Boulder Running Camps 

We offer both In-Person and Virtual Camps 

2021 In-Person Camps Information

We’re going to have an incredible camp this year and we hope you can join us!

Our first camp will be July 7th-14th, with a likely second week of camp July 14th-18th. 

To ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff, as well as abide by changing county, state, and CU campus Covid-19 restrictions, camp will be smaller than normal but offer a much more individualized and invigorating experience. Please read the details about our 2021 Performance Camp below, which will be unlike any other camp experience in the country. 

Important Details

1. Camp registration is not yet open at this time. We will have more details announced on March 11th. Given the exclusivity of the camp structure this year, we have a limited number of spots, which will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can be added to our waiting list by clicking here. 

2. Please do not buy plane tickets until after you are confirmed for camp registration. We encourage you to buy refundable or transferable plane tickets, as well as wait to purchase until closer to the camp start date. 

We are not responsible for refunding airfare should Covid-related restrictions change in a way that could cancel camp.
 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Make sure you’re on our email list and we’ll update you on March 11th with the latest information. 

Learn More About the Performance Camp

2021 Performance Camp Details

Each camper will live an elite athlete lifestyle for five days. The coaching staff will lead athletes through three distinct practice sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (plus a long run on Sunday).

Athletes will learn how to execute a proper warm-up as well as several general strength routines, plus a comprehensive cool-down. Coaches will teach a variety of self-therapy techniques to stay injury-free.

Coach Jeff Boelé will evaluate each athlete’s biomechanics and in a later video session, each athlete will get feedback on how to correct their mechanics plus detailed strengthening and flexibility plans they can take home to their coach (and physical therapist, chiropractor, etc.).   

All campers who attend this performance camp will be expected to attend the virtual camp – which they’ll be a part of for free – in early June. This allows campers to have seen some of the warm-ups, cool-downs, and self-therapy routines, and will then allow us to correct mechanics for each athlete based on their specific imbalances and asymmetries. This camp will set up athletes for a year of injury-free training, which is the key to making a performance jump in the fall. 

Because campers will have heard Coach Jay Johnson’s presentations based on his book Consistency Is Key, he’ll go into detail about the training athletes need to be doing to reach their potential, something there isn’t time for in a regular camp. There will also be presentations on nutrition and sleep, as well as a presentation on the college recruiting process. 

We’ll still have fun! We’ll still do Camp Olympics, and we’ll still spend Saturday evening on the iconic Pearl Street pedestrian mall.  

This is a camp for athletes serious about making a jump in performance. 

You do not have to be elite, or even fast, to attend this camp, but you do have to be serious about becoming an excellent runner.

This experience is not one we can facilitate when we have 100+ campers, and we’re excited about being able to offer it this year.  

Parents in the Boulder area, or traveling with their child, will be encouraged to partake in the Biomechanics Analysis session, the sessions on sleep and nutrition, and the session on the college recruiting process. 

We have a limited number of spots for this camp!

Make sure you’re on our email list and we’ll update you on March 11th with the latest information about this special opportunity.

 

Get on the Waitlist!

2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp

This summer we held our first virtual camp and it was a hit! 

Our virtual camps offer passionate runners who are eager to improve a unique opportunity to learn more about the sport and become a better runner.

This winter we're excited to deliver an even better camp experience. Plus, you'll get a bundle of gear as part of your registration!

Click the button below for detailed camp information. 

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Training Videos

Training videos featuring Coach Jeff Boelé and his athletes demonstrating exercises and routines that will help every high school athlete. Everything from dynamic warm-up routines, to general strength routines, shin split and IT-band injury prevention techniques (using lacrosse balls).  

10 Awesome Webinars 

Ten 90-minute webinars, hosted by Coach Jay. In addition to the guest speakers, Coach Jay, Coach Jeff, and Whitney Macon will answer questions about training. All webinars will be recorded so you don’t have to join us live. The webinars start December 28th, yet you can register for the camp at any time, go back and watch the webinars you’ve missed, then catch up with us in January 2021.  

Consistency Is Key Book

A copy of Coach Jay’s Consistency Is Key: 15 Ways to Unlock Your Potential as a High School Runner. 

This concise book, which can be read in less than two hours, explains the fundamentals of running. During the webinars Coach Jay will answer training questions to help athletes reach their potential this spring.

The Gear

You'll get a Nike Dri-Fit shirt in either Teal or Green. Plus a Nalgene water bottle, two lacrosse balls for myofascial release work, and a mini-band for a routine we’ll teach in our videos. 

The Gear Plus The Hoodie

The Nike hoodie with the camp logo is a great addition to the gear. The hoodie is only $45 and will no doubt be a camp favorite.

Dates and Times

12 pm EST/9 am PST (which allows most athletes to get in their morning run, refuel, then join us). 

December 28th, 29th, 30th - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 

January 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th - Saturdays (we’re skipping January 16th)

February 6th, 13th, and 20th - Saturdays

You don't have to attend each session live!

All sessions with be recorded and we'll send you the recordings within 48 hours (and typically 24 hours).

You can register for camp at any time and we'll send all of the videos, as well as your gear.
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Frequently Asked Questions
"My favorite part of camp was how engaging it was. 
Being able to talk to Jay, Jeff, Whitney, and the other speakers. Being able to ask questions as well.
I gained so much valuable information and can't wait for next year!
Thank You!"
2020 Summer Virtual Camp Attendee
"Everyone involved in the camp has an apparent passion for running.
All of the speakers and guests were knowledgeable, positive, and fun!
It was solid all around!!! "
2020 Summer Virtual Camp Attendee
"I loved all of the guest speaker presentations, I feel like I learned so much from them.
Each presentation had its own lessons to teach us and I rarely felt like one presentation just retread what another already went over.
Being able to ask questions during the presentations was great, the up-vote feature was also nice."
2020 Summer Virtual Camp Attendee

Winter Virtual Camp

Teal Shirt

Register for the 2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp and get the Teal Nike Dri-Fit shirt and the rest of the camp gear, including a copy of Consistency Is Key.

Tuition is $247 through December 13th, then the price increases to $297.

Register

Winter Virtual Camp

Green Shirt

Register for the 2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp and get the Green Nike Dri-Fit shirt and the rest of the camp gear, including a copy of Consistency Is Key.

Tuition is $247 through December 13th, then the price increases to $297.

Register

Winter Virtual Camp

Teal Shirt plus Hoodie

Register for the 2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp and get the Teal Nike Dri-Fit shirt, a Nike hoodie, and the rest of the camp gear, including a copy of Consistency Is Key.

Tuition with the hoodie is $292 (with the $45 hoodie) through December 13th, then the price increases to $342. 

Register

Winter Virtual Camp

Green Shirt plus Hoodie

Register for the 2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp and get the Green Nike Dri-Fit shirt, a Nike hoodie, and the rest of the camp gear, including a copy of Consistency Is Key.

Tuition with the hoodie is $292 (with the $45 hoodie) through December 13th, then the price increases to $342. 

Register

Camp Director Jay Johnson

Coach Jay founded the Boulder Running Camps in 2002, which has been sponsored by Nike since it's inception. He's coached high school, collegiate, and professional runners for more than two decades, including three USATF champions in cross country, indoor track, and road racing.

Johnson has a M.S. in kinesiology and applied physiology from the University of Colorado, where he was a member of the varsity cross country team featured in Chris Lear's cult-classic Running with the Buffaloes.
 
 
His first book for high school runners, Consistency Is Key: 15 Ways to Unlock Your Potential as a High School Runner, was released in June of 2020.

Speakers - Winter Virtual Camp

Click photos to read full bios

Jeff Boelé

Head Coach - Elevated Performance. Jeff coaches a group of professional and semi-professional athletes in Boulder, Colorado.

Whitney Macon

Professional Runner, Coach, and Boulder Running Camps Senior Staff Member. NCAA Team Champion at the University of New Mexico and Harvard alum.

Phil Wharton

Phils is a musculoskeletal therapist and founder of Wharton Healthy. Phil has worked with Olympic medalists, World Record Holders, national teams, high school athletes and teams. Phil is the author of the Wharton Health book series.

John O'Malley 

John is the boy's cross country and track coach at Sandburg High School (IL) and he's the only person to have coached two Footlocker Champions.

Pete Julian

Pete coaches professional runners for Nike, including the American Record Holder in the 800m, Donavan Brazier. Pete ran professionally for Adidas.

Kim O'Malley

As a content developer for Girls On the Run International, the former curriculum specialist for the Girl’s Athletic Leadership School network (GALS INC)

Pat Werhane

Nike Running - Sports Marketing Manager - High School Running and Nike Trail

John Sipple

John is the boy's cross country and track coach at Downers Grove North (IL) where he has coached two NXN, qualifying teams, including a 4th place finish in 2017. 

Alex Lyons

Alex Lyons is the girl's country coach at Lyons Township High School (IL).  In his first three years, Alex's teams finished 5th, 3rd, and 4th at the Illinois state cross country meet. 

Riley Macon 

Riley Macon is the Interim Head Cross Country and Distance coach at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Since 2017, Riley has served as the Deputy Camp Director for the Boulder Running Camps.

Speaker Bios - Winter Virtual Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email us at [email protected] if you have specific questions.