Interactive camp hosted in Arlington, Virginia July 14-16 provides tools and
resources for top recent post-collegiate runners to pursue a professional career
RunPro Camp, designed to help educate and inform distance runners interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2016, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com. The deadline to apply is May 30.
The 2016 RunPro Camp will be held July 14-16 in Arlington, Virginia, at the national office location of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The camp is a companion to www.RunPro.com, a website designed to assist promising distance runners make the transition from collegiate to professional running.The goal of the RunPro Camp is to encourage, support and provide the tools for more top collegiate distance runners to stay in the sport, pursue a professional running career and train at a high level so that U.S. performances will continue to improve nationally and internationally.
“This isn’t a camp to learn how to run or how to run better. It’s a camp to give promising U.S. distance runners the knowledge and guidance they need to pursue a professional running career,” outlined Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “We’ve already seen early successes by athletes that have attended RunPro Camps including cheering on 16 different camp attendees that ran in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon.”
RunPro Camp will provide opportunities for runners to meet coaches and athletes from professional training centers, learn about shoe company requirements for sponsorship, determine what type of representation (agents) would be best, find out about elite race recruitment and how to seek both financial and health support, along with various USATF rules governing professional running including anti-doping compliance.
RRCA will provide travel and lodging assistance to qualified runners. The RRCA anticipates supporting up to 20 athletes for the two-day 2016 RunPro Camp.