PUSH YOUR PACE XC CAMP – 2018
with Justina Cassavell and Rich Refi
July 29th-August 2nd
@ RAMAPO COLLEGE of NEW JERSEY
For Early Registration Discount: Camper must be registered and paid in full by June 1st 2018
Note: This is a 2 page form. Please insure that both pages are completed to guarantee your spot at Camp.
Video of Coach Kurt Wayton’s presentation ot the PYP Camp on Monday 8/13
PYP Announces Featured Speakers for 2017 Camp
Camp Directors Justina Cassavell and Rich Refi have announced our featured speakers for the 2017 Push Your Pace XC Camp
Ashley Higginson has excelled at every level of competition since taking up running. In 2006 as a senior at Colts Neck HS Ashley won the Nike XC Nationals individual title and one week later earned All America honors with a top 25 finish at the Footlocker National XC Championships. Her 17:49.2 mark on the historic Holmdel Park course ranks as #9 All Time!
After a highly successful collegiate career at Princeton University where she earned All America honors , Higginson embarked on a professional career that has been marked by a Gold Medal in the 3000m Steeplechase with a Meet Record at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Ashley still resides in New Jersey and is a practicing attorney, still training and competing.
Kurt Wayton – Also a native Jerser, Kurt Wayton has been involved in the sport for 30 years. He began his career at Mainland Reg. HS in southern New Jersey where he and his identical twin brother Geoff became two of the top runners in the state.
Coach Wayton earned an athletic scholarship to Indiana State University, where he was seven times All Missouri Valley First Team and an All Region NCAA First Team member. After graduating from Indiana State Kurt and his brother were chosen to take part in a scientific study conducted by the United States Olympic Committee. This opportunity exposed the Waytons to some of the best exercise science minds on earth.
For the past 17 years Coach Wayton has been a high school educator and Cross Country / distance events coach. His athletes have enjoyed a wide range of success at all levels. Kurt and his family reside in Allentown NJ
Robbie Andrews (Tentative) – 2016 US Olympic Team Member (1500m) & Native Jerser
About Push Your Pace XC Camp
Push Your Pace Cross Country Camp is a distance running camp for high school boys and girls. Camp Directors Justina Cassavell and Rich Refi are committed to providing an exciting experience for all runners. The camp is held at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, surrounded by the beautiful Ramapo Mountains. Runners will run on soft trails and experience the comfort of the top rated living accommodations at Ramapo College. There will be informative sessions on distance training, nutrition for endurance athletes, supportive running exercises for injury prevention and running efficiency, along with a full week of fun, team building activities.
Push Your Pace is dedicated to teaching high school runners how to be smart and efficient in their training, so that they get the most out of their effort. We bring athletes together to make new friends in the sport…to connect as runners, to have fun and push each others pace!
The Push Your Pace Class of 2015
Location: Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430