Grab your shoes and lace up. Registration for the 2020 Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp is now open. The five-day camp will be held from July 22-26 in Flagstaff, one of the most famous distance running locales in the world.
Michael Smith, director of track & field and cross country at NAU, and assistant distance and & mid-distance coach Becca DeLoache will lead the camp with support from HYPO2 SPORT, Flagstaff’s renowned altitude training management organization.
“Training with the three-time NCAA Division I cross country national champions will be an invaluable experience for the camp athletes,” Smith said. “The location, expertise of camp staff, learning development and world-renowned guest speakers make this camp one of the best distance running camps in the country.”
The structure of the camp is based on specialized training, continued running education and individualized attention. The training environment will include world-class trails and Forest Service roads. Guest speakers with world and Olympic titles are scheduled to present.
Structured sessions will allow campers to learn more about a variety of cross country-related topics, including strength training specifically for runners, training plan design, sports nutrition, sports psychology, mental performance and injury prevention.
The cost of the camp is $699 for the residential package, which includes meals and four nights of room and board on the NAU campus. The commuter package, not including residence hall options, costs $499.