Intro to Running Training Camp

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

Are you a survivor who has been hesitant about committing to run the Marine Corps Marathon or Army Ten-Miler, but you know that 2017 is your year? Join us at the Inner Warrior Intro to Running Training Camp! We will share the journey with you from first steps to finish line.

Inner Warrior Intro to Running Training Camp

The TAPS Inner Warrior Program addresses health and wellness for survivors. We believe that knowledge, practical tools and radical self-care can help you reach your wellness goals. At the Intro to Running Training Camp, we’ll cover all of the basics for training for, and successfully completing, the Marine Corps Marathon or Army Ten-Miler. You’ll get a comprehensive introduction to running including customized training plans, nutrition and hydration information, gear and more. After the training camp has ended, we’ll have an ongoing community of coaches and peers for continued encouragement and accountability leading up to our races.

To join us at the Intro to Running Camp, complete a registration form.

Schedule

Day 1: We’ll start by learning how to find inspiration in ourselves and in each other. You’ll get an overview of the weekend and a chance to ask questions.

Day 2: The second day starts early with a run/walk (wherever you are in your running journey, it’s OK — even if you’re at the walking part!), information on stretching, warming up and cooling down. We’ll move into sessions on supportive core, mobility and strengthening exercises. We’ll round out the day with discussions of habituation, motivation, supportive nutrition, hydration and injury prevention.

Day 3: A run or run/walk session starts the day. Afterward, we’ll talk about races and athletic conditioning. We’ll work through training plans, help you set goals and connect you with your training group. You’ll have everything you need to make the next few months successful and create this version of yourself.

Training Camp Fees

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will cover lodging (you will share a room with another survivor), breakfast, transportation while at the camp, coaches, expert workshops, activities and a T-shirt.

You will be expected to cover the cost of your transportation to and from the event, some meals and your running gear (shoes, etc.).

Lodging and Transportation

You will need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Baltimore. The closest airport is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). If you plan to drive, parking will be available at the hotel. Plan to arrive in Baltimore by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31. Plan to depart on Sunday, April 2, after 2 p.m.

Information about the hotel will be provided upon registration.

Skill Level

This event is for those new to or getting back into running or consistent physical fitness or new to the distance you plan to run in the Marine Corps Marathon or Army Ten-Miler in the fall. We ask that participants are committed to choosing and following through with a fall Team TAPS race and willing to consult a health care provider for clearance to go the distance!

 

If you have any questions, please email innerwarrior@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).