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.
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 enjoyable.
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.
“Working with the running community there are a few things that really make it all worth it. Working with high school kids and coaching middle school kids helps remind me of the positive benefit that exercise, hard-work, and discipline can have. I make it a goal to make physical activity a fun and meaningful endeavor for folks I get to coach.”