DWRunning Training Camp

DWRunning is super excited to host our second annual training camp, held in Ludington, Michigan over Labor Day weekend, 2017! As with last year's camp, the goal of the camp is to provide an opportunity to get in some strong training (primarily leading into the fall season), build camaraderie and have FUN. Allie and I look forward to hosting and hope many of you join us on this adventure!

For those unfamiliar with Ludington, it is home of an awesome state park with beautiful trails and dunes, located right on Lake Michigan. Allie's high school team also hosted training camps here every summer, so it has been vetted for running and is a great place to get fit!


The Itinerary

+ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
9:00am - Chicagoans begin travel to Ludington
3:00pm - All athletes meet at rental house
4:00pm - Easy trail run, followed by flexibility, strides & a dip in the lake
7:30pm - Dinner at the house
8:30pm - Campfire

+ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
8:30am - Road tempo & hill run, followed by GS & flexibility
11:00am - Brunch
12:00pm - Free time, option to hang out in the state park
4:00pm - Optional shakeout run
6:00pm - Dinner & House of Flavors (ice cream) in town
8:30pm - Campfire

+ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD
9:00am - Easy trail run, followed by flexibility & an optional dip in the lake
11:00am - Brunch
12:00pm - 20 minute massages & free time
7:00pm - Dinner at the house
8:00pm - Movie

+ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
7:30am - Long run on the roads/trails, followed by flexibility & strength
11:30am - Brunch & closing at the house
Depart


The House

With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fire pit and direct beach access, this house is an AWESOME home base for our trip. It is located in a quiet area of town, just 5 miles from Ludington State Park and 2 miles from downtown Ludington. Some attendees will be required to share beds, though specific sleeping arrangements will be determined in the future.


The Details

  • Cost is $475 per person
    • Includes lodging, ALL meals & snacks from Friday evening through Monday brunch, massages and a tiny amount of gas money (to be distributed to those driving the group between the house and the state park)
    • Transit costs to get to the camp will be separate since not all DWRunners will be coming from the same place
  • (Initially) Limited to 12 DWRunners (plus the hosts, Dan & Allie Walters) - If more than 12 people express interest, we will offer a discounted option for those willing to sleep on an air mattress and/or consider hosting a second camp
  • Half of the cost will be due upon confirmation of "entry" into the camp. If your plans change and someone else wishes to take your place, you will be fully refunded, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited.

The Application

"Applications" for those interested in attending the training camp will be open and accepted from Wednesday, April 12th through Wednesday, April 19th. Please enter your name below and based on interest, we will either hold a lottery or accept all interested. Be on a lookout for a communication in the days after the lottery closes.

Name *
Name
Please include any information that may be relevant, from restrictions/allergies to sensitivities to dislikes of certain foods.