Brendan Curtin May 27, 2014 TWEET COMMENTS 3

5 Must-Do Trail-Running Camps - Page 4

4. Team Red, White and Blue Trail Running Camp


Team Red, White and Blue campers explore Texas hill country. Photo by Don Hauk.

Participants in the Team Red, White and Blue (TRWB) Trail Running Camp will rub elbows with a host of elite men and women, including, but not limited to, Jason Schlarb, winner of the 2013 Run Rabbit Run 100; Max King, winner of the 2011 XTERRA Trail Running World Championships; and Alison Bryant, 2nd-place finisher in the 2012 La Sportiva Mountain Cup.

It’s the access to this crew of elite mentors that Liza Howard, an avid runner and member of the TRWB Trail Running Camp Advisory Board, says sets this camp apart. With a 5:1 participant-to-mentor ratio, the trail runs and lectures on nutrition, basic first aid and injury prevention have a personal feel.

TRWB, an organization which helps veterans integrate back into civilian life, has hosted the trail-running camp at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas for the past two years. “Camp Eagle has a really good mix of singletrack and technical terrain,” says Howard. The TRWB Trail Running Camp culminates each year with an obstacle course complete with mud pit and river crossing. Howard says that watching the elite athletes race each other on the course is one of the highlights of the camp.

The price of the 2014 camp is yet to be determined, but will cover the food, lodging and lecture sessions for the duration of the stay. TRWB welcomes all military personnel, active or retired, as well as civilians to take part. “The camp is an opportunity for folks to talk to vets on runs and draw them into the trail-running community,” says Howard. “The big picture is that it is a wonderful community to be a part of.”


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