National Championship 19 times, including nine national team championships. Campers meet and learn from Stanford’s impressive coaching staff that consistently produces NCAA All-Americans, national champions and Olympians. The camp counselors include current and former Stanford distance athletes who work with campers in small groups and offer their advice on training and racing as elite student athletes.
Throughout the week, training and instruction are provided in breakout sessions taught by NIKE sponsored guest athletes and coaches. Topics include a variety of subjects related to college and elite distance running such as training, racing, motivation, nutrition, and team bonding. A representative from the Stanford admissions office attends one session dedicated to the college recruiting process, offering valuable advice to the attendees. Special speakers include Stanford's head men's and women's cross country coach who offer a first hand look into the inner workings of one of the top programs in the nation.
Check-in: 3:00-5:00PM in the cul-de-sac of Escondido Road, in front of Crothers Memorial Hall.
Check-out: There is a final run before everyone checks out at 7:30am. Day campers are welcome to join. Campers may be picked up outside Kimball between 8:30-9:00am.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: ability, age and conditioning
Facility: Stanford track & campus. Campers also are bused to local national parks for trail running.
Dorm: Crothers Memorial Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: campers can request roommate – guaranteed if made 10 days prior to the start date of camp, pending available age and gender room assignments
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no
Key Deposit: not required. If you lose your key, you will be responsible for a $135 charge.
Spending Money: $30
Medical Facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Nike Running Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots. If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into San Francisco or San Jose Airports.
For ground transportation, we recommend using the companies below. Call or click to receive a quote for transportation.
California Airport Transportation at (831) 477-7000.
The charge is about $75 each way and includes gratuity.
South & East Bay Shuttle
800.548.4664 or 408.225.4444
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 8:00am Morning run
- 8:45am Stretch
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:30am Guest speaker
- 12:00pm Lunch/Free time
- 2:00pm Guest speaker/trivia/prizes
- 3:15pm Supplementary sessions: Pool/core strengthening/functional strength
- 3:45pm Pool/Secondary run
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening activities
- 10:15pm Campers in rooms/Lights out!