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Lynn Canal Running Camp deadline nears

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 12:18am
Participants in last year's Lynn Canal Running Camp take a breather on the Spalding Meadows Trail during one of the daily activities.
Participants in last year's Lynn Canal Running Camp take a breather on the Spalding Meadows Trail during one of the daily activities.

One of Southeast’s, the state’s and the Pacific Northwest’s best running camps is approaching registration deadline.

The Southeast Road Runners’ is announcing the application deadline for the third annual Lynn Canal Running Camp. This week-long holistic running camp for high school youth will be June 23-29. Applications will be accepted through May 15th.

Held each year at the Eagle River Camp in Juneau, Alaska, campers will utilize the world-class trail system surrounding Alaska’s capital city. Camp breakout sessions include nutrition, strength training, yoga, sports psychology and 5k training principles. Along with daily adventure runs to glaciers, mountain meadows and snow-capped peaks, runners will have the opportunity to strengthen their running through goal setting and healthy relationship building. Runs will be wide-ranging, but all runners can expect to run between 25 and 50 miles during the camp depending on prior experience and ability.

“At camp, running became a social outing, adventure time, meditative time, therapy and self-esteem building... running was so much more than running.” - Maddy Poor, 2012 camp attendee now in her first season of cross country at Seattle Prep.

“This camp gives you th fundamentals on how to be a great runner, but at the same time you’re having a blast.” - Alex Daniels, Ketchikan High School.

Camp attendees have come from communities across Southeast Alaska, as well as the Lower 48. Space is limited, so campers are encouraged to apply early. Cost is $300 and includes all in-camp transportation, t-shirt, food and lodging. Scholarships are available, no one is turned away based on ability to pay. Participants are asked to leave all electronics behind, including iPods, iPads, laptops, CD players, smart phones and anthing that goes beep or boop.

The Eagle River Camp, 30 miles north of Juneau in the Tongass National Rainforest is the basecamp for campers and counselors.

For more information, or to register, visit <http://www.alaskaaccessibletravel.com/> http://southeastroadrunners.weebly.com/running-camps.html, or email Merry Ellefson at merrywayne@gmail.com or call (907) 500-8112, or Tristan Knutson-Lombardo at (907) 723-1772.

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