2017 Camp Schedule

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

  • Speaker:  Phil Stewart, Race Director Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, Founder, Road Race Management

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

  • Speaker: Jim Estes, Director of Events, USA Track & Field

10:15-11:00 AM: Building Relationships in the Running Industry

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

11:00-11:15 AM: Break

11:15-Noon: Personal PR/Working with the Media

  • Speaker: Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile, EventPRO

Noon-12:45 PM: Lunch 

1:00-1:45 PM: Overview of Distance Training Centers

  • Speaker: Pat Goodwin, Team USA Minnesota

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

  • Speaker: Robert Molke, Team USA Minnesota, Joanna Thompson, ZAP Fitness

3:00 -4:00 PM: Achieving Success Off-The-Track: Pro Runner Support Initiatives

  • Speaker: Jack Wickens, AthleteBiz Founder & USATF Foundation board member

4:00-5:00 PM: Agent Representation vs. Self Representation

  • Speaker: Merhawi Keflezighi, Hawi Management

6:30 PM-9:00 PM VIP Dinner

Saturday, July 22

6:30 AM: Meet to Run

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00-9:45 AM: Anti-Doping Compliance

  • Speaker:  Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director

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

  • Speaker:  Bill Orr, Elite Recruiter for LA Marathon, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, and others

10:30-11:00 AM: Taxes, Finances and Health Insurance Related to Professional Running

  • Speaker:  Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director

11:00-11:45 AM: PRRO Circuit, RRCA Roads Scholar Program, RRM Online Guide, and Other Resources/Closing remarks and camp review



Applications for the 2016 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 mid-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 15 so long as your NCAA eligibility is completed before the Camp date which will be July 14-16, 2016.

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