If you haven’t heard by now, let us be the first to let you in on some exciting news. In September of this year there is a weekend long summer camp for adult runners! Yes, you read that correctly; the age-old tradition of summer camp we all grew up with as children, but with the benefits of being an adult (aka “open bar”) and a runner.
Camp Runabout will be held September 21st – 24th in the Pocono Mountains. This adventure is the brainchild of Bill Reifsnyder, who is a two-time National Marathon Champ and was ranked the second road racer in the world by “Runner’s World” magazine in 1991. But don’t let his credential scare you away; Camp Runabout is for runners of all abilities.
Let’s make one thing clear, this camp is not about getting fit in three days. Sure you are bound to learn some great things to help you become a better runner, but this camp is about heading to the mountains for a long weekend to hang out with a bunch of other runners who are also looking to have fun! So if you want to do a little running, make some new running friends, act like a kid again, throw back a few cold ones and enjoy some quality entertainment, then Camp Runabout may be the ticket.
It’s not just about running…..
Along with the scheduled morning runs, the price of admission also includes zip lining, kayaking, canoeing and more for each runner! Think of this weekend as a social event with a running theme.
The all-inclusive price of admission will include the following:
- Three nights lodging
- All meals and snacks
- Mimosa and Bloody Marys for Breakfast
- Camp activities (zip line, kayaking, canoeing, and more….)
- Olympians Carrie Tollefson and Todd Williams
- Open bars all evening
- Campfires with S’mores
- Nighly entertainment
- Free pair of Spenco recovery sandals for every runner
- A super soft camp tee
- And of course; running!
After all, who wouldn’t want to run trails like these?
Thinking it may be difficult to get to the Pocono’s from Philly? Not to worry! If enough local Philadelphia runners sign up, a bus will be offered from center city to the camp.