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The South Sound Cross Country Camp makes an annual donation to the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Scholarship Fund.


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2018 Camp Information

Any athlete who is pre-registered for camp before June 1 will receive free tickets to this year's Brooks PR Invite.

Camp Registration is available at all South Sound Running Locations beginning in April 2018. You may also print out a camp registration form here and mail it in with your payment. Day of camp registration is availalble as well. On line registration will be active by the end of April


Camp Dates: July 23-27

Camp notes and documents from our training sessions will be found in the links below. Also, pictures are being posted on our facebook page daily.

Brooks has been a supporter of the South Sound camp from our inception. For those athletes attending The Fort Steilacoom Invitational or Sunfair, be sure to stop by the Brooks tent.

South Sound Running has been a supporter of the camp since our beginning. They offer a 15% discount on spikes for athletes and will be hosting spike nights once the season begins (sept 1,2, & 3). South Sound Running also host regular runs from their locations. Visit their website for more information.

If you are a former camper who has graduated high school and are interested in being a counselor, please contact us.


Come dressed to run every day. It is a good idea to pack an extra pair of socks, and maybe an extra shirt and shorts. You should also pack a jacket or sweatshirt and training pants in case it gets a bit cool. There will be a snack break each day. Bring along some healthy food and a water bottle. We will have water and sports drinks available. You may also want to bring a camera, sun screen, and sunglasses. We have South Sound Running coming on Monday and Brooks will be there on Wednesday. We are anticipating one of our larger camps this year.

All Campers will receive a Brooks technical camp shirt, water bottle, and Brooks item.

Camp begins at 8 and ends at 12:30.

Team Registration

Register with your team and get a discount. When seven runners register from the same team, the 8th is free. Registration brochures will be available on line in November and at area running stores.

Camp Information

The South Sound Cross Country Camp is a day camp for runners of all abilities. The camp was developed by a group of top high school coaches in the South Sound to meet the needs of local middle and high school cross country runners and is open to athletes from 7th through 12th grades. Our goal is to provide a quality instructional camp for those athletes unable to go to an overnight camp, as well as those seeking an additional running camp opportunity. 

Camp Setting

The camp will be located at Lakes High School and Fort Steilacoom Park. Fort Steilacoom Park is one of the finer running areas in the South Sound and it is on the Fort Steilacoom trails that South Sound Cross Country Camp runners will do the majority of their training.There are miles of trails in the park, with terrain ranging from flat trails through the meadows to steep and challenging hills. The park is the site of several major cross-country meets every year, including the Fort Steilacoom Invitational, Narrows League, Nisqually League, & South Puget Sound 2A, 3A, and 4Ameets.Runners will also have access to daily ice baths, and cross training equipment. Every year numerous campers have been represented at the state meet as well as Borderclash, Nike Nationals, and Footlocker.

Camp Staff

Joe Clark: Lakes High School. Six time League Coach of the Year, meet director of the Fort Steilacoom X/C Invitational meet, president Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association

Terry Rice: Curtis & Stadium High Schools. Three time Narrows League Coach of the Year and Meet Director for the Tiger Classic X/C Invitational meet.

Ben Mangrum: Curtis High School Head Cross Country and Track Coach.

Joel Wingard:  Member of Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame and former Gig Harbor coach.

Kevin Wright: Capital High School Girls coach. Capital has one of the longest strings of consecutive state meet appearances in the state.

Danny Richards: Stadium High School girls coach.

Jenny Lange: Steliacoom High School coach.

Our counselors come from former South Sound Campers. Thier experience includes High School and collegiate championship competition. Several have been award winners and All Americans in high school and college.

Each camper will receive:

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