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.


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


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

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


1:30 PM

Free Time/Recreational Session

2:45 PM

Educational Session

4:00 PM


5:30 PM

Dinner/Free Time

7:00 PM

Recreational Session

10:00 PM

Lights Out

Wingfoot Coaching Clinic 

The Wingfoot Coaching Clinic is designed for novice and veteran coaches who are interested in a more scientific approach to coaching endurance athletes. The Wingfoot Coaching Clinic covers an array of topics guaranteed to bring you many seasons of success. On top of covering an array of topics, the Wingfoot Coaching Clinic offers information for coaches to construct appropriate training plans and workouts for all phases of training.

Wingfoot Coaching Clinic Topics:

    • Setting Team Expectations and Coaching Philosophies

    • Recognizing Motivation

    • Principles of Training Overload, Adaptation, Volume, Intensity, and Variety

    • EBT- Effect-Based Training

    • Designing Building Blocks

    • Mesocycles and Microcycles

    • Running Mechanics

    • Drills

    • Dealing and Preventing Overtraining

    • Recovery Strategies


  • July 9-14, 2023


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


Member / Non-Member

  • $325/$375

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

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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

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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
All South Central Region Athlete
3 x Big XII Indoor Team Champion
Big XII Indoor 1,000m Runner Up
Outdoor Big XII Team Champion
3 x NCAA D1 Cross Country National Qualifier

Additional Camp Staff

Coach Benson has 50+ years of coaching experience. He spent 10 of his years as the head cross country coach at the University of Florida and 15 at the Marist School. Under his coaching, he has 16 State Championships and is the author of 5 books on Effort Based Training

Roy Benson

Coach Fink is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she coaches and works at Zachary High School. Fink has over 15 years of coaching experience, and over the years as a coach has worked with two Gatorade Players of the Year and four Metro Champions, as well as claiming two State Titles and four Runner-Up State Titles. Her athletes have success at the local, state, and regional levels.

Julie Fink

Coach Hackney is currently a community coach at East Paulding High School. Before then, he was a distance coach at Kell High School and the director and head coach of the Walton Youth Track program. While at Kell, he coached the distance runners on the 2008 track and field region championship team and the 2009 Cross Country region championship team. He was selected as Cobb Co-Coach of the Year in 2009. Overall, coach Hackney has eight years of experience as a youth coach, 12 years as a high school coach, and over 20 years as a private coach for adults.

Bill Hackney

Director - High Performance

Hometown - Mentor, OH

Current Residence - Peachtree Corners

Favorite Atlanta Track Club Race - Wingfoot XC Classic

Favorite Non-Atlanta Track Club Race - Boston Marathon

Eric Heintz

Director - High Performance

Coach Nelson held the Head Coach position at Pensacola Catholic School for 23 years. Currently, he is the Executive Director for Run Pensacola - Event Management. Coach Nelson is leading the agenda for educational sessions at camp this year.

Eric Nelson

Coach Scott has been the cross country and track coach at Harrison High School for the past 26 years. He has been successful in leading athletes to nationally recognized events.

Jason Scott

Coach Tillery has 20 years of coaching experience in Georgia. Fours years at Forsyth High School and 16 at West Forsyth High School. Prior to coaching in Georgia, coach Tillery coached at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. Over his coaching career, he has acquired 12 Region Titles in Track and four Region Titles in cross country. At the state level in cross country, he's had a State Champion and 17 state podium finishers. In Track and Field, he's had three State Champions and five top-ten finishers at the State competition.

Clayton Tillery

Coach Williams has coached high school cross country for 25+ years. At the collegiate level, he was the Women's Cross Country coach at the University of North Georgia for 10 years. He has since retired and is currently the community coach for North Oconee High School.

Tom Williams

Additional Information

Charger Village Addition
601 John Wright Dr
Huntsville, AL 35805
Refund Policy
No refunds but if an extreme medical condition develops contact
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