Nike Clark Family Running Camp at the Hackley School
At the 2019 Nike Clark Family Running Camp, we understand that to be the best, you must learn from the best! Located in Tarrytown, NY, the Hackley School offers the ideal setting for our cross country and track & field programs. This beautiful 285 acre campus offers 6.4 miles of running trails and a six-lane 400 meter track.
The Nike Clark Family Running Camp is directed and facilitated by its original creators and members of the royal family of track and field, the Clark Family. Hazel Clark, Joetta Clark and Jearl Miles Clark have 12 Olympic teams to their credit, and made history when they swept the 2000 Olympic trials under the coaching of world class coach JJ Clark, brother of Hazel and Joetta, and husband to Jearl Miles Clark.
- Choose from XC or Track & Field training programs.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt.
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio.
- Swimming offered for cool down each day.
- Specific training for all skill levels. All events but pole vault.
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Camp Director Hazel Clark
Hazel Clark is an American middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 meters middle distance race. Clark was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2000, 2004 and 2008. She has won six national titles and two USA Olympic Trials events during her career.View Hazel's Bio ⟩
Clark was a member of the Florida Gators track and field team and was coached by her brother J.J. While at Florida, she was undefeated in SEC competition and won five NCAA titles.
The Clark family has designed a comprehensive training camp program which focus on track and field and/or cross country fundamentals including drills, pacing, strength endurance, speed and core strengthening as well as the mental edge necessary for top athletic performances.
The Clark Family Running Camps offer expert instruction from our staff of Olympic stars in a challenging, fun and inspiring environment.
In addition to members of the Clark family the camp is facilitated by other world-class athletes.Show Less See More Camp Details
Events Offered at the Hackley School
- Middle Distance
- Cross Country and Distance
- Throws (Discus, Shot put, Javelin, Hammer)
- Jumps (Long, Triple, and High Jump)
Fun Facts about the Clark Family
Dr. Joe Clark is the patriarch of the family and the subject of the movie Lean on Me.
Joetta Clark Diggs is a four-time Olympian and the founder of the JCD Sports Foundation.
Jearl Miles Clark is a five-time Olympian and American record holder.
Hazel Clark is a three-time Olympian and the founder of Future Olympian Sports Clinics and US Embassy appointed sports envoy.
JJ Clark is a 22 time Coach of the Year, a member of the 2008 Olympic team coaching staff, serves as the head coach at UCONN and has coached numerous NCAA champions, national champions, national team members and world class athletes including:
Chanelle Price the first American world champion in the 800 meters
Sarah Bowman Brown NCAA champion and NCAA meet record holder
Phoebe Wright NCAA champion 800 meters 1:58.22
Nicole Cook indoor collegiate record holder 800 meters
Treniere Moser 3X 1500m US national champion
Becki Wells Staley SEC cross country champion, NCAA champion 1500 meters, winner of the Commissioners Cup
Jackie Areson indoor and outdoor NCAA champion 5,000 meters
Mark Everett two- time world championship medalist, 1:43.20
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00-9:00am Early arrival for extended hours campers
- 9:00-9:30 Check-in for day campers
- 9:30-10:30 Warm-up, drills and stretch/ water break
- 10:30-11:30 Event skills/ water break
- 11:30-12:00pm Core development
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-1:30 Speaker
- 1:30-2:30 Camp challenge
- 2:00-3:00 Optional swim
- 2:30-3:30 Cool down/ stretch/ Track Trivia
- 3:30-5:00 Extended camp hours/ snack/ open activity time
The Hackley School is located in Tarrytown, NY. Set on a 285 acre hilltop, the Hackley campus houses beautiful academic buildings and exceptional athletics facilities rivaling many small colleges. The athletic facilities include a six–lane competition track, a six-lane 25 yard pool, and 6.4 miles of running trails.
Take a look at the trail map!
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son had a lot of fun and learned a ton!
July 20, 2018: All around great experience, loved all running sessions and learning new drills, training exercises, weights & pool activities
— Michelle D., Parent 2018
We'll be back next year!
July 20, 2018: Overall experience was amazing. 3rd year attending a Clark family run Nike camp. Every year has been fantastic!
— Janice I., Parent
My daughter was excited to learn block start!
July 20, 2018: My daughter has attended many camps. She has never been so happy as she was at this one!
— Loretta B., Parent
She loved it!
July 30, 2018: My daughter loved camp. She learned so many new drills. The Coaches were great with the kids and encouraging. She will definitely go back!
— Kim T., Parent
My daughter will attend next year!
The jumping coach was kind and patient. He was the highlight of the camp for my daughter. It inspired her to the point that she wants to find a trainer! The camp was awesome. My daughter was exhausted but was super excited about what she learned and the fun atmosphere. She will attend again next year.
— Joseph P., Parent 2017
The staff were friendly and encouraging and the techniques and seminars were great.
— Justin W., Camper 2017
Mary was inspired to work hard and push through the pain at camp. This was a first for her. She was very sad when it ended and proud of her hard work.
— Sarah M., Parent 2017
I had a really great experience at the Clark Family Running Camp - Hackley. I learned techniques and was shown how to improve my form and skill in ways that I had not learned from other coaches in the past. I will definitely be returning to this camp
— Julia R., Camper 2016
Staff was enthusiastic and helpful
This was the first camp my son attended and he was very happy with the instruction and tips given to him as he enters high school. The staff was enthusiastic and helpful.
— Mandy P., Parent 2016
Looking forward to next year
My son, 16 years old, attended the Nike Track and Field Camp at the Hackley School. The Clark family were GREAT instructors. They truly motivated my son and he is definitely looking forward to attending next year's Nike Track and Field camp given by the Clark family next year!
— Colleen L., Parent 2016
Outstanding instruction, both on and off the track. Great group of coaches with proven record of success/accomplishments.
— Dominick S., Parent 2016
Added time to rehydrate
I would have added a longer break in between the 1st and 2nd hour of the first section to cool off a little and fully re-hydrate.
— Connor L., Camper 2016