Due to the many uncertainties surrounding the current coronavirus crisis,
we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Cross Country Camp.

We hope everyone can join us in 2021!

The 2020 Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp is a unique opportunity for high school athletes (grades 9-12) to experience training with the 3-time (2016, 2017, and 2018) NCAA Division I Cross Country National Champions. Our program is designed for athletes to thrive in a camp environment based on specialized training, continued running education, and individualized attention. Campers will run with and learn from Northern Arizona University coaches and athletes in one of the most famous distance running locales in the world and with support from HYPO2 SPORT, Flagstaff’s renowned altitude training management organization.

DATES: July 22 – 26, 2020

For five incredible days, you will be immersed in a training environment unlike any other: endless world-class trails and forest service roads, a dedicated coaching staff with experience at every level of performance, and guest speakers with World and Olympic titles to their name, all the while surrounded by Northern Arizona’s renowned athletes, team culture, and altitude!

For more information on what the day-to-day will be like, please follow the link below:

2020 Northern Arizona XC Camp Schedule


Mike Smith

Camp Director

After taking control of the program completely in the Fall of 2017, Smith helped the men’s cross country team to its second and third consecutive NCAA National Championship. Both his men’s and women’s teams swept the Big Sky Championships as well. Smith was honored with the Bill Dellinger Award for being the year’s National Men’s Coach of the Year and also picked up both the Big Sky’s Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year awards.

A groundbreaking, award-winning and thinking-outside-the-box kind of coach, Smith has indisputably become one of the greatest and most sought-after running coaches in the country.

Becca Deloache

Assistant Coach

Becca DeLoache is in her third year as an assistant coach with the Northern Arizona University Track and Field and Cross Country programs, with a focus on men’s and women’s mid-distance and distance athletes as well as team operations. Since joining NAU in January 2016, she has helped assist the men’s and women’s NAU track & field teams to a total of four Big Sky Indoor Titles, 3 Big Sky Outdoor Titles, and Three Big Sky Cross Country Titles. Additionally, Coach DeLoache assisted in coaching the men’s cross country national championship winning teams in both the fall of 2017 and 2018.


In addition to amazing runs, campers will also have the chance to participate in structured sessions in order to learn more about a myriad of topics that make all the difference to world-class runners – and hear from the runners themselves!

  • Strength Training specific for runners
  • Training Plan Design
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology / Mental Performance
  • Biomechanical factors in running
  • Injury Prevention & Management
  • Olympian and World Champion Guest Speakers

Combine all this with individualized attention through segmenting the camp into small groups (each with its own dedicated counselor) and experience has shown the Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp to be the single best distance running camp experience in the country.

2020 Northern Arizona XC Camp Schedule

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The Residential Package is the full Northern Arizona Cross Country Camp experience! This includes four nights of room and board on the Northern Arizona Campus.

Our Location

In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, 16 of the 35 members of Team USA’s distance runners used Flagstaff for their preparation and Flagstaff regularly hosts hundreds of distance runners from all over the world. Unmatched summer training, world-class coaching and education, and a perfect altitude-based environment come together to offer you the running camp experience of a lifetime. You’ll eat, sleep, and train based out of the facilities of Northern Arizona University, while utilizing the hundreds of miles of trails in the surrounding Coconino National Forest.