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Training Camps

Build your trail running fitness, skills, and knowledge while enjoying a relaxing and fun weekend with fellow runners.
NEW Single-day Option Available. Contact us for details.
June 24 - 26, 2022
Harold Parker State Forest
Andover, MA

Power up your running training with a small group of fellow trail runners over a weekend of training runs, educational sessions, and fireside chillin’. Whether you are just getting your trail feet under you or you run hundreds for breakfast, you’ll leave with new skills, growing confidence and a weekend of solid training. Oh, and some new trail running friends too.

Who is this camp for? It's for runners who are:

- Getting started with trail running
- Stepping up to the ultra distance
- Overcoming injuries or set-backs
- Trying to break through a plateau

- Self-coached and seeking experienced advice


Training and educational sessions include:

  • Trail runs of various lengths and intensities (for all abilities)

  • Skills & Drills practice for uphill, downhill, and technical terrain

  • Developing Your Yearly Training Plan Workshop

  • Strength Training Secrets to Success

  • Build Fitness with Better Recovery

  • Injuries: Real Causes and True Cures

  • Breathe to Perform (with David Bidler from The Distance Project and Physiology First University)

  • Foot Care: Prevention and First Aid (with Annette Flo)

  • Fueling for Performance: Always Bring Snacks (with Carolyn Stocker, Registered Dietitian from Carolyn Stocker Performance)

  • Developing Community and Giving Back (with Patrick Caron from MoveFree Designs)

  • Mental Preparation for Training and Racing

  • Adventure Running

  • and more!!!

The camp includes almost everything for your weekend and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable, entertained, and well-fed. Your camp fee includes the campsite, meals, snacks and drinks, group runs, and education sessions. Plus campers will receive a bag of running goodies (valued at over $150) and giveaways from brands like Topo, Petzl, UnTapped Athletic Fuel, Goodr, MoveFree Designs, and more!

Your satisfaction is guaranteed or we'll refund your money.

Camp starts at 6pm on Friday and runs through around 5pm on Sunday.


To register with cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo,

please contact or 617-899-6815.

We are committed to encouraging diversity in trail running and welcome runners of all abilities, ethnicities, and gender identities. If you need financial assistance to attend the camp, please reach out to us directly.


What do I need to bring?

You should bring a tent, sleeping bag, and related camping gear. We might also be able to provide a tent or arrange sharing a tent with another runner. And of course bring appropriate running gear. You should also bring any particular snacks and drinks if you like something special.

How fast of a runner do I need to be?

You should have some experience running trails, be able to run at least 5 miles, and average a 15 minute mile pace on trails. All runs will have multiple distance and pace options, and we will never leave a runner behind.

Will I really be able to run this much over the weekend?

Typically during a training camp, you can run 2-3x more than you would in a typical weekend. We’ll help you be prepared for the weekend ahead of time with some guidelines for training leading up to the camp. We’ll have good food and recovery equipment to keep your body prepared. And you’ll be able to just focus on your training for the whole weekend, with no other chores or stress to zap your energy. You’ll be surprised what you can do! And you can always opt out of any training session and just enjoy some down time.

What if I need to cancel?

For cancellations prior to May 15 we will provide a full refund. For cancellations after this date, we will do our best to return any portion of your fee that we have not already committed to expenses related to your participation, or you can transfer your registration to another runner.


Can I bring a partner that won’t participate in the camp?

Absolutely! Please contact us and we can make arrangements that meet your needs.

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