2017 Camp Schedule (2018 Schedule will be posted in May)

Thursday, July 20

4:00-6:00 PM: Check-in and Welcome Reception at RRCA office

Friday, July 21

6:30 AM: Meet to Run

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast provided by RRCA

9:00-9:30 AM: Welcome and Overview of Professional Distance Running

  • Speakers: Jean Knaack, Executive Director, RRCA & Pat Goodwin, Team USA Minnesota

9:30-10:15 AM:  USA Track & Field and USATF Running Circuit

  • Speaker: Mike Scott, USATF

10:15-11:00 AM: Competing while Planning for a Post-Running Career

  • Speaker: Chris Lundstrom, Team USA Minnesota

11:00-11:15 AM: Break

11:15-Noon: Developing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Speaker: Randy Accetta, RRCA Director of Coaching Education, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch 

1:00-1:45 PM:   Building Relationships in the Running Industry

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

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

  • Speaker: Johnny Crain and Matt McClintock, ZAP Fitness

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

  • Speakers: Hawi Keflezighi & John Hricay, Hawi Management

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

  • Speaker: Ben Wheeler, USADA

6:30 PM-9:00 PM VIP Dinner

  • Speaker: Michael Wardian, Professional distance runner

Saturday, July 22

6:30 AM: Meet to Run

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00-9:45 AM:  Achieving Success Off-The-Track: Pro Runner Support Initiatives

  • Speaker:  Jack Wickens, AthleteBiz & USATF Foundation

9:45-10:30 AM: Professional Athlete Recruitment and Running for Prize Money

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

10:30-11:15 AM: Taxes, Finance, Health Insurance and Additional Running Opportunities

  • Speaker:  Jean Knaack, Executive Director, RRCA

See the full bios for all 2017 RunPro Camp Speakers



Applications for the 2018 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 19-21, 2018 in Arlington, VA.

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