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In High Altitude: Train. Compete. Improve.

Come experience the opportunity to run through the beautiful landscape of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak in the heart of Olympic City!  Training is at Bear Creek Park, Garden of the Gods, and Gold Camp Road.

Highlights Include
  • High altitude training
  • Training tips, supplemental training, injury prevention techniques
  • Current UCCS athletes as counselors
  • Nike Running Camp t-shirt
  • Sport specific strength and mobility sessions
  • Sessions on race strategies and goal setting
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Camp Coaches

  • Uccs Running Coaches Sara Kettelkamp

    Assistant Coach Sara Kettelkamp

    Sara is now in her 5th year of coaching at UCCS and has helped coach multiple athletes to school records, NCAA Championship appearances, All-American, All-Region and All-RMAC performances, top-five all-time program marks, and lifetime bests. She plans to continue her passion of coaching  and mentoring runners towards personal and athletic goals and can’t think of a better place to do this than in Colorado.

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  • Uccs Running Coaches Corey Kubatzky

    Head Coach Corey Kubatzky

    Coach Kubatzky returned to UCCS in 2014, where he previously served as a graduate assistant coach and an assistant coach, to lead the women’s program after spending 4 years as an assistant coach with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

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Camp Details

The Nike UC Colorado Springs Cross Country Camp is designed to further each runner's knowledge on training, injury prevention, nutrition, strength training, and recovery.  Campers run in a high altitude environment with the majestic Rocky Mountains as their backdrop!

Local elite athletes are on hand for special guest speaking appearances.  

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2018 Session Information

Check-in:  Wednesday, July 18th at 3pm

Check-out: Saturday, July 21st at 11am

Sport specific strength and mobility sessions are help to help teach our runners how to train their body to handle the mileage and how to avoid injury.  Additional breakout topics include goal setting and race strategy planning.  

SUPERVISION

The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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

TRAVEL

We do not offer transportation to and from camp. 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

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

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM Learning Session-Guest Speaker
  • 9:00 AM Depart for run at Bear Creek Park
  • 9:30 AM Workout begins
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Free time
  • 2:00 PM Learning session
  • 3:30 PM Interactive strength/mobility session
  • 5:00 PM Free time or optional learning session – i.e. Transitioning to College / Recruiting
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Learning Session-goal setting and mental strategies
  • 9:00 PM Free time
  • 10:30 PM Lights out

Uccs Running Facilities

Room & Board: Campers stay on-campus in dorms within walking distance to dining halls. Three to four campers per suite in air-conditioned dorms. All meals are catered to campus or held in the new campus dining facility, the Roaring Fork.  Campers may bring extra snacks for their dorm room.

Currently, UCCS is building a brand new indoor track facility and it will be ready for camp. We are looking forward to spending most of our tactical/strength/and guest speaker sessions in this new facility.  The Mountain Lion Fieldhouse will be a wide-radius 200-meter, six-lane flat track with an eight-lane, 60-meter straightaway inside the oval.  

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    • 5/5.
    New to Nike Running Camps

    UC Colorado Springs Running Camp is a new location for 2018!

    — Anonymous

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Nike Cross Country Camp at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Sara Kettelkamp, Assistant Coach
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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