Youth Runner Middle School Running Camps in Portland this August

If you’re a serious runner who wants to get a jump start on your Middle School XC season or a beginner who wants to learn some basics to get better, check out the Youth Runner Middle School Running Camps held at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, August 3-6th. Each day campers will get a jam-packed session of running the trails at Catlin Gabel, meeting new friends, and learning how to prepare for a competition. Runner’s will come away from the week-long camp with personalized training goals, a plan for the upcoming Middle School XC season, a goody bag of running stuff, plus a one year subscription to Youth Runner Magazine. Past guest speakers and coaches have been Olympian Ian Dobson and Oregon Track Club runner Jordan Schilit.

IMG_3360The same week, August 2-8th, Youth Runner Magazine is holding it’s first overnight Elite Middle School Running Camp at Lewis and Clark College. Running Legend Melody Fairchild will be coming for the first part of the week and other elites will be coming by each day, as well as other coach-experts to give the runners a nice boost going into their XC season.

Youth campers will be forgoing the typical camp vibe and instead experiencing summer life in the dorms at Lewis and Clark College, voted 2nd nicest campus in the U.S. It has miles of running trails connected to the campus, a swimming pool, game room, and plenty of space for making great memories. Participants will be provided with three solid meals a day and snacks at night. They’ll also get a chance to meet the Youth Runner Magazine bloggers, interns, and editors and may even be able to offer your opinion and ideas on upcoming articles and stories.

For more information and to reserve your slot visit

IMG_3385Anyone in need of a scholarship can email Although space is limited, Dan at Youth Runner Magazine would like to make sure those who really want to attend have a way to make it happen.

Youth Runner Day Camps
August 3–6 @ Catlin Gabel School
Grades: 6th–8th | 9:00–1:00 | $115

Youth Runner Elite Overnight Camps
August 2-8 @ Lewis and Clark College
Grades: 6th–8th | Starting at $575


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