P3R Junior Running Camp is the perfect place for your child to learn about running and have fun at the same time. Our coaches teach running form, pacing and technique, but we also want to have fun. We encourage team building, try healthy snacks and play games that will have your child laughing until you pick them up from camp.
Camp takes place 2 times a week for 5 weeks in July at North Park and South Park. Information on our 2018 Junior Running Camp and NEW Middle School Conditioning Camp will be posted in Spring 2018.
Our Camp Coaches and volunteers are avid runners and ready to teach your child about running based on age and ability level.
- Dave and Keri Spell are our coaches at South Park. Coach Dave is the Head Coach of the Steel City Road Runners, RRCA Level I Certified Coach, and Kids of STEEL Coach. Dave and Keri are teachers and are parents of two daughters, ages 9 and 11. They enjoy bringing their passion for teaching and running together to encourage young runners to live an active lifestyle.
- Betsy Magovern is our coach at North Park. She has been with the North Park camp since the beginning and has been running for fun and exercise since college. Helping to pace races and advising other runners to meet their goals is one of her favorite reasons to run. She received her RRCA coaching certification in June 2015.
- Stu Jones is our Coach at North Park. Stu is P3R's Youth Outreach Coordinator, Project R.U.N. coach and was an All-American track athlete at Wheeling Jesuit University. Stu is a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach. He continues to run and compete at national club level events.
- Nick Fischer, RD, LDN, is our Coach at North Park. Nick is P3R's Event and Program Dietitian and a coach/nutrition consultant with USA Cycling. He continues to compete in endurance cycling events.