- Nov. 30 (marathon) and Jan. 25 (basic camp)
- Free exploration of whether A World of Good is right for you
- How To Dress — Gazelle Dec. 7 (marathoners) and Feb. 1 (basic camp)Free clinics when you register and/or pick up your notebook
- If The Shoe Fits — Gazelle Dec. 7 (marathoners) and Feb. 1 (basic camp)Free clinics when you register and/or pick up your notebook
- Clinics, Saturday runs, team support. For all campers as part of the Saturday experience.
- Notebook, mittens/gloves, course hydration, post-run food, maps, training guides, web site information, blogs, weekly emails from team leaders
- Access to all extra programming
- Good Form Running Clinics
See Gazelle Sports for clinics created especially
for Borgess Run Campers. They will be highlighted
- Free, open enrollment. Info sessions on Dec. 17 and Feb. 18
- Clinics on Dec. 19, Feb. 23 and Feb. 25
- Participants will be given opportunity to sign up
- Midweek scheduled runs, free with your team or runners of similar pace
- Good Riddance track — $25. Extra information and support
- Good Times! track — $25. Extra information and support (you cannot join both tracks)
- Borgess Health & Fitness Center programs that address individual care, personal training, massage therapy (costs vary)
- Borgess Sports Performance Programs including VO2 testing, resting metabolic rate and video gait analysis (costs vary)
We’ve looked all across the country and not found anything like Borgess Run Camp. The reason? We’ve taken the approach to group training and turned it on its head.
In other programs, people who know each other train together. Here, we train together and get to know each other better. We have created a system that makes the individual feel a part of the team and the team a part of the larger camp experience.
No drop-ins, no “sea of faces” approach. The attention to your individual needs is built on a foundation of important training principles with the leadership of expert coaches.Team leaders are trained and committed to the group experience, including regular communications and extra social activities, including mid-week training runs.
This Year’s run camp offerings
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This traditional 13-week Borgess Run Camp experience begins Feb. 2. This appeals to novices and experienced runner alike, with training for the 5K and half marathon training. Cost is $75.
Registration deadline: February 1.
Yup, marathon traininging is tough, and the shared training experience is what makes this camp experience so popular. It begins December 8. Half marathon trainingers are accepted in camp, but half marathon training teams are re-formed February 4, and the 13-week half marathon training schedule begins anew. Persons considering marathon training training should be able to run six or seven miles without stopping prior to the beginning of camp.
Camp begins with two weeks at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center; then we take two weeks “off” for the holiday, with some informal programming, such as encouragement to meet up at the One One Run on January 1 in Spring Valley Park. January is dedicated to “expeditions” into the greater Kalamazoo area.
Registration deadline: December 7.
If you sign up for Good Riddance or Good Times, you must also register for A World of Good or Good Grief. Teams are based on running pace, not Good Riddance or Good Times activities.
Are you sure you want to carry those extra pounds on your training runs? We’ve refined our special add-on program for individuals who want dietary and nutritional information to go with their exercise regimen.
Cost of this three-session “weight-loss” track is $25. It begins February 7. Our coach for Good Riddance is Registered Dietitian Heather Ritchie.
Registration deadline: January 1.
We’ve also refined our special add-on program for individuals who want to hit new performance goals with the help of certified strength and conditioning specialist Jennifer Query.
Cost of this three-session “high-performance” track is $25. It begins February 9.
Registration deadline: January 1.
Consider Becoming a Team Leader
Team leaders are the heart and soul of Borgess Run Camp, so we take their involvement seriously. We set expectations and we explain the roles and responsibilities of leaders, the relationship between the individual and the team, and the relationship between the team and the camp.
We keep the door open for new leaders. Team leadership is a volunteer experience that comes with perks, but more importantly with the reward of leading change.
Individuals interested in becoming a Team Leader should call or write Blaine Lam, firstname.lastname@example.org, 345-1913.