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Gustavus Running Camps

2018 Boys & Girls Running Camps

The Gustavus Running Camp is now going into its 9th year. Due to increased enrollment over the past few years, the Gustavus Running Camp will again offer a second session! This will allow the camp to continue to work with smaller numbers so each camper receives more one on one attention. The Gustavus Running Camp is designed to broaden each athlete’s knowledge of running and motivate each person to perform his or her best, while coming away with the feeling of being a part of the team!

  • Enrollment: 40 campers per session.
  • Arrival and Departure: Camp Registration is from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday.  Camp will end on Thursday at 11:00am.
  • What to bring? Campers should bring running shoes, workout clothes, towel, toiletries, swimming suit, water bottle and a fan.  Bedding is provided.
  • Expectation for runners to be ready to run between 15-40 miles during camp.
  • Focus of the camp is to set goals, network, explore each individual’s running potential and have fun in the process.
Session 1 | June 17th - 21st
Entering Grades: 7th - 12th
Cost: $395 for the Week

Credit card processing fee applies for online registrations.
Session 2 | June 24th - 28th
Entering Grades: 7th - 12th
Cost: $395 for the Week

Credit card processing fee applies for online registrations.

Print Mail-In Registration


  • Groups: $10 off per runner - 2 or more from same school (send registrations together).
  • Family: $20 off per runner - 2 or more from same family.

Camp Site
The Gustavus Running Camp will be hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College located in St Peter, Minnesota.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Mid-distance Training and Racing Techniques
  • Proper Running Form-Video Analysis
  • Mid-distance Training and Racing Techniques
  • Long distance Training and Racing Techniques
  • Steeple Chase
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Visualizing and Mental Imagery
  • Injury Prevention and Injury Identification
  • Strength Training for Runners
  • Goal Setting
  • Cross Training
  • Dynamic Warm-up and Flexibility Drills

Special Features

  • Olympic Marathon Trials competitor to speak at Session 1
  • Video Analysis - each camper will be filmed during camp to analyze running form; prior to any instruction or demonstration and again later in the week.
  • Each camper will receive an authentic running camp T-shirt.
  • Campers will eat in the nationally recognized Gustavus dining service.
  • A personalized training program with handouts of information covered during the camp.
  • Camp Counselors will be Gustavus XC athletes/alumni

Running Camp Will Be Conducted By:

  • Gustavus Head Coach Dale Bahr - Bahr has worked with many All-Conference and All-American runners at Gustavus Adolphus College. Bahr is former NCAA Division II 800 Meter Champion and multi-All-American.
  • Gustavus Assistant Coach Brenden Huber - Huber is a former South Dakota All-State cross-country runner and competed for the University of South Dakota.

For More Information
Contact: Dale Bahr (507) 340-2237 (cell) or email: