High School XC Summer Camp

8th graders - rising Seniors eligible!

Programs in Annapolis, Bel Air, Frederick & Timonium.

High school athletes, join our High School XC Summer Camp and get the most out of your summer! Purposeful summer training is the foundation for a great cross-country season. Most importantly, summer training is crucial for your long-term growth and development as a running athlete. 


start dates

Summer Cross Country Camp will start between June 12th and June 19th, depending on location, and end August 4th. Check below for special dates and times at your location.


what to expect

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This program includes:

  • Structured and coach supported training sessions three times a week (speed work and long runs included)
  • Integration of your coach's summer training program
  • Bio-mechanical analysis
  • Performance education: goal setting, tactical aspects of racing, recovery techniques, and proper equipment usage
  • Charm City Run training premium
  • 10% off at Charm City Run for the duration of the training program

Annapolis

Info Session: Monday, June 11th at 6:30pm at Charm City Run Annapolis

First Day: Wednesday, June 20th at 7:45am at South River High School

Practice Days:

  • Mondays at 7:45am at South River High School
  • Wednesdays at 7:45am at South River High School
  • Fridays at 7:45am at South River High School

Coaches: Josh Carroll, Josh Dawson & Caleb Foster

Bel air

Info Session: Monday, June 11th at 6:30pm at Charm City Run Bel Air

First Day: Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30pm at C. Milton Wright High School Track

Practice Days:

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm at C. Milton Wright High School
  • Thursdays at 6:30pm at C. Milton Wright High School
  • Saturdays at 8:00am at alternating locations (Susquehanna State Park, Ma & Pa Trail, Charm City Run Bel Air, etc.)

Coaches: Murray Davis & Karin Walker


Frederick

Info Session: Tuesday, June 12th at 6:00pm at Charm City Run Frederick

First Day: Thursday, June 14th at 6:00pm at Govenor Thomas Johnson High School

Practice Days:

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm at Governor Thomas Johnson High School 
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm at Governor Thomas Johnson High School

Coach: Nick Snyder

Timonium

Info Session: Thursday, June 14th at 6:00pm at Charm City Run Timonium

First Day: Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00pm at Dulaney High School

Practice Days:

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm at Dulaney High School
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm at Dulaney High School
  • Saturdays at 8:00am at Charm City Run Timonium

Coaches: Chad Boyle & Eric Benjamin


Sign up for an Info session

Join us for an information session about High School Cross Country Summer Camp at a local Charm City Run shop. You'll have a chance to meet your coaches, learn more about the structure of the program and ask questions. Plus, we'll have pizza here for you! So grab your cross country pals and take the first step towards a great summer training season.

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Meet your coaches

 

annapolis

Josh Carroll

Josh Carroll is the head boys cross country coach at South River High School as well as the distance coach for girls and boys track and field.  Under his guidance, the boys cross country team has finished in the top 10 in the 4A State of Maryland XC Championship for five consecutive, including a third place finish in 2016, the best in program history. Carroll’s distance athletes hold the school records in 11 out of 12 track events, boys and girls combined, and all XC events.  Carroll has coached 14 athletes who have qualified for the New Balance Nationals.  He teaches English and project based learning at South River and is the 2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

 

Josh Dawson

Josh Dawson, the head track and cross country coach for both boys and girls at Northern High School, has lead the Patriots to unmatched success in cross country and track. The two time girls cross country state champion coach, Dawson also lead the girls to the indoor track state championship title in 2016, Dawson is also the Washington Post 2017 girls cross country coach of the year and 2016 indoor track coach of the year. Dawson’s teams have won numerous SMAC team championships. Dawson has coached nearly every school record holder in distance events for both girls and boys while earning SMAC Conference of the Year Coach seven times. An art teacher at Northern Middle School, Coach Dawson enjoys working with aspiring students and athletes at all levels.

 

Caleb Foster

Caleb Foster runs cross country and track at California University of PA, where he is currently majoring in Art Education while minoring in journalism. Foster previously ran for South River High School, where he held the school record in the indoor 800, outdoor 1500 and outdoor 4 x 800 while captaining both XC and track. As a sophomore at CalU, he ran in the two slot at the PSAC Cross Country Championship in 2017. During his most recent indoor season, Foster and his teammates set the school record in the 4 x 800. This spring during outdoor, Foster competed in three events at the PSAC Conference championship, scoring in two. Foster looks forward to a career in education as both a coach and classroom teacher.

 

Bel air

Murray Davis

Coach Davis brings 30 years of coaching experience in the cross country field, including being the head coach of the cross country teams and associate head coach for the track and field teams at UMBC from 2000-06. He earned America East Conference Coach of the Year in 2005 for cross country. Davis was also the head cross country coach at C. Milton Wright High School from 1997-2000. During his stint at the local high school, Davis earned All-Metro Coach of the Year honors in 1999 and 2000 guiding the lady Mustangs to back-to-back state championships. In 2000, he was awarded the Harford County Coach of the Year among all fall sports in the 10 area high schools.

Davis is currently head coach of Harford Community College Men’s & Women’s cross country program. He also coaches track & field at Harford Tech High School during the indoor and outdoor track seasons. Davis received his bachelor science degree, magna cum laude, from Towson University in physical education and his master of science degree, in exercise physiology from Eastern Michigan University.

Davis is also owner of Performance Resources, a full-service coaching resource serving the Mid Atlantic region and beyond. Performance Resources, based in Havre de Grace, MD, concentrates mainly in the realm of endurance sport—running, cycling and multisport.

 

Karin Walker

Coach Karin Walker is an eight-time state champion in Cross Country and Track and Field.  She ran for the University of Maryland, UMBC and for Team Adidas, winning numerous races and championships, and setting course and school records.  She competed in two Olympic Trials in the marathon, placed 11th in the Boston Marathon, and won the Charlotte Marathon. Karin is in the UMBC Hall of Fame.  She has been coaching Track at Fallston High School for six years and Boys Cross Country for the last two years. Karin has always seen the value in cross training and coaches to that—she trains for triathlons!

 

frederick

Nick Snyder

Running has been a huge part of my life for 15 years. In the past few years I shifted my training from the roads to ultramarathons. Since my first ultra in 2014 I have since run a number of 50Ks, 50 Milers, 100Ks, and 100 Milers. In 2015 I completed the grueling Beast Series in Virginia.  There are few things more freeing than going for a run and enjoying the time spent by yourself or with a group.  

Prior to joining If The Shoe Fits I coached at the high school level and obtained my USATF Level 2 certification in Endurance.  I have since used that knowledge to make myself a better runner and provide guidance to customers coming in the store in search of advice and guidance with their own running.  Seeing runners improve and accomplish their goals is something that I love about coaching training groups with Charm City in the future. No matter your goals I am looking forward to helping you achieve and exceed them.

 

TIMONIUM

Chad Boyle

Coach Boyle has served as the Head Cross Country Coach since 1998, and Head Track and Field Coach at Dulaney High School since 2001.  In his tenure serving the greater Timonium and Cockeysville area, the Dulaney teams have amassed 26 Baltimore County Varsity Championships in Cross Country and 22 Championships in Track and Field. The boys’ team recently won back-to-back Maryland State Championship.  Leading these teams have been countless individual championship athletes, including most recent standouts Eric Walz (NC State ’20) and Isabel Griffith (Univ. of Penn ’18).  

Before coming to Dulaney, Boyle was a varsity letter winner for the UMBC Retrievers Cross Country and Track and Field teams from 1994 to 1997, where he earned All-Big South Conference honors in 1995.  His coaching experience also includes serving as a coach at Team Endure, a summer running club representing Harford County and northern Baltimore County from 1998 to 2005. Boyle has served as the Baltimore County Director of High School Cross Country since 2013.  He resides in Sparks, Maryland.

 

Eric Benjamin

Coach Benjamin enters his 15th year of teaching and coaching cross country and track and field at the high school level this coming fall. He currently teaches chemistry and coaches cross country and track and field at Dulaney High School. Prior to teaching and coaching at Dulaney he led the cross country and track and field teams at North Harford High School and Dundalk High School. 

Eric specializes in the distance events as well as all aspects of meet management and serves the Baltimore County Public School system as the director of middle school cross country, the Director of High School Outdoor Track and Field, and is a certified USA Track and Field Level 1 coach.

A 2001 graduate of UMBC, Eric was a four-year letter winner in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.  While at UMBC Benjamin earned All-NEC Conference honors in the DMR and ALL-IC4A honors in Cross Country in 2001. In his four years at UMBC he was awarded the team’s MVP award in both Cross Country and Track and Field as well as Most Improved Athlete.  He is a former school record holder in both the indoor mile and outdoor 1500. While in high school at C. Milton Wright, Benjamin was the 1996 State Champion in the 3200 meter run.

Eric currently resides in Timonium with his wife Megan, daughter Audrey, and son Everett just around the corner from Charm City Run’s Timonium Store.  


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