Thursday, April 17, 2014

Join us this summer!

Beautiful trails, great speakers, enthusiastic counseling staff - don't miss out out on your chance to take your running to the next level this summer.  Whether you are a first year middle school athlete looking to just learn more about the sport, or a varsity high schooler looking to go further in the post-season, our camp is a fun way to take a meaningful step toward those goals.  

For our adults, we will again enjoy the camaraderie of early evening summer running, great food, and vibrant dialogue with our speakers.  Don't miss out on the fun!  

Registration is moving more quickly than any other year.  Sign up today and reserve your spot with us this summer!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lauren Fleshman Joins 2014 Presenter Roster

As we kick things off for our fourth summer, the Bay Area Running Camp is excited to welcome Lauren Fleshman to our speaking roster for both the Youth and Adult sessions this July.

A former California state champion in the 3200 meters and cross country, Fleshman was a member of the most recently inducted class in the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame.  On the Farm, the Santa Clarita Valley native won five NCAA Championships and at least one All-American honor in all 12 consecutive seasons of competition (cross country, indoor, outdoor) between 1999 and 2003.  Fleshman is the two time USATF National Champion in her favored event, the 5000m, where she has an outstanding personal best of 14:58.

A veteran of several US teams at the IAAF World Championships and other international competitions, Fleshman is now representing Oiselle as an athlete and partner as she returns to professional competition following the birth of her son in 2013.  As a Contributing Editor for Runner's World, an influential blogger at, co-founder of Picky Bars, and BelieveIAm, Fleshman has built rich connections with runners of all ages and abilities as she navigates life as a professional runner, successful entrepreneur, wife (to 3-time Wildflower 70.3 champ Jesse Thomas), and mom. 

Don't miss out on Fleshman and our other great presenters (announced throughout the spring).  Register for camp today!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Give the gift of Bay Area Running Camp to the runner in your life….or even yourself!  

Reserve your spot now for July 21-25, 2014!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2014 Dates Set!

The Bay Area Running Camp is excited to be returning for our fourth year in the summer of 2014.  Please mark your calendars for July 21-25, when we'll have another great week of running to share with all of you!

Registration will be open soon - stay tuned for early bird discount info and new developments on next year's line up!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thank you for another great year!

The third year of the Bay Area Running Camp is in the books.  We had a blast with all the Youth and Adult campers last week, and look forward to seeing all of you on the roads, trails, and track this season.  Huge thanks to our staff, presenters, and sponsors for making camp happen in 2013! Keep running and have a great year!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Last Days to Register - Don't Miss Out!

The online registration window is closing on Saturday - don't miss your chance to take part in the 2013 Bay Area Running Camp!

Check out our presenter roster, including olympians, coaches of olympians, Olympic Trials competitors, and NCAA champions, national leaders in their fields of study, and more!

In addition, adult campers also will have new special guests. Christine Kennedy, who was the 2011 USATF Masters Athlete (all disciplines) of the year and 2:55 2013 Boston finisher at age 56, among many other exploits, will share about running strong while advancing through the age groups, and Sherry Smith, triathlon coach, will share about integrating multisport training into a a running schedule.  

Don't miss out!  We'll see you at Corte Madera on Monday!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

BARC Welcomes Sush Vij as This Year's Adult Camp Chef!

Our adult camp has been marked by some beautiful running and some outstanding eating over the last two years and 2013 should prove to be no exception!  Sush has drafted diverse, hearty, and healthy menus for our week, drawing from her natural wheelhouse in Indian and pan-Asian cuisine, while incorporating the bounties of the season and our region.  We are looking forward to a great week!

Sush Vij was most recently Chief Marketing Officer of Junnoon Restaurant (downtown Palo Alto), and with her partners managed and sold to a successful chain of Indian restaurants, Amber. Sush is a fusion Indian cook, who was recently featured on the Sony Entertainment Network's Indian life-style channel.  She focuses on bringing back the health and nutritional elements in Indian cuisine.  Knowledge of ayurvedic practices that has been lost over the last generations and organic ingredients are a feature of her cooking.  

In a prior life, Sush would architect growth strategies for online products and leads teams to execute releases and create exponential user and advertising revenue growth. From 2004 - 2009, as Product Director, Sush had lead responsibility at Microsoft for product management and planning and MSN video properties, including, Sush was globally responsible for over 250 million users worldwide. Prior to Microsoft, Sush was a Senior Engagement Manager at Deloitte Consulting with deep vertical experience in product strategy for the mobile industry, launching mobile brands, and a track record of mobile application results.  

She is also an  experienced jungle expeditioner and an active collector of Native American art.