Youth Trail Running Camp – Max King
The forests of the magical redwoods national park can make you feel very small. Tucked away on the northern California coast these monstrous giant trees have a very distinct and unique ecosystem that we will get to explore throughout the week. From the lush green dense forest to the wide open beaches we’ll explore miles of the redwoods national park’s best trails.
A youth trail running camp experience for ages 15-20 designed to bring complete awareness to your time in the wilderness. Learn the in’s and out’s of trail running, how to stay safe deep in the mountains, and find that deeper connection to the world around you. Trail running technique, the importance of forest stewardship, healthy nutrition on and off the run, trail maintenance training and impact, trail etiquette, map reading and navigation skills will all be taught, providing the foundation for this impactful, awe-inspiring week.
The Wolf Creek Education Center in the Prairie Creek State Park will be your base for the week as you’ll explore the surrounding trails, push your limits, and learn to be at one with the wilderness.
Max Kingtrainer, coach
Max King is an American ultra-marathoner. He was the winner at the 2014 IAU 100 km World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships.
Apart from winning World Championships and multiple national awards, Max shares his love for the outdoors and skills to be self-sufficient in the forest and mountains.
Max has done a little bit of everything. From the roads and the track to trails and mountains he enjoys the sport of running and want to pass on what he’s learned over the years. He’s excited to share his experiences and knowledge in a small camp setting and instill a passion for adventure.
He lives in Bend, OR with his wife and two adventurous kids. He has multiple world championship titles and has run on trails all over the world with some of his favorite trails right here in Oregon.
His running camps focus on the fun aspects of trail running and to be comfortable and safe on the trail. Trail running, forest stewardship, nutrition, trail maintenance, trail etiquette, map reading and navigation skills are part of the kids and adult programs.
Experience Trail Running Like Never Before
“The camp is to help foster a level of comfort and independence while running trails in remote areas through education in map reading and navigation and to provide a level of understanding about forest issues and trail maintenance through hands-on work.
Our over-arching goal is to create capable trail runners and stewards with a lifelong love of nature.
It’s been a dream of mine to put together a running camp focused on the fun aspects of trail running and also provide the skills required to be self-sufficient in the forest and mountains. Really, just to be comfortable taking off on a trail with no particular destination in mind but with the knowledge of how to do it safely and enjoyably.
I’ve always felt like a camp should be more than just doing the same thing you could do on your own. It should be a learning experience where you take something away from the time you have at camp,” Max says.
You can find out more about Max King, his records and his training camps on his website: http://www.maxkingtrc.com