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Villanova Cross Country Camp Information



Running Works, Inc. Cross Country Camp provides the foundation for your high school cross country season. Train with top coaches and athletes; learn from special guest speakers; and run on scenic, wooded trails.

Founded by four-time Olympian Marcus O'Sullivan, the camp features 6 days of excellent training, conditioning, motivational activities and fun.

Staffed by certified coaches, NCAA All-Americans, and ECAC/IC4A Champions, you will enjoy both individual and small group instruction. Interactive seminars include: aqua running, stretching and flexibility, weight training, nutrition, gate analysis, goal setting, racing tactics and mental preparation. A certified trainer and lifeguard are also on staff.

The camp is situated by a pristine, private lake in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Canadensis, PA. Recreational activities such as swimming (pool), boating, volleyball and a game room are available. Campers stay in modern, supervised cabins, each equipped with bathrooms, showers and electricity. Three nutritious and delicious all-you-can-eat meals per day and a snack bar are provided.

This camp is for every level. You will be grouped by your ability and fitness, but please come with some summer training!

How to Register

August 16th - 21st, 1999
Cost: $380.00

A $190.00 deposit for the camp must accompany this application. Make check or money order payable to, RUNNING WORKS, INC. in care of Cricket Batz, P.O. Box 8832, Collingswood, NJ 08108. Complete camp information and directions will be mailed upon receipt of your application.

Team Discounts

If 5 or more from your team attend, there is a $10 discount on each person's tuition.

Refund Policy

No postponement, cancellation or refund of deposit will be given unless notification is received at least 8 weeks before camp opens. In that event, we will deduct $50.00 of the $190.00 advance deposit. No deposit is ever lost; credit (including the $50.00 deduction) will be made for future sessions for any applicant or camper he/she designates with approval of management within one year. There is no refund fee if a camper leaves camp prematurely. If a camper is injured or becomes ill and must leave prematurely (in our doctor's opinion), that camper will receive a credit slip for the unused time to be used within a one year period. No cash refunds.

Meet the Coaches

Marcus O'Sullivan is the head Track and Field Coach/ Cross Country Coach at Villanova University. He is a 3 time world indoor champion at 1500 meters and a former world record holder. He is also a 4 time Olympian and has run over 100 sub 4 minute miles. When asked to name the most important element that helped him reach his success, he credits cross country training.

In Coach O'Sullivan's first year as head coach at Villanova University, the women's cross country team won the 1998 Big East Championship and the 1998 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship. Coach O'Sullivan also received honors for the 1998 Big East Coaching Staff of the Year Award and was named the United States Track Coaches Association National Coach of the Year for 1998.

Cricket Batz is an NCAA certified coach and an AAAI certified personal trainer who has over 20 years of experience in cross country and track. In her 10 years of Division I collegiate coaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Coach Batz has coached All-Americans, All-East and All-Ivy League athletes, as well as aspiring Olympic qualifiers. Under her tutelage, her teams have earned national rankings and 4 conference championships.

Stephen Shaklee is a USATF certified coach at Cherokee High School in New Jersey where his cross country teams have won the last two Group 4 State Championships. He was recently named the New Jersey Coach of the Year for 1998 and was South Jersey Coach of the Year in both 1990 and 1997. He has coached national scholastic meet qualifiers, several state champions and 4 state championship teams. He also coaches post-collegiate athletes in track and cross country. Coach Shaklee is currently a nationally ranked masters runner.

Registration Form

Please print form and mail to:
Running Works, Inc.
Cricket Batz
PO Box 8832
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Applicant's Name:________________________________________________________

Street Address:__________________________________________________________


State:__________Zip Code:________________________________________________

Parent's Home Phone:_____________________________________________________

Parent's Work Phone:_____________________________________________________

Date of Birth:___________________________________________________________

Age:____________ Male:___________Female:_____________

Amount of Deposit Enclosed:______________________________________________

School's Name:___________________________________________________________

Cocch's Name:____________________________________________________________

I certify that the applicant is in good physical condition to take part in RunningWorks, Inc. Cross County Camp

Parent's Signature:______________________________________________________