Winter Distance Camp

“Everyone trains in the summer. Champions train all year long!”

Due to the unknown circumstances related to COVID-19 and the indoor nature of this event which brings kids from around the area together, we’ve sadly decided to cancel camp for 2020.

Big River’s Winter Distance Camp for 6th – 12th graders is a great way to get a jump start on the upcoming track season or to build a base for winter training. Join us for a fun four days of training, the opportunity to meet other runners, the chance to learn from some of the best runners in the St. Louis area and, of course, to have a lot of fun! Runners will end camp feeling motivated and excited to reach their goals.

2020 Winter Distance Camp Canceled

Typically held December 27 – December 30

9:00am – 1:00pm *last day ends at noon

Kirkwood Community Center & Park (first three days)
MICDS (last day)

Join Us

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’s camp. Runners from more than 80 schools in the St. Louis region have attended camp.

Camp Highlights

Informative Speakers

Training Runs & Workouts

Games & Bonding Activities

Yummy Lunches

College Athlete Panel Discussion

Free Hooded Sweatshirts

Big River Indoor Track Meet/Waffle Brunch – On the final day of camp, we put on a mock track meet followed by our famous all-you-can-eat waffle brunch. The race is a fun way to learn about the competition aspect of running while giving campers the opportunity to earn braggin’ rights!


Camp Fees

  • $100 per athlete for 4 days
  • $75 per athlete for 3 days
  • $90 for additional children in a family (use code “SIBLING” when registering a 2nd or 3rd child; valid on 4-day reg only)

Your Fee Includes

  • Instruction by experienced camp staff
  • Official Winter Distance Camp hooded sweatshirt
  • Daily post-run lunch
  • Training information
  • Big River Indoor Track Meet & Brunch

Sign Up


Paper form (HERE) may be used to register on-site on the first day of camp. Please bring the completed form and a check on the first day. Do not mail in your paper form.