The Krush Program distance camp offers young runners a chance to work with professional coaches and runners. It also offers those coaches and runners a chance to share their wealth of knowledge with the community, said organizer Jayson Jackson.
The camp, which will be held July 21-25 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Circleville Park, is aimed at middle and high school athletes of all abilities. Sessions will teach active stretching, workouts based on ability and age, plyometrics and drills, and will feature a speaker. Jackson said the camp is open to all aspiring runners.
“A primary goal is to interact with other kids and help everyone have a better season,” he said.
Camp staff will include Jackson, cross country and track and field coach for St. Joseph's Catholic Academy; Artie Gilkes, professional coach and assistant cross country and track and field coach for State College Area High School; Rebecca Donaghue, State College cross country coach and professional runner; and Nick Scarpello, a recent alum of the Penn State track and field and cross country programs.
Registration is available through the Krush Program website (http://krushprogram.com) through July 14. The cost is $125 and scholarships are available for those in need. For more information, contact Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marathoners for Medicine
The Marathoners for Medicine team has been selected as a local cummunity hero for the Central PA 4th Fest. The team raised over $50,000 for Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) in 2014, bringing the total raised since John Domico starting the fundraiser in 2003 to over $500,000.
Twenty-six runners, including Penn State Cross Country Club members, Penn State graduate students, faculty, staff, and Centry County residents ran a spring marathon or half marathon as part of the team this year. Sue Paterno, Olympian and Penn State alum Greg Fredericks, and Penn State women’s volleyball coach Russ Rose served as honorary coaches.