The Austin Running Academy aims to further the development of youth and high school athletes with professional coaching services. We understand that developing runners at a young age will help prepare them for collegiate and post-collegiate running. The Run Academy is fully invested in preparing our athletes for success.



David Fuentes grew up in Boerne, Texas where his love for distance running started. He led the Boerne High School Cross Country team to State Titles in 2003, and 2004. He continued his success through his college career at St. Edward’s University as a three-time Heartland Conference Champion, three-time All-Region Runner, and his senior year named Division II All-American in Cross Country. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science from St. Edward’s University.

As a professional runner for Skechers Performance, Fuentes qualified, raced, and won Gold at the World Mountain Running Championships with Team USA. David also qualified and raced at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. David has won multiple half marathons as well as the 2011 Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon in just his 2nd try at the distance. Not to be confined to just the long races, David has won nearly every major road race in Austin over the past 5 years.  He holds numerous course records in the state of Texas and continues to strive to greatness at every distance.

David has headed up the Austin Running Academy since it was created 2012. The Austin Running Academy has worked with top district finishers, regional qualifiers, and state qualifiers in cross country. David has also coached athletes to numerous personal bests in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m.