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2024 Camps Dates Announced!

The Nike Distance Camp with Bernard Lagat offers outstanding training, educational breakout sessions and more.

Join World Champion, Olympic Medalist, and University of Arizona Head XC and Assistant T&F (Distance) Coach Bernard Lagat for some fun-filled, informative days doing what you love best - training on gorgeous trails and a beautiful track, guided by one of the most decorated athletes in track and field.

The Nike Distance Camp with Bernard Lagat is not an official function of the University of Arizona. The institution's sports camp or clinic shall be open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

Highlights Include
  • Training groups based fitness level and average pace
  • Training on both track and trails
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratio.
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Camp Coaches

  • Bernard lagat

    Coach Bernard Lagat

    Bernard Lagat enters his fourth year as the Wildcats’ Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach (Distance) after an illustrious professional running career.

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Camp Details

Whether you're tuning up for your Indoor Track & Field season, prepping early for Outdoor, or coming back strong from Cross Country, the Nike Distance Camp at the University of Arizona offers middle distance and distance runners the perfect opportunity to train under the guidance of World Champion, Olympic medalist, and Head Arizona XC Coach Bernard Lagat.

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2024 OVERVIEW

PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Grouped by: age and ability
  • Evaluation: by coaching staff
  • Equipment: Campers should bring at least two pairs of broken in running shoes. Spikes/racing flats are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Drachman Stadium
  • Trails/Runs: Broadway Trailhead @ Saguaro East Monument, Saguaro West Monument by picturesque Old Tucson.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:

Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

ALL CAMPERS:

  • Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Personal items & medications
  • Pen and paper for notes during guest speakers

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

COMPANY POLICIES

For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.

NIKE TRACK & FIELD CAMP FAQ

For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am Check-in
  • 9:30 am Morning Run
  • 10:30 am Stretch Routine
  • 11:00 am Lecture (nutrition, injury prevention, etc.)
  • 11:30 am Lunch + Free Time
  • 12:30 pm Lecture (strategy, training cycles, race prep, college running), video, Q&A
  • 2:00 pm Fun activity
  • 3:00 pm Drills
  • 3:30 pm Track Workout
  • 4:30 pm Core Routine
  • 5:00pm Check-out

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In 1981, the Wildcats track and field program moved from Arizona Stadium to Roy P. Drachman Stadium on the corner of 15th Street and Plumer Avenue.

The facility first took the name of Rincon Vista Stadium. However, thanks to generous donations that allowed the facility to be upgraded, the Arizona Athletics Department renamed the Wildcats' home the Roy P. Drachman Track and Field Stadium.

Considered one of the fastest and most functionally designed complexes in the country, the stadium has played host to several outstanding track and field meets. The list includes the 2003, 1995 and 1985 Pac-10 Championships, the 1987 TAC Junior and Intermediate Championships, the 1983 WCAA Championships and the annual Arizona Jim Click Invitational and Willie Williams Classic, as well as several other events throughout the year.

The stadium was completely overhauled during the fall of 2006 and is now a state-of-the-art facility with a nine-lane Tartan track and the latest design in field event competition areas. The high jump apron has been expanded and all the runways were resurfaced with a Tartan surface. The entire facility is now hard-wired with a flawless Hy-Tek electronic timing system which produces accurate electronic times.

In 1989, a computerized scoreboard was installed at the southeast corner of the track. Its features include a timing clock, message board and capabilities to generate updated team and individual results.

The seating capacity of Drachman Stadium is over 5,000. The largest crowd to attend an event at the complex was a standing-room only crowd estimated at more than 6,000 people at the 1998 Tucson Elite Classic.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are runners placed in their training groups?

Training groups are based on a combination of current/recent weekly mileage and fitness level, and season & personal best(s). A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

How many miles do we run each day?

Athletes will run 1-2x per day, depending on schedule and campers current fitness level, with morning session being a distance run and the afternoon session being either a 2nd run or active recovery/training activity.

Actual distances vary based on runner’s current mileage and fitness level.

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Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff.

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, and completed online prior to camp arrival.

Nike Distance Camp with Bernard Lagat

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Drachman Stadium - 501 S Plumer Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

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