High School XC Summer Camp
8th graders - rising Seniors eligible!
Programs in Annapolis, Bel Air & 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.
Summer Cross Country Camp will start between June 11th and June 24th, depending on location, and end August 10th. Check below for specific dates and times at your location.
what to expect
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
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
Info Session & Kick Off: Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm at Charm City Run Annapolis
First Day: Monday, June 24th at 7:30am at South River High School
Mondays at 7:30am at South River High School
Wednesdays at 7:30am at South River High School
Fridays at 7:30am at South River High School
Coach: Josh Carroll
Info Session & Kick Off: Monday, June 10th at 6:30pm at Charm City Run Bel Air
First Day: Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm at C. Milton Wright High School Track
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.)
Coach: Murray Davis
Info Session & Kick Off: Thursday, June 13th at 6:00pm at Charm City Run Timonium
First Day: Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00pm at Dulaney High School
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/kick off for 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. Please sign up before so we know to expect you.
Meet your coaches
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.
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.
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.
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.