Our Coaches

Karen Faber

Head Coach - Marathon Group

Karen has been running since 2007 and ran her first marathon in 2008. Since then she has run 53 marathons or longer (41 marathons and 12 ultra marathons), along with numerous shorter races from 0ne mile to half marathons. She is 33 states into her goal to run a marathon or longer in all 50 states, and will be attempting her first 100 mile race in December.

In 2017 she became an RRCA-certified running coach and found her new passion in helping runners succeed and grow. This will be her second season with USA Fit Champions as she takes on the organizer role in addition to coaching.


Heather Hengesteg

Head Coach - Half Marathon Group

Heather decided to take on the personal challenge and desire to run her first half marathon in 2014.  She has run 3 half marathons since then. When not out running, she’s with her family chasing the kids around!  Heather looks forward to meeting you all and running along side you this season!