Frequently Asked Questions


I’m not running now. Is Run Camp for me?

We specialize in people who are just starting or starting over. We have a field test for beginning 5Kers and 10Kers to help determine the run/walk mix and individualized training schedules. Half marathon campers and marathon campers should be able to run the initially scheduled distances.

Do you allow “drop ins” and guests at Run Camp?

No. Our camp structure and camp philosophy are built around the team concept.

Can I pick my own team? And, once I start, can I change teams?

We assign teams by pace, but yes, if you want to run with your sister-in law, you can self-select your place on a team. And, yes, we have a drop-add system through the first several weeks. Additionally, we have cross-communication between teams of similar pace to maximize socialization and to accommodate mid-week running schedules.

If I’m training for the 5K or 10K, can I come to either the 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. time depending on my schedule for the week?

No. The weekly Saturday training runs will still be team based, but some 5K and 10K teams will begin each week at 8:30 a.m., while others may choose 10:30 a.m. Campers must choose at the start of the season which starting time they want. Team starting times will not change week to week.

How and when do I register for Run Camp?

Register online at Registration opens October 1. You must register by December 8 for the Distance Camp (Marathon & Half Marathon) and by February 28 for Basic Camp (Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K). If you don’t want to register online, contact us for a paper registration form; there is an additional $5 charge to process a paper registration.

Do I need to attend the Saturday morning clinics?

Absolutely. Everything we do has team-building implications, and we not only reinforce important training principles, but also introduce new information at our clinics.

I’m not an accomplished runner, but I’m considering becoming a Team Leader. What are my chances?

We primarily select our team leaders from applicants who have a desire to help others, who understand that leadership largely is a matter of modeling behavior and who embrace our camp philosophy. Because we don’t know how many runners will join camp, and what their pace will be, we can’t commit to team leaders until it is time for the initial team leader training session, and quite often, matchups of race event and pace are the key deciding factors.