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2017 Boulder CampsCamp 1: July 5th- July 9th  -  Camp 2: July 12th- July 16th
Camp 3: July 17th- July 21st
2017 San Diego CampJuly 26th- July 30th

The Boulder Running Camps is many things, but simply put, it’s the most fun a serious runner can have over the course of five days. Campers gain a greater knowledge of the right training, learning to run smarter, so that they run to their potential in the upcoming season. 
In addition to a daily run, Coach Jay Johnson presents on exercise physiology and training theory, answering questions from novice and veteran runners (and coaches). We offer “learn by doing” opportunities where campers will learn injury-prevention exercises and general strength exercises that they will include in their training when they return home. Learning rope stretching as well as Strength and Mobility (SAM) exercises are crucial to helping a runner stay injury free. You can learn more about the SAM exercises here. 
Unlike most camps we do not offer two daily runs, this is an important aspect of our training philosophy at Boulder Running Camps. Rather than expending energy on a second run, which can put strain on the athlete, we bring in guest speakers and have discussions on essential information. Our speakers, which include physicians, physical therapists, and former runners, share their expertise and offer the campers a unique perspective. Group discussions on the college recruiting process and nutrition take place to support campers as they continue their athletic endeavors. 
Campers train in small groups, with roughly eight campers in each group, lead by collegiate athletes. Campers have the opportunity to run the trails and venues that world class runners train on, giving them the a unique experience only Boulder can provide. 
Boulder is an amazing place for runners to train, and the trail run on Thursday at the southern end of town has breathtaking views. Friday, following a fartlek workout and lunch, campers set off from campus to hike to the top of Green Mountain, which overlooks the city and is a staple when visiting Boulder.
We facilitate fun social activities, such as Skit Night and a trip to the world-famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall to balance out all of the running talk. There’s little free time during camp, but definitely a lot of fun to be had.
Boulder Running Camps in San Diego offers the same exclusive experience as the Boulder camps. The San Diego camp is held on the University of California- San Diego campus in La Jolla. We will be following a similar schedule as the Boulder Camps, offering equivalent learning experiences, simply in a different location! Take a look at the San Diego page to learn more about this camp experience. 

Reviews & Comments

  • Payton_Grove 2017-01-31
  • Abigailmurphy 2017-01-30
    I had a great time at camp learned a lot of useful stuff that I was able to apply all season .everyone at the camp had a extensive knowledge of the sport it was without a doubt the best camp I have ever been to
  • mhlozano 2017-01-30
  • ColeTownsend 2013-06-04
    This is an incredible camp both to work at and attend. Jay brings in top level speakers and trainers, and really educates runners about the sport. During the day campers learn about training, recovery, injury prevention, and execute what they learn during and after their workouts. For intermediate athletes, it's a great introduction to elite running. They are exposed to training knowledge that from a renowned coach in the running world as well as experienced college athletes.
  • alancastilleja 2013-01-01
    Ok, so basically this camp is the best experience ever for every level of runner. I went there twice as a freshman and as a senior. I wish i went all four years because the talks are really valuable plus the gear is legit. I had the best counselors (Skylar and Kenyon) and Jay could make anyone laugh. The runs were challenging but they put you on another level because you were with runners that were elite. Overall, i want to come back as a counselor some day and i will tell my old coach to go back each year. PS. my group should have won skit night.
  • Ratcliffe 2012-11-12
    I loved Boulder Running Camp, there were great people, great runs, great adventures! I Highly recommend it, you will learn a lot and have a great time!
  • Anonymous
    Best running camp I have ever been to. Jay taught me so much about ALL of the aspects of running. I would recommend this camp to anyone!
  • Anonymous
    I really really enjoyed this camp. I still talk to some of the campers I met and we always check in to see how each others track or cross country seasons are going. It's awesome to still have that connection. I always bring up this camp in conversations I have with my team. I wish I would have known about it sooner so I could go again and again, instead of just this last year. Jay Johnson really knew how to educate us about running and he made it fun! This camp let us see the sights of Boulder, Colorado while doing something we all loved to do, run!
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  • Jack Coster
    Very few camps in the country will teach you as much as they do at boulder. A camp where its not about how much and how fast you can run in one day but rather a camp that will teach you and give you the knowledge and skills to become a more sucessful lifelong runner. The best camp i have ever been too.
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