Summer Running Camps - 2019

  • Many camps reach capacity quickly, so it's best to plan ahead.
  • Some camps provide a registration fee discount if we get a number of Alpha Crush athletes to register together.
Furman University
Alpha Crush has participated in this camp at least 6 times.. With five (5) or more runners there is a discount and we can have a coach attend for free.
  • Email Alpha Crush parent Dianne Cole,, if you have any questions.
    • As of Jan 29 we have 7 girls and 1 boy committed to going.
  • July 9-13
  • Check In: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm / Check Out: 11:00 am
  • Information page [link]
Nike Smoky Mountain Running Camp
Unmatched summer training and top quality coaching define the Smoky Mountain Running Camp. Immerse yourself in running, new friends and fun evening activities for a week or two or three!  Constantly seeking 'artistic perfection,' we are dedicated to annually refining the camp activity schedule and curriculum. Camper improvement- by teaching, instructing and coaching is our primary emphasis.
  • July 7-12, ages 14-18
  • July 7-12, (Middle School - entering grades 6-8), ages 11-14
  • July 14-19, ages 14-18
  • July 21-26, ages 14-18
  • Information page [link]
Atlanta Track Club Running Camp
Middle school and high school runners are invited to join Atlanta Track Club for Atlanta Track Club Cross Country Camp at Young Harris College. This week-long overnight camp developed by Amy and Andrew Begley, will be led by Atlanta Track Club Coaching staff with members of Atlanta Track Club Elite and collegiate runners as camp counselors.

Runners will learn about a wide range of running-related topics including nutrition, training, running form, and proper footwear from a number of special guest speakers. Participants will enjoy daily runs in Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests and the Young Harris College trails.  Lodging will be in the Young Harris College dormitories. 
  • July 14-19
  • Participants should have some experience with distance running and be excited to learn more about the sport.
  • Open to runners entering grades 7-12.
  • Limited to 125 participants.
  • Runners should expect to run 3 miles each day, with opportunity for experienced runners to run longer.
  • Discounts are available for returning 2018 campers, siblings, and groups (7 or more athletes).
  • Contact for more information.
  • Information page [link]
Marist School Running Camp
The War Eagle Cross Country / Running Camp is for Middle School runners of all abilities and rising freshmen trying out Cross Country for the first time or for those wishing to improve their skills.  The camp has had both Middle School State Champions and National Qualifiers attend as well as individuals never having never attempted the sport.
  • More information when available
  • General information page [link]
adidas All-American Cross Country Camp
Now in its 39th year of existence under the direction of NC State head coach Rollie Geiger, the adidas All-American Cross Country Camp is open to any and all middle and high school age runners regardless of ability level. Housed on the campus of the Christ School just outside Asheville, NC, campers get the opportunity to run some of the finest and most picturesque trails in the southeast. Camp instructors include multiple collegiate and high school All-Americans who are eager to share their running experiences, knowledge, and passion for the sport.
  • July 7-12
  • July 14-19
  • July 21-26
  • Information page [link]
USATF Youth Cross Country Camp
The camp is a three-day instructional Learn-By-Doing camp that is open to all youth athletes between the ages of 13 and 18, regardless of Cross Country experience and skill level. The camp content and curriculum are designed and developed by some of the most recognized authorities on coaching and youth athletic development in the sport. All instructors are endorsed by USATF.
  • July 1-4
  • USOC Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Information page [tbd]
Jim Ryan Running Camp
Launched in 1975 by three-time Olympian and five-time World Record holder, Jim Ryun, the Jim Ryun Running Camps are more than just running camps. They teach a way of life, from training young runners in how to achieve their full potential in running to creating good habits for living.  A pattern of goal setting is taught to help them exceed even what they thought they could achieve - on and off the track. For ages 13+.
  • June 23-28 - Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • July 14-19 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Information page [link]