Gustavus Running Camp

Boys and Girls (Grade 7 – 12)

Session 1 – Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 21st 
Session 2 – Sunday, June 23rd – Thursday, June 27th

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General Information

The Gustavus Running Camp is now going into its 10th year. Due to increased enrollment over the past few years, the Gustavus Running Camp will again offer a second session! This will allow the camp to continue to work with smaller numbers so each camper receives more one on one attention. The Gustavus Running Camp is designed to broaden each athlete’s knowledge of running and motivate each person to perform his or her best, while coming away with the feeling of being a part of the team!

  • Enrollment: 40 campers per session. Our camp is open to young men and women entering grades 7-12 this coming 2019-2020 school year.
  • Arrival and Departure: Camp Check In is from 3-4 PM on the first day. Camp will end at 11 AM on the last day.
  • What to bring? Campers should bring running shoes, workout clothes, towel, toiletries, swimming suit, water bottle and a fan. Bedding is provided.
  • Expectation for runners to be ready to run between 15-40 miles during camp.
  • Focus of the camp is to set goals, network, explore each individual’s running potential and have fun in the process.

Special Features

  • Olympic Marathon Trials competitor to speak at Session 1
  • Video Analysis - each camper will be filmed at least twice during camp to analyze running form; prior to any instruction or demonstration and again later in the week.
  • Each camper will receive an authentic running camp T-shirt.
  • Campers will eat in the nationally recognized Gustavus dining service.
  • A personalized training program with handouts of information covered during the camp.
  • Camp Counselors will be Gustavus XC athletes/alumni

Topics To Be Covered

  • Proper Running Form
  • Mid-distance Training and Racing Techniques
  • Long distance Training and Racing Techniques
  • Steeple Chase
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Injury Prevention and Injury Identification
  • Strength Training for Runners
  • Goal Setting
  • Cross Training
  • Dynamic Warm-up and Flexibility Drills

Running Camp will be conducted by

  • Gustavus Head Track Coach Dale Bahr - Bahr has worked with many All-Conference and All-American runners at Gustavus Adolphus College. Bahr is former NCAA Division II 800 Meter National Champion and multi-All-American.
  • Gustavus Head Cross Country Coach Brenden Huber - Huber is a former South Dakota All-State cross-country runner and competed for the University of South Dakota.


  • The Cost will be $410 for the week. A non-refundable $50 is to be sent in with the application by Wednesday, June 12th for session 1 or by Wednesday, June 19th for session 2.
  • Please make checks payable to Gustavus Running Camp.
  • You can also register online @ w/$20 credit card fee
  • Discounts:
    • Groups: $10 off per runner—2 or more from same school (send registrations together)
    • Family: $20 off per runner—2 or more from same family

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