Nike Raditude Cross Country Camp in Malibu

Nike Raditude Cross Country Camp in Malibu
Nike Raditude Cross Country Camp in Malibu

The Nike Raditude Cross Country Camp takes place on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University and its surrounding running trails. The camp is more than just a running camp, it’s a mindset for training, racing and succeeding in life.

Located on the Southern California coast, Pepperdine University commands a majestic view of the world famous Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The summer camp combines a beautiful, safe location with a staff consisting of college coaches, college runners and other qualified instructors.   This program is open to high school students, entering grades 9-12.

RUN HARD, RUN SMART, RUN TO WIN!!!

Highlights Include

  • Instructors include highly skilled college coaching staff and current student athletes
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Nike Running Camp completion certificate
  • Informative discussions and readings
  • Speed and stamina drills and training
  • Camp is open to ages 14-18

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information 

Raditude:  An attitude toward running that becomes a way of living. 

In the beginning, you learn Raditude.  You learn to direct your mind and body toward winning and the results begin to show in your performance.  Personal best after personal best becomes your history.  Before long you find that you have learned to use Raditude to create a winning mindset that permeates each day, on and off the track.

Later, you become Raditude.  Your indomitable outlook toward running becomes part of you.  You no longer have to concentrate to create Raditude.  You find that Raditude spills over into your academic work and your relationships.  You become aware of a new ability to focus and a generosity of spirit toward others.  Before long, you find that you are leading, leading with Raditude.  It becomes a way of life:  body, mind and character. 

The Raditude Cross Country Camp helps you develop Raditude while providing practical tools to help you achieve championship performances.

What Can you Expect?
A typical day consists of breakfast, a morning workout, rest, lunch and speeches from the coaches followed by an afternoon workout and a group activity. You will learn visualization techniques, team-building skills and ways to maximize your performance through appropriate nutrition. 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities

Join us this summer for an extraordinary opportunity to learn “Raditude!”

More Details

Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:

Check-in: Monday, July 7th and 28th between 9:00-11:00am at the Special Programs Office at Pepperdine University.

Check-out: between 9:30-11:30am 

Ages:

Runners entering grades 9-12, coed, all skills levels. 

Dorms:

Campers are housed in the dorms on campus.  Rooms are assigned by age and roommate requests.

Meals:  

Meals are served in the newly renovated Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria which has a stunning ocean view. This all-you-can-eat cafeteria includes a salad bar, soup and corn bread bar, beverage station, dessert station, and daily hot entree.

Extra Activities: 

There are team building activities each evening after dinner.

Airport:

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Shuttle:  We recommend Prime Time Shuttle.  Call 1-800-Red-Vans (733-8267) or online at www.primetimeshuttle.com.  

Local Accommodations for Parents:

For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we recommend the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills during the junior camp sessions. Please call 818-707-1220.

Registration Packet:

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Facilities

Campers train on campus as well as at the world famous Zuma Beach, Malibu Creek State Park and Backbone Trail.

Runners stay and dine in the University's residence halls.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 6:30am Champions rise!
  • 7:00-8:00am Morning run at Zuma Beach with drills
  • 8:30am Showers
  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00am Training Theory I
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm Running games you can use with your teams
  • 3:30pm Strength training session
  • 5:15pm Showers
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:45pm Team building activities
  • 10:00pm De-brief with counselors in residence halls
  • 10:45pm Lights out!

Meet Camp Coaches

Robert Radnoti
Camp Director

Robert Radnoti

Robert Radnoti enters his eighth season as head coach of the Pepperdine men's and women's cross country and track and field teams.  He continues his mission of leading these programs to national prominence.

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A well-respected coach in Southern California, Radnoti was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the California Coaches Alliance. He speaks at various clinics and high schools throughout the country.

Prior to joining the Pepperdine staff, Radnoti enjoyed great success at Thousand Oaks High School. His track and field teams compiled a 209-12 overall record, while the cross country teams finished with a 416-17 mark in the tough Marmonte League in Ventura County.

Camper Reviews

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Life changing experience

Honestly, I expected the Nike Cross Country camp to be fun… but not THIS fun. All summer, I had a countdown on my phone leading up to the day I went to the airport. When I landed at LAX, I met 4 other campers who ended up becoming some of my very close friends. We arrived at camp and the group of 31 campers quickly came together as if we had known each other our whole lives. As I'm going into my senior year, I've still never mastered the mental aspect of running. Nike Running Camp excelled me both physically and mentally to an unimaginable level. The week following camp, I had a huge National Championship Triathlon. Just by using SOME of the skills I learned at camp, I was able to bring myself to a calm, focused state before my race and I was able to keep my mind completely together during my race, which lead me to being named to Team USA. I can't express enough how life changing this camp was for me. It saddens me to think that this was my last opportunity to attend this amazing camp, but I'm excited by the thought of other runners having the amazing opportunity to attend, learn, get stronger, and make amazing friendships at camp like me!

Read All 32 Reviews

Parent of Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Absolutely loved it

My daughter absolutely loved this camp. She said it is the best camp ever. She liked it better than the camp she went to last year in Oregon. My daughter LOVED coach Radnoti and Raditude. Malibu is beautiful and the running trails are amazing according to my daughter. The shuttle service from LAX to Pepperdine worked great also. She would return again next year if she could.

Parent of Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved everything

Mikaela loved everything about the Nike Ratitude Camp: the campers, the location, the workouts, the food, Coach Rad, everything! She plans to return next year. It was a highlight of her summer.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience

Wow, well it was my first camp and I would have to say overall it was a great experience.  I liked that it covered all aspects of running NOT just the physical running part.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Great environment

Great to be with other campers who like to run and have running goals. Great environment to get inspired and focused.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Gained confidence

The Raditude camp was an overall very relaxing and enjoyable experience. If you don't come from the coast, having Malibu beach less then a mile away from you every day, mixed with the beautiful California weather was a dream come true. All of the trails we were taken on were also very different from each other and beautifully showcased the Malibu coast and inland. However, some of my favorite aspects of the camp were Coach Radnoti's visualization and relaxation techniques; I truly left the camp feeling more relaxed and more confident about my goals than ever!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Mentally prepares a runner

The Nike Raditude Running Camp not only prepares a runner physically, but more importantly, mentally. I will definitely use some of the techniques I learned during camp.   

Nike Raditide Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing experience

Nike Raditude Running Camp in Malibu was an amazing experience. The coaches, staff, and other campers were friendly. We ran in beautiful locations, and learned a lot about running! I improved as a runner, and had a great time.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend

I highly recommend the Nike Raditude Running Camp! It was by far the highlight of my summer and I really enjoyed all aspects of it! It has been very beneficial to me in achieving my goals and improving my running abilities!   

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Enjoyed the experience

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wish my mom had discovered it sooner.  The experience opened up my eyes to the bigger scope of life, beyond high school, and set bigger goals to accomplish in college and beyond while improving my sport.

Parent of Nike raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Pushes training regimen

Ever since my daughter has returned from Nike Ratitude Running Camp she's been raving about how much she enjoyed it and how it has pushed her training regimen to the next level. The campers really bonded with each other and Coach Rad provided a supportive and fun, but also challenging experience for them. She's already making plans to go back next summer.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing time

I had an amazing time at Nike running camp and I think you would enjoy it too. The activities are fun, the coaches and staff are easy to talk to and helpful, and the other campers make it a great experience overall.

Parent of Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Unmatched learning experience

My son has enjoyed two years at two different Nike camp and love both of them. the learning experience cannot be matched at any other kind of camp. it prepares him to achieve his goals while he makes wonderful friends.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing Thanks!

Just wanted to say thanks for an absolutely amazing week at camp.  We ran on some of the best trails I've ever seen. It was sad leaving such an awesome place. I don't think I've ever met a coach that truly taught about the mechanics of running like you did. I feel like you are truly a running genius. You’re coaching style and enthusiasm for the sport is just so amazing.  You're Raditude theory was great. You’re teaching of being a champion and bringing your goals down were really inspirational. I showed my mom the booklet you gave us, and she absolutely loved it. She's always tried to stress that positive ideology in our household.  I'll definitely keep on doing all the things I learned at camp, and keep reaching for my goals.  Thanks for everything, and thanks for one of the best weeks of running I've ever had!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

I had an amazing time at Nike running camp and I think you would enjoy it too. The activities are fun, the coaches and staff are easy to talk to and helpful, and the other campers make it a great experience overall.

Parent of Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Rave Review

Ever since my daughter has returned from Nike Ratitude Running Camp she's been raving about how much she enjoyed it and how it has pushed her training regimen to the next level.The campers really bonded with each other and Coach Rad provided a supportive and fun, but also challenging experience for them. She's already making plans to go back next summer.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Grew from Experience at Camp

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wish my mom had discovered it sooner.  The experience opened up my eyes to the bigger scope of life, beyond high school, and set bigger goals to accomplish in college and beyond while improving my sport.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly Recommended!

I highly recommend the Nike Raditude Running Camp!  It was by far the highlight of my summer and I really enjoyed all aspects of it!  It has been very beneficial to me in achieving my goals and improving my running abilities!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing Time

Nike Raditude Running Camp in Malibu was an amazing experience. The coaches, staff, and other campers were friendly. We ran in beautiful locations, and learned a lot about running! I improved as a runner, and had a great time.

Parent of Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp!

My daughter loved everything about the Nike Ratitude Camp: the campers, the location, the workouts, the food, Coach Rad, everything! She plans to return next year. It was a highlight of her summer.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Mental Prep!

The Nike Raditude Running Camp not only prepares a runner physically, but more importantly, mentally.  I will definitely use some of the techniques I learned during camp!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Overall Great Experience

The Raditude camp was an overall very relaxing and enjoyable experience. If you don't come from the coast, having Malibu beach less then a mile away from you every day, mixed with the beautiful California weather was a dream come true. All of the trails we were taken on were also very different from eachother and beautifuly showcased the Maibu coast and inland. However, some of my favorite aspects of the camp were Coach Radnoti's visualization and relaxation techniques, I truly left the camp feeling more relaxed and more confident about my goals than ever!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Top-notch staff

The camp was absolutely amazing! The entire experience was extremely fun and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys running. The coaching and staffing were top-notch and they had great personalities with an obvious desire to make the runners improve.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Benefit physically and mentally

This camp was definitely a highlight of my summer! Coach Rad taught me a lot of things that will not only benefit me as a runner physically, but mentally as well. After this camp, I can definitely look at this next cross country season with a different outlook than what I had before to help me achieve goals that I WILL reach. Beautiful trails, fun councilors, an excellent coach, team bonding, visits to the beach, and being in gorgeous Malibu, California are just a few of the reasons that one should go to the Raditude Cross Country Camp. Trust me, it is so worth it.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Unforgettable

This is a camp experience that you will never forget. The coaches and counselors are unforgettable and so helpful and just make the experience twice as good. You will learn a lot from the people around you and the coaches. You will meet people at this camp that are running at the same level as you and all the people you meet will be encouraging to you. You will make friends at camp that you will keep in touch with for a long time. The camp overall is just a great camp and I would go back anytime.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Immediately felt at home

I came to Pepperdine not knowing what to expect.  Living in Kansas my entire life, this camp was far from home.  Upon arriving, I immediately felt "at home." The coaches and campers all treated me like I was part of their running family and the week I experienced through this camp changed my life.  It pushed me athletically and socially to limits I had never met prior.  Most importantly, I returned home with a much greater appreciation for running both on a physical and spiritual level.  Thank you, Nike, for opening up my eyes to a more fulfilling running life!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Helps in all areas of life

The camp was amazing Coach Rad knows running and can help make you a Champion . This camp help all areas of my life as a competitor in high school cross country and track and field. Thank you Coach Rad!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Mental and physical

I had the best time at the raditude camp in Malibu! The runs were pretty free form but the trail and other campers pushed you to do your best. The sessions on the mental side of running made it easy to visualize your race and your goal, making you focused on the season ahead of you and ready to do what it takes to be a CHAMPION. The time with the coach was very valued and the camp counselors gave you tips and tricks on how to do college applications and the game of being recruited. All in all the best part was the bond with fellow campers and the beyond beautiful location.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Everyone shares your passion for running

I would definitely recommend the nike running camps; there was great workout opportunities and you're surrounded by people where everyone shares your passion if running. These camps also force you to be around the campers which helped everyone make friends and become close to eachother.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Received the tools to improve

I loved the Raditude running camp in Pepperdine, and I would definitely recommend it to someone else. I met so many people from around the country and even some from Europe! We ran on great running trails through different parts of Malibu. I learned a lot about running during the Raditude theory sessions. We learned about different techniques and came up with goals for our next cross country season. Coach Rad, the Pepperdine distance coach, is super cool and knows a lot. Also we did good strength-building activities like aqua jogging and medicine ball exercises. Overall this was an amazing camp and I definitely received the tools to improve, become a better runner, and achieve my goals.

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
Made me enjoy running even more!

The Malibu running camp was by far the best running experience I've ever had! The coach was amazing and taught me relaxation and visualization techniques that are incredibly useful! This camp made me enjoy running even more and I can't wait to come back next year!

Nike Raditude Camper

  • 5/5.
One of the best camps

Camp Nike Raditude is one of the best running camps I've ever gone to. Meeting people from all over is amazing and you learn about other runners styles. What makes camp so different from the others is the view you see while you're running and especially the mental part to running.

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