Memorial Day High-Altitude Ultrarunning Camp May 2017


Camp Description

Join CTS Premiere Coach Jason Koop and John Fitzgerald 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 year round with ideal terrain, weather and location. This camp is a great opportunity for any trail runner to get the season started on the right foot, put in a big block of training and learn tips and techniques from the best coaches in the business. The last day of the camp will be a challenging ~50k run through the beautiful trails in the shadows of the Pikes Peak.

  • You will learn from the best coaches in the industry on how to maximize your training for any upcoming race
  • Learn efficient techniques for uphill, downhill and technical terrain running
  • Learn nutritional strategies you can use on race day
  • Pack in the miles and vertical gain during the camp. You will leave tired, but ultimately stronger for your goals
  • Instruction from CTS coaches
  • Complete on-run nutritional support from BonkBreaker and CarbBoom
  • 2 meals
  • Sore quads by the end of the camp

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 10,000-12,000.


Day Schedule

Noon-6:00 PM

  • Camp registration at the CTS headquarters. 6365 Corporate drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
  • Go for an easy OYO run if you feel like it.

8:00AM meet at Koop’s house

  • A light breakfast with cereals, oatmeal, bagels and coffee will be provided.
  • Athlete and staff intro.

Depart for run

  • ~15-20 miles, ~3:00-4:00 w/ 3X 10 min tempo intervals.


  • Proper tempo intensity.
  • Efficient uphill technique.
  • Downhill clinic at Section 16 downhill.

Lunch/Afternoon- OYO

6:00 PM

  • Dinner provided by CTS at Koop’s house.
  • Training topic- ultra endurance nutrition.

8:00AM meet at Koop’s house

  •  2110 Hercules Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Trail run

  • ~20-25 miles, Intemann trail.


  • Steep and technical running.
  • Application of ultra endurance nutrition.
  • One aid station will be provided approximately half way through the day.

8:00 AM- Meet at Koop’s house

Trail run

  • 50k+, ~6:00.
  • Mt. Rosa loop.
  • This classic route goes to the top of Mt Rosa, 11,500 feet and features panoramic views of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.


  • Long run nutritional strategies.
  • Two aid stations will be provided approximately half way through the day.


  • Clean up and athlete departure


  • Instruction from CTS coaches
  • Complete on-run nutritional support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • 2 meals
  • Sore quads by the end of the camp

Customize your camp

CTS can provide Lactate Threshold and VO2 max testing before the camp in Colorado Springs, CO on Friday May 27th or earlier. Testing includes analysis and consultation with one of our coaches. Spots are limited for this testing.

  • Cost- $250 for both Lactate Threshold and VO2 testing.

CTS also offers customized coaching for your goal events. One of the best ways to take full advantage of the fitness you gain during this camp is to continue to be coached through your goal event. As a camp athlete, your first month of coaching is free. You can inquire about our coaching packages at 719-635-0645 or Contact Us

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Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Date: May 26-29, 2017

Price: $399


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CTS Insight:

CTS Coach Jason Koop works with many of the best ultrarunning stars, including Dylan Bowman, Kaci Lickteig, Dakota Jones and Timothy Olson. This is your opportunity to train with Jason and learn the techniques that have helped his athletes excel at the top of the sport!

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Questions about camps? Call us at 866.355.0645

Camp Details

Registration &
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A non-refundable $100.00 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 Friday, May 26, 2017 . Camp registration will be from 12:00-5:00pm Friday, May 26, 2017 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Monday, May 29, 2017.

Bike Transport and Assembly

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by Thursday, April 30, 2015.

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.


Antlers Hilton Downtown Colorado Springs 4 S. Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Hampton Inn and Suites 2910 Geyser Dr. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906
Residence Inn Colorado Springs- South 2765 Geyser Drive Colorado Springs Colorado 80906 USA


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.

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

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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