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Big River Cross Country Camp

“Humidity..the altitude of the Midwest!”XC camp logo 2017

Big River Running’s Cross Country Camp is a great way to get a jump start on the 2017 cross country season. Bring yourself or your whole team for a great week of training, the opportunity to meet other runners, the chance learn from some of the best runners in the St. Louis area and, of course, to have a lot of fun! Campers will end the week feeling motivated and excited to reach their goals for the upcoming season.

2017 CAMP DATES – July 17 – July 21
Registration is open!

2017 Cross Country Camp Information

Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017
8 am – Noon (Monday through Thursday)
10 am – 2 pm (Friday)

Christ Prince of Peace with running/workouts in Queeny Park  – Monday through Thursday
(417 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, just down the road from Big River – West County) 

Schroeder Park/Manchester Pool – Friday
(359 Old Meramec Station Rd; Manchester, MO 63021)

Runners of all abilities in grades 6 – 12 who are interested in distance running. Everyone from beginning runners to those striving to be state champions can gain something from Big River Cross Country Camp. Runners from more than 80 schools in the St. Louis region have attended camp.

The cost of the camp is $125 per athlete
Teams of five or more pay $100 per athlete.
Campers who can’t attend all four days of camp may register for a reduced fee.


  • One-on-one instruction by experienced camp staff
  • Official camp shorts
  • Daily post-run lunch
  • Training information
  • Big River XC Challenge with post-race BBQ and pool party

Camp Schedule (Monday – Thursday at Christ Prince of Peace):
7:45: Check -in Begins
8:00: Camp Starts – Announcements
8:05: Daily Run/Workout
9:00: Technical Drills
10:00: Running 101 Class
11:00: Games
11:30: LUNCH
12:00: Camp Ends


  • Running 101 Class – Each day an expert will talk about various topics such as proper running form, nutrition, training philosophies, race day preparation, injury selection, proper shoe selection and more.
  • Free Stuff – Surprise goodies from Big River Running given away all week long!
  • Panel Discussion – Current and former collegiate runners will answer questions about running in college, the recruitment process and coping with life as a runner at the next level.
  • T-Shirt Exchange – Campers bring a school, cross country team or race t-shirt to trade with other campers.
  • Big River XC Challenge & Pool Party – The final day of camp will feature a fun cross country race. Campers will be divided into teams and the event will be scored just like in a real cross country race. After the race we a barbecue and pool party to celebrate our week of camp.
  • Watch how much fun camp can be with this awesome video!


  • Appropriate dress for a summer camp in St. Louis. It will be HOT! Lightweight, moisture-wicking shorts and tops are recommended.
  • Waterbottle! Water and Gatorade will be provided.
  • Towel for stretching and yoga. A change of clothes so you aren’t chilled in your sweaty clothes.
  • T-shirt from your school’s team, a favorite meet or a running-related shirt to exchange with other campers. BRING TUESDAY!
  • On the last day of camp be sure to bring your game face, swimsuit and a towel! No spikes needed.


Online registration is the preferred method and is FREE!
Online registration will close Friday, July 15 at noon. After this time, please print and fill out a paper form, bringing it along with a check to the first day of camp.
If you are unable to come to all five days of camp, you can register online or with the paper form and pay a reduced fee.

Big River Cross Country Camp Reg Form
Mail or drop off your completed form and payment (payable to Big River Running at Big River – West County; Attn: Katie Helbig, 14047 Manchester Rd., Manchester, MO 63011.
After July 13, bring your form and payment directly to camp.

*TEAM REGISTRATION – Teams with 5 or more participants pay $100 per camper! For your convenience, teammates can register separately online or via paper form, however, if you don’t end up with 5 team members we will assess a $25 fee per camper.

Complete camp information including directions and details will be emailed to participants a few days prior to the beginning of camp.

Questions? Contact us at 636-394-5500 or info@bigriverrunning.com

Thank you to our camp sponsors: