Wingfoot Running Camp

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Atlanta Track Club's cross country camp returns to the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2023. Middle and high school runners are invited to Wingfoot Running Camp at University of Alabama in Huntsville. Nestled in the foothills of the southern Appalachian mountains, this week-long overnight camp is led by college, high school, and elite coaches with college runners serving as camp counselors. Guest appearances will be made by college/professional coaches and college/elite athletes. Educational sessions will cover proper running technique, speed, form and team building. Runners will also learn about a wide range of running-related topics including nutrition and footwear. Our camp is open to any and all entrants between the ages of 12 - 18.

Wingfoot Running Camp is solely operated by Atlanta Track Club, which is not affiliated with The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama or The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Date

  • July 9-14, 2023
  • July 16- 21, 2023

Location

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Housing - Charger Village Addition - 601 John Wright Dr, Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost
Member / Non-Member

  • $625/$675 through December 9
  • $700/$750 through February 28
  • $725/$775 thru April 30
  • $750/$800 through July 8

Camp Sessions

Training Sessions

Enjoy morning runs on the trails of Monte Sano State Park and along the Tennessee River on dirt roads and afternoon learn-by-doing sessions on the spacious campus of UAH. Campers will be grouped according to fitness level, and groups will be led by experienced runners. A solid week of training that is appropriate for early summer preparation for the fall cross country season can be expected.

Guest Speakers

2022 Camp Speakers: Katelyn Tuohy & Nico Young

2023 Guest Speakers Coming Soon

Educational Sessions

Campers will have an opportunity to learn from experienced coaches and athletes from a variety of levels( (professional, collegiate, high school, and youth). By the end of the week, campers will have learned about a variety of topics, such as training, recovery, nutrition, race tactics, and more. Campers will have a chance to equip themselves with a knowledge base to be successful in our sport.

Recreational Sessions

Outside of daily free time, campers will have staff-led recreational opportunities. These sessions will be fun, allow campers to meet new people, engage with their peers, and develop long-lasting friendships

Daily Schedule

6:45 AM

Wake up

7:15 AM

Breakfast on The Go

7:30 AM

Morning Run

10:30 AM

Educational Session

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Free Time/Recreational Session

2:45 PM

Educational Session

4:00 PM

Learn-By-Doing

5:30 PM

Dinner/Free Time

7:00 PM

Recreational Session

10:00 PM

Lights Out

Camp Director 

Alan Drosky
30+ years of coaching at the NCAA Division 1 level
53 All-South Region athletes
17 All-ACC athletes
10+ years directing Smoky Mountain Running Camp
Georgia Tech Cross Country and Track and Field Coach

Associate Camp Director 

Becky Megasi
Georgia Tech, Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach
21+ years of coaching at the NCAA Division 1 level

Assistant Camp Director 

Alexandria Cruz
Atlanta Track Club, Program Manager, Youth Running and Partnerships
Track & Cross Country Athlete at The University of Texas at Austin
3 x NCAA D1 Cross Country National Qualifier
All South Central Region
3 x Big XII Indoor Team Champion
Big XII Indoor 1,000m Runner Up
Outdoor Big XII Team Champion

Additional Camp Leaders

Eric Heintz - Atlanta Track Club, Director of High Performance
Jason Scott - Harrison High School, Cross Country, and Track and Field Coach
Julie Fink- Zachary High School, Head Cross Country Coach
Bill Hackney- Community Coach at Kell and East Paulding High School
Clayton Tillery - West Forsyth High School, Cross Country, and Track and Field Coach
Eric Nelson- Former Pensacola Catholic High School Coach
Tom Williams- Former University of North Georgia Cross Country Coach and Current community coach at North Oconee High School

Additional Information

Housing
Charger Village Addition
601 John Wright Dr
Huntsville, AL 35805
Refund Policy
No refunds but if an extreme medical condition develops contact camp@atlantatrackclub.org.
Questions
For additional questions contact camp@atlantatrackclub.org

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Become a Member

Members of Atlanta Track Club get to participate in 7 free events throughout the year! They also receive discounts on all events and programs as well as guaranteed entry into the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race!