2023 Boulder Running Clinics High School Clinic
January 13 & 14, 2023 - Boulder, Colorado
Shannon Thompson - NAU's Sports Psychologist
Sean McCafferty, Boy's Coach, Christian Brothers Academy, NJ
Kelly Christensen - Girl's and Boy's Coach, Niwot, CO
Howard Russ - Girl's Coach, Beavercreek, OH
The clinic is hosted in the Embassy Suites Hotel, the newest hotel in Boulder.
The clinic room rate is the best you'll find in Boulder, and you don't have to leave the hotel for Friday night's coach's social.
When you book your room please email us your confirmation and we'll give you Boulder Running Clinics videos from previous years for FREE.
This is a $95 value!
(If two coaches are sharing a room, each coach gets the videos)
“The Boulder Running Clinic is something I greatly look forward to each year.
Whether it’s the dynamic speakers or people who attend, I am surrounded by some of the best coaches in the country, providing me with a great opportunity to learn."
- Jessie Magoto
“I attended the first Boulder Running Clinic and have attended every subsequent Boulder Running Clinic.
The learning environment is transformational, the collegiality is unparalleled, and the collective commitment to continuous improvement is both exemplary and inspirational. “
- Jeff Messer, PhD
Traveling to Boulder
For those flying to Denver International Airport, you’ll travel between 40 and 60 minutes to get to the hotel, depending on the time of day and whether you take the toll roads. A Lyft/Uber will cost between $60-$70. You can take the RTD AB bus, which is less than $20 each way, and it will drop you off in downtown Boulder. From there, you can take a Lyft. These are clean charter buses. Finally, renting a car is a great option as parking at the hotel is easy, though the rental car area is a 10-15 minute bus ride from the terminal.
Parking at the Embassy Suites is $15 a day. Even with parking costs, your room rate at the Embassy Suites, including parking, will still be lower than at any other hotel in Boulder.
Check-in on Friday begins at 10:45 am and ends at 11:45 am. The clinic starts at 12 pm on Friday. We'll have three presentations on Friday, then six on Saturday.
All clinic sessions are recorded, so if you can't join us at 12 pm on Friday, feel free to arrive anytime Friday afternoon to join the coach's social that evening.
We'll post the final schedule in December.
Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.
Boy's Coach, Christian Brothers Academy, NJ
Sean McCafferty is an educator at Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey. He teaches all levels of Latin and coaches cross and track.
He has been the head coach of CBA XC team since 2016. Sean has coached 3 XC NJ Meet of Champions Titles, 3 NXR titles, and dozens of individual state and meet of champions winners. Prior to CBA, Sean coached at Holmdel High school where his team won many team and state individual titles.
Girl's Coach, Beavercreek, OH
Howard Russ has coached high school cross country since 1997. His girls have won two state championships in cross country in Ohio and finished in the top five 11 times. In 2019, his team qualified for NXN.
On the track, he’s had six girls run under 2:15, 14 girls run under 5:15 (four under 5:00), and eight under 11:15 (four under 11 minutes).
He was named the Ohio Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2019.
Shannon is a sports psychologist who works with the men's and women's cross country and track teams at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She also works with professional runners in Flagstaff, Arizona. She works with high school athletes as part of the staff at HYPO2, a sport management organization centered around a world-renowned altitude training program and a collaboration of best-in-class high performance sport professionals.