November 4 - 6, 2016

Texas Trail Camp

Park Rd 1-C

Smithville, TX 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K, Trail Camp

This Event Took Place Sun. Nov 6, 2016

Welcome to Texas Trail Camp

We are excited to bring the 2016 Texas Trail Camp here to Smithville Texas. We wanted to create a trail camp that would give benefits to all ranges of trail runners starting from new runners to grizzled veterans. The trail camp is filled with coaching from some of the best ultra runners in the country, industry professionals and the pioneers of the sport as well.

Along with the classes that are scheduled we will also have many optional running times as well for those seeking more miles and more time with athletes on the trails as well.

The camp is designed on also giving you information that will help to round you runner. From strength classes, yoga, cooking classes and more you will leave with a wealth of knowledge to help you get to the next level.

We will finish our camp with a Trail Camp Race. You will get to decided on the 5k, 10k or 13.1 to test all of you new knowledge and get to run with the camp crew as well.

So no matter if you are running trails for the first time or you are looking to run 100 milers better we have the right people in place to help you get there.


Calum Neff- Calum has travelled the world quite a bit. Originally Canadian, he was born in Aberdeen (Scotland), but now lives in Houston, Texas. Within the running scene he has not only been calling attention to himself by being a qualified running coach, but also as an athlete. He has taken part in the World Championships in mountain running twice, his personal best in marathon is 2:22 and he won the Wings for Life World Run in North America in 2014. In the beginning of February 2016 he set another milestone, running a half marathon in 1:11 pushing his daughter in a stroller- World record!

Gia Madole- Professional Strength Coach out of Colorado. Has won both the Tahoe 200 and the Bigfoot 200. Is the only female to win (2) 200 milers in the US. 2nd at Cruel Jewel in 2015.Running UTMB in 2016.

Lauren Ross R.D.- Lauren is a licensed dietician that centers around growing, cooking, and eating a well-balanced base diet with plenty of plants and choosing whole-food sources of fuel as much as possible

Gordy Ansleigh- The Legend, the Original and the Founder of the Western States 100

Gordy Ansleigh the Godfather of the 100 miler will be joining us as well as our special guest.

Tracie Akerhielm, M.S.- Tracie has studied and taught exercise science classes and labs at Texas Tech University and at Texas Woman's University, and holds a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology. She competed at TTU in cross-country and track, and currently runs for Altra Footwear and the Trail Racing Over Texas team. She will be presenting topics on the fundamentals and principles of training and common misconceptions of exercise.

Whats Included

Trail Camp from Friday-Sunday
Housing Available unless Chosen to Camp/Lodge Separately
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Catered Meals. Vegan, Vegetarian Options Available.
Swag Bag (Altra Shirt, Nathan Bottle, Feetures Socks, TROT Buff, Trail Toes, Camp Notebook and Materials)
Finishers Medal for the Camp Race on Sunday
Free Photos Post Race from Myke H.


Friday November 4th

3-5pm Open Times to Show and Get Settled @ Group Pavilion

5-6pm Camp and Team Introductions @ Group Pavilion

6-7pm Dinner (Catered) @ Group Pavilion

7-8:30pm Night group Run different speeds 3 miles to 8 miles (optional)

8:30-9:30 Yoga with Bhakti Chavda (optional)

9:30-10:30 Hang out in the Group Hall

10:30 lights out

Saturday November 5th

6a-7:30am early run (optional)

7:30a-8am Sunrise Yoga with Bhakti Chavda

8-9am Breakfast (Catered)

9-9:30 Camp Photos At Main Hall

9:30a-12:30p Groups (Green, Yellow and Red will alternate)

1. In the Kitchen Nutrition (Lauren Ross) 9:30-10:30a

2. Running 101 (Cal Neff) 10:30-11:30a

3. Strengthening you as a Runner (Gia Madole) 11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30 Lunch (Catered)

1:30-4:30 Groups (Green, Yellow and Red will alternate)

4. Running Up hills/down hills with form instructions (Cal Neff and Gia Madole)

5. Hydration and Calories (Lauren Ross/Maggie Guterl)

6. Exercise Physiology for Exercise Science (Tracie Akerhielm)

4:30-6 Training Plans and Race Day Racing (Cal Neff)

Dinner 6-7pm (Catered)

7-8:30 Night Run different speeds 3 miles to 8 miles (optional)

8:30-9:30 Yoga with Bhakti Chavda

9:30-10:30 Campfire Night

10:30 lights out

Sunday November 6th

6a-7:30am early run (optional)

7:30-8am Sunrise Yoga with Bhakti Chavda

8-9am Breakfast

9-11am Chaffing, Blisters and More (Vincent Antunez)

11:00-12:00pm Lunch

12:00-4p Trail Camp Race (Noon-13.1, 2pm-10k, 3pm 5k)

4:00-4:45 Medals, Swag and Pictures

5pm Camp is Over

Local time: 4:54 AM


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