RRCA Accepting Applications for 2018 RunPro Camp

04/20/2018 - 10:47

Interactive camp hosted in Arlington, Virginia July 19-21 provides tools and resources for top recent post-collegiate runners to pursue a professional career

Arlington, VA - RunPro Camp, designed to educate and inform distance runners who are interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2018, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at The deadline to apply is May 30.

The 2018 RunPro Camp will be held July 19-21 in Arlington, Virginia, near the national office location of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The camp is a companion to, a website designed to assist promising distance runners from collegiate to professional running.

The goal of the RunPro Camp is to encourage, support and provide the tools for more top collegiate runners to stay in the sport, pursue a professional running career on the roads, track, trails, or cross country 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. “RunPro Campers are succeeding on the roads, with recent top performances including Nicole Dimercurio’s 5th place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon and Bethany Sachtleben’s win at the Ukrop’s Monument Ave. 10K in Richmond, VA.”

RunPro Camp will provide opportunities for runners to meet coaches and athletes from professional training centers; learn about sponsorship opportunities; elite athlete recruitment by races; determine what type of representation (agents) would be best; along with various USATF rules governing professional running, including anti-doping compliance.

RRCA will sponsor travel and lodging grants to qualified runners. The RRCA anticipates supporting up to 20 athletes for the two-day RunPro Camp in 2018.

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