Interactive camp to be hosted in Arlington, Virginia, July 13-15, provides tools and resources for recent post-collegiate runners to pursue a professional running career.
Arlington, VA – RunPro Camp, hosted by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), is designed to educate recent, post-collegiate runners interested in pursuing a professional distance running career. The 2023 RunPro Camp will be held July 13 – 15 in Arlington, Virginia, and the RRCA is now accepting applications to attend. The RRCA will provide travel and lodging to 15-20 qualified athletes to attend this unique orientation to the world of professional distance running.
Runners who will complete their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2023, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens or athletes that reside in the US and have submitted form N-400 to the USCIS. Apply at: https://www.rrca.org/programs/runpro-camp/application/. Deadline to apply is June 15.
The camp is a companion to RunPro Support, a portion of the RRCA website designed to inform promising distance runners on making the transition from collegiate to professional running. The goal of the RunPro Camp is to encourage, support, and to educate post-collegiate runners so they can pursue a professional running career on the roads, track, trails, or Cross Country.
RunPro Camp provides opportunities for runners to meet coaches, agents, athletes from professional training centers, and elite athlete coordinators. Athletes will learn about seeking sponsorship, how to manage finances as an athlete, anti-doping compliance, and the various USATF rules governing professional running. RunPro Camp attendees and alumni are eligible to apply to receive a RunPro Grant after attending the camp.