east of Hwy. 33 (Farmerville Highway).  All practice sessions originate at the pavilion area.

We practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Practices are cancelled in the event of rain.   During the winter months, a temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or below also invokes cancellation.  Temperature is determined by calling Community Trust Bank's time/temperature line at 5:00p.m. or 10:00a.m.  Attendance at all practices is not required.

Meet the Leadership Team

It is our philosophy that each child is unique.  It is our desire
to bring out that uniqueness in order for each runner to reach his or her full potential. 

Jimmy Williams
  • Director, head Coach, and founder of Kingdom Fitness
  • Former coach of Hillcrest Elementary Cross Country Team in Ruston
  • Former coach of Cedar Creek High and Ruston High School’s Varsity Girls and Boys Cross Country and Track teams.
  • Coached Cedar Creek Varsity girls to 2007 State Championship and 2008 & 2009 State Runners-Up
  • Built Cedar Creek Varsity boys team into 2009 State Championship contenders
Debbie Williams
  • Secretary of Kingdom Fitness
  • Former Volunteer Cross Country Coach for Hillcrest Elementary in Ruston.
Jennifer Ham
  • Coach and co-founder of Kingdom Fitness
  • Former Volunteer Cross Country Coach for Hillcrest Elementary in Ruston.
Robert Daulton
  • Coach for Kingdom Fitness specializing in form and technique
  • Ten years of competitive running, including four years at Louisiana Tech


Annual Fee
All members ages 5-18 will pay an annual fee of $35.00.  This includes a $20.00 membership in the U.S. Track & Field Association, which includes accident insurance related to practices and meets, and a Kingdom Fitness t-shirt.  Adult members who wish to receive all the benefits of USAT&F will be assessed an annual fee of $45.00, which includes a $30.00 USAT&F membership and the above benefits.  All other adults will be assessed a $20.00 fee.

Quarterly training fees
A quarterly training fee will also be assessed to cover other club expenses, including team meet expenses.  The fee will be on a graduated scale as follows:
One family member     $15.00
Two family members    $25.00
Three family members  $35.00

Annual dues will be due by January 31st of each calendar year.  Any family paying annual dues by this date will not be responsible for the training fee for the first quarter.  Anyone joining the club or paying the annual fee after January 31st will be responsible for paying both the annual fee and the training fee for the current quarter of enrollment.  Due dates for quarterly training fees are as follows:

1st quarter  -- February 5th
2nd quarter -- May 5th
3rd quarter -- August 5th
4th quarter -- November 5th

Any questions about the running club may be directed to :

Jimmy Williams


Payment of Kingdom Fitness Running Club fees may be paid in person or through Paypal, either with your Paypal account, or with your credit card.  Click on the link below to pay through Paypal.

Annual & Quarterly Club Fees

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