The Eastern Youth Running Camp is a summer tradition for many of the city’s top young runners. For over a decade, the camp which is led by long time Eastern HS track and XC coach Mike Horan, has poured into young runners encouraging the careers of many future stars in KY.
This year’s camp is Tuesday July 10th- Friday July 13th from 8am to Noon daily at Eastern.
Camp Info & Registration Form: Eastern Youth Running Camp
The camp has played host to many future all-state athletes, even including several future state champions and at least one All-American over the years.
But it isn’t just elite runners who love the camp. Each year serious runners are joined by many brand new runners and lots of young athletes looking for get fit before the fall sports season no matter the sport.
Campers learn about running form, proper warm-up activities, and general strength activities. The primary training session is early in the day followed by speakers, games, and relays.
The philosophy of “Running for Fitness, Running for Competition, and Running for Fun” is fostered by tremendous speakers and a great group of camp counselors including Eastern athletes and alumni.
Last year’s camp included over 100 young athletes from rising 2nd graders through rising 8th graders of all different skill and experience levels. The camp includes brand new runners and experienced competitors.