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March 07, 2019

Presented by David Klech, Director
Nike Cross Country Camp UC Santa Cruz

US Sports Camps Announces 2019 dates for the Nike UC Santa Cruz Cross Country Camp

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San Rafael, CA—NIKE Running Camps and UC Santa Cruz have set the dates of July 18-21, 2019, for cross country camp. Celebrating its sixth year of running this camp, Camp Director and UCSC Head Coach David Klech have great things in store.

The Nike Running Camp at UC Santa Cruz offers perfect running weather, great terrain and a fantastic opportunity to learn from a very knowledgeable staff and run in one of the finest training environments on the West Coast.

Coach Klech has been at the helm of the UCSC cross country and track & field since 2017. A native of San Ramon, Coach Klech was the California Gatorade State Track and Field High School Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2006 and was National Athlete of the Year in 2006. As a Junior, he won a Silver Medal at the World Youth Championships in the 400m hurdles and was a finalist in the Long Jump. After one season at UCLA, he transferred to the University of Oregon and was a two-time All-American in the Decathlon He was also named to the Division I First Team Academic All-American in 2011. After graduation he spent 3 years as an assistant for the Oregon Ducks.

"Santa Cruz is an ideal place for any runner. The proximity to the ocean and the countless trails in the redwood forest make training a breeze,” says Coach Klech. ”Our staff does an incredible job in breakout sessions talking about injury prevention, training philosophy, and goal setting. We try to make a full well-rounded experience for every camper which gives them the tools to pursue their running at a high level."

"It’s hard not to choose a location like Santa Cruz for your summer training. With Coach Klech as the camp director, daily runs on redwood tree-lined trails, and non-stop views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a winning formula.” says Jan O’Connor, EVP of US Sports Camps. “Coach Klech brings his experience, enthusiasm and love of the sport, inspiring those kids who are lucky enough to attend.”

The Nike Cross Country Camp at UC Santa Cruz is open to runners ages 12-18, with overnight and extended day options available. Campers reside in the dorms at UC Santa Cruz and eat in the campus dining facility. Runs take place on campus, on some of the surrounding off-road trails and at the beach, just five minutes from campus.

At the NIKE Running Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for running and aid runners in becoming better, faster and smarter athletes. They provide an educational and inspirational experience for campers, ages 12-18, all fitness levels and abilities.

Nike Running Camp offers 30 different locations nationwide, offering both Track & Field and Cross Country Camps.

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps. Celebrating over 40 years in the business, the company has offered summer camps with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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