Seventeen Up-and-Coming Distance Runners Selected to Attend RRCA’s 2018 RunPro Camp

June 12th, 2018

RunPro Camp provides valuable information to post-collegiate runners seeking to pursue a professional running career

Arlington, Virginia – Seventeen up-and-coming distance runners, who have recently graduated from colleges and universities throughout the country, have been selected to attend the 7th RunPro Camp.  The 2018 camp, hosted by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), will be held in Arlington, Virginia, July 19-21.

“We are excited to host the 7th RunPro Camp in our continuing efforts to keep talented distance runners in our sport,” said Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director.  “We’ve seen great success in recent years from athletes that have attended RunPro Camp in the past six years. This year, with our biggest attendance yet, we have another great group of rising stars that we hope will have success on the roads and track as professional distance runners.”

Congratulations to the following athletes that have been selected to attend the 2018 RunPro Camp:

Christine Bendzinski – Bucknell Univ.
Joey Berriatua – Santa Clara Univ.
Allie Buchalski – Furman Univ.
Jacob Dumford – Univ. of Notre Dame
Alexandria Hackett – Abilene Christian Univ.
Michaela Hackett – Abilene Christian Univ.
Michelle Howell – Jacksonville Univ.
Karis Jochen – Texas A&M Univ.
Christopher Marco – Monmouth Univ.
Jamie Morrissey – Univ. of Michigan
Jaimie Phelan – Univ. of Michigan
Chandler Reid – Adams State Univ.
Troy Reeder – Furman Univ.
Maria Scavuzzo – Miami (Ohio) Univ.
Colin Schultz – Liberty Univ.
Madeline Strandemo – Univ. of Minnesota
Emi Trost – Univ. of Minnesota Duluth

2016 U.S. Olympic marathoner Jared Ward will share lessons learned from his career during the Camp’s Friday night VIP dinner. The goal of RunPro Camp is to encourage, support, and provide the tools for more top-collegiate distance runners to pursue a professional running career on the track, roads, in cross country, and in the growing professional world of trail and ultra running.  Along with the Roads Scholars program, RunPro Camp continues a long tradition of the RRCA providing resources and financial support to pave the way for the future of American distance running. 

A few spots remain for interested athletes to attend 2018 RunPro Camp. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2018, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The RRCA provides travel and lodging to qualified applicants.

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About RRCA

About the RRCA: The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The RRCA’s vision is to see an organized running club established in every community in the U.S. RunPro Camp and were originally developed by Team USA Minnesota. Learn more at and at


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Seventeen Up-and-Coming Distance Runners Selected to Attend RRCA’s 2018 RunPro Camp

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