2018 Schedule


Friday, July 20


6:30 AM: Meet to Run

8:30-9:00 AM: Check-in and Breakfast provided by RRCA (Shenandoah Room - Holiday Inn)

9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome and Overview of RunPro Camp

  • Speakers: Jean Knaack, Executive Director

9:15-10:00 AM:  USA Track & Field and USATF Running Circuit

  • Speaker: Mike Scott, USATF

10:00-11:00 AM: Building Relationships in the Running Industry

  • Speaker: Ben Rosario, HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite

11:00-11:15 AM: Break

11:15-Noon: Continuing Your Education While Running Pro

  • Speaker: Steve Taylor, Collegiate Running Association

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch 

1:00-1:45 PM:   Taking Care of Your Mental Health Needs

  • Speaker: Rachel Tambling, PhD

2:00-3:00 PM: Training at a Distance Center

  • Speaker: Team USA Minnesota, ZAP Fitness, District Track Club

3:00 -4:00 PM:  Agent Representation vs. Self Representation

  • Speakers: Hawi Sports Management and Elite Runner Management

4:00-5:00 PM: Anti-Doping Compliance

  • Speaker: Greta Neimanas, Athlete Educator, USADA

6:30 PM-9:00 PM VIP Dinner

  • Speaker: Jared Ward, 2016 U.S. Olympian

Saturday, July 21

6:30 AM: Meet to Run

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM:  Achieving Success Off-The-Track: Pro Runner Support Initiatives

  • Speaker:  Jack Wickens, AthleteBiz & USATF Foundation

9:30 - 10:00 AM: Understanding the Differences Between Running Pro on the Track and the Roads

  • Speaker:  Pat Goodwin, Team USA Minnesota

10:00-10:45 AM: Professional Athlete Recruitment and Running for Prize Money

  • Speaker:  Bill Orr, Elite Athlete Coordinator, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

10:45-11:30 AM: Taxes & Finances

  • Speaker:  Lauren Zangardi Haynes, Spark Financial Advisors

11:30 AM - Noon: Final Thoughts and Additional Support Opportunities

  • Speakers:  Jean Knaack,  RRCA Executive Director, Phil Stewart, Road Race Management

See the full bios for all 2018 RunPro Camp Speakers



Applications for the 2019 RunPro Camp will be accepted through May 30.  

Please note that there is a limited amount of funding for travel reimbursement, as well as a limited number of complementary rooms available. All applications will be reviewed, and you will be notified by late-June if your travel and lodging will be covered. If funding does not cover your attendance at this camp, you will still have the opportunity to attend if you cover your travel and lodging costs.  You may apply for this camp before May 30 so long as your NCAA eligibility is completed before the Camp date which will be July 11-13, 2019 in Arlington, VA.

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