High-Altitude Ultrarunning Camp with Dakota Jones


Camp Description

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Join CTS athlete Dakota Jones and Premiere Coach Jason Koop in Colorado Springs, CO for a high mileage, big vertical trail running camp that you will not forget.  Colorado Springs makes an ideal location for high altitude running in the early season due to its terrain, weather and location. The trails are typically dry up to 12,000 feet at this time of year. This camp is a great opportunity for any trail runner to get the season started on the right foot.

The focus of the camp will be to pack in as many miles and vertical gain as possible. Specific clinics on downhill running and ultra running nutrition will also be available. As a special feature, CTS athlete Dakota Jones will be present to share his experiences in the ultrarunning world.

Colorado Springs, CO

This camp will be held out of the CTS headquarters location in Colorado. Colorado Springs sits at an elevation of 6,035 feet and is home to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. During this camp you’ll be climbing to elevations between 12,000-14,000 feet.


Day Schedule
Thursday Noon-6:00 PM- Camp registration at the CTS headquarters. 6365 corporate drive, Colorado Sprjngs, CO 90919. Go for an easy OYO run if you feel like it.6:00 PM- Dinner and overview of the camp. Eat well and rest up, you will need it.
Friday 8:00- Breakfast, overview for the day9:30- Trail run ~20-25 miles, ~4:00 w/ 3X 10 min tempo intervals. Focus- proper tempo intensity. Efficient uphill techniqueAfternoon- Clean up and eat lunch6:00- Dinner provided by CTS. Training topic- ultra endurance nutrition
Saturday 8:00- Breakfast, overview for the day9:30- Trail run ~20-25 miles. Focus- Steep and technical runningAfternoon- Clean up and eat lunch6:00- Dinner provided by CTS. Training topic- how to set up training for your goal event
Sunday 9:30- Trail run 50k+, ~6:00. Focus- Long run, nutritional strategiesAfternoon- Clean and athlete departure


  • Instruction from CTS Coaches and Dakota Jones
  • Complete Support with OSMO and PROBAR Nutrition and Hydration products
  • All meals during camp
  • Sore legs at the end of camp
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Date: July 24-27, 2014

Price: $499


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A non-refundable $250.00 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the camp and will be billed automatically. The credit card information used for your deposit will be billed unless otherwise arranged with the CTS accounting department.


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We recommend you arrive by Thursday, July 24, 2014 . Camp registration will be from 12:00-6:00pm Thursday, July 24, 2014 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Bike Transport and Assembly

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by Thursday, July 24, 2014.

You’re welcome to bring a bike if you want to cruise around Colorado Springs, but this is a running camp so you don’t need one.


Comfort Inn North (walking distance to CTS)
6450 Corporate Drive

Colorado Springs Marriott (1.5 miles from CTS)
5880 Tech Center Drive
1-816- 925-7881
CTS Discount with online booking code: Y0D


The Colorado Springs Airport is a 25-minute drive from our office.

Denver International Airport is approximately 90 minutes from Colorado Springs. If you choose to fly in to Denver we suggest you rent a car or take the Colorado Springs Shuttle. http://www.coloradoshuttle.com/

What to Bring

Items to pack for any of our cycling camps:

  • Bicycle: Clean, tuned and ready to ride
  • Gearing: Your bike should have a 12-27 cassette and/or a compact crankset.
  • Helmet
  • Jerseys: at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
  • Shorts: at least 4 pair
  • Wind Vest
  • Baselayer : 1 or 2 lightweight
  • Rain Jacket
  • Arm Warmers
  • Socks
  • Cycling gloves: short finger
  • Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
  • Eyewear/sunglasses
  • Chamois cream
  • Small tote or backpack for anything you wish to keep in support vehicles.
  • Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter (Power Tap or SRM or other)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries for clean up between rides.

Items to add just in case

  • Light jacket
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Long sleeve and/or thermal jersey
  • Long finger gloves
  • Shoe covers/booties
  • Leg or knee warmers or light tights

Other items to consider:

  • 12-27 or 12-25 cassette – If you are not accustomed to climbing, are a beginner cyclists or are attending a climbing camp.
  • Bottles/mix/food – if you will be arriving before a camp begins or remaining afterward, and wish to ride, please bring what food/drink supplies you will need for your riding.

We will have sport drinks, food, spare tubes/tires, etc in our follow vehicles.  Each day we will prepare waterbottles for your bike using Bonk Breaker Nutrition and will provide you with sports nutrition products for use during the camp.

If you have any questions about what to pack or what to look for when purchasing cycling clothing or supplies, please contact us at 866-355-0645 or AthleteServices@trainright.com.

Items to pack for High-Altitude Ultrarunning Camp:

Weather along the Front Range is notorious for changing in an instant. Please keep track of the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing. This camp is fully supported with Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom nutrition products. If you require something different, please bring it! Be prepared to run unsupported for up to 3 hours. The following items are a sample list of what you will need

  • Trail running shoes (duh)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Small day bag or drop bag
  • Hydration system (handheld bottles or hydration pack)
  • GPS or training watch
  • Light rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt or arm warmers
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