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2015 Dates Announced:  February 6-8, 2015

Reserve this on your calendar!  Details will be announced in the coming months.

This camp has served as a major source of encouragement and instruction for triathletes from around the country (and Canada) since 2006.  It was originally organized by the International Christian Triathlon Network (ICTN), who held the yearly camp through 2012.  During each of those years, FCA Endurance has been a partnering ministry.

In 2013, FCA Endurance began serving as the new host ministry, with Barry Edwards serving as the Camp Director!  We are excited about the opportunity to serve the triathlon/endurance community by providing a great few days of training, coaching, fellowship, and ministry-equipping!  We are also thankful for the other ministries, individuals, and companies who will partner with us to make this an amazing experience!

At ONLY $250.00 it is a great value!  All levels are welcome, from first-time triathletes to elite iron-level.  Regardless of your ability, you will be blessed by this camp!

Camp Schedule

The camp schedule is currently being drafted.  However, here's enough to whet your appetite and book your travel:

Friday February 6:  Camp starts at 8:00 AM

Sunday February 8:  Camp closes at 12:00 PM (noon)

Friday and Saturday will involve clinics in the morning, hosted by pro triathletes, coaches, and other speakers.  The afternoon will involve group training with other campers as well as coaches and pros*.  After dinner on your own, we will return for an evening of inspiration through music, speakers, and teachers.  Sunday will feature a pro/coaches panel, final teaching, and camp raffle!

As a note, many out of town campers will come in on Thursday to be ready for Friday's early start.

* On Friday afternoon we will be climbing the infamous Mt. Lemmon.  This an amazing climb, and if you make it to the top, you can buy one of the biggest, best cookies you'll find anywhere!

Camp Venue

For the 7th year in a row we're heading to beautiful Tucson, AZ.  Tucson provides some great weather and amazing training!  In 2015, our home base will be the Ramada Hotel Foothills.  This venue provides reasonable accomodations, a wonderful staff, many ammenaties, a free breakfast, and easy access to some great training. 

We have currently locked in a block of rooms at the rate of $89.95/nt (plus taxes) for a standard room or $94.95/nt (plus taxes) for a suite.  To reserve your room (camp housing is not included in the registration), please click on the link above or call 520-886-9595.  Mention "FCA" for the special room rate.

The Hotel is located at 6944 East Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715

Tucson

It’s beautiful in Tucson! Get off your trainer and treadmill and come down to the warm sunshine in Tucson, Arizona, for some great base trainig!

Tucson is located in Southern Arizona surrounded by Saguaro Cacti and overlooked by our 9000’ peak, Mount Lemmon. With 300 days of annual sunshine per year, Tucson is known as a mecca for cyclists. In April 2006, the League of American Bicyclists promoted the Tucson region to “Gold” status on their certification system of the nation’s most “bicycle friendly” cities, making Tucson one of only seven cities in the U.S. to earn such distinguished status. Furthermore, two of the most popular and highly regarded bicycling publications, Bicycling and VeloNews, continue to rank our city in the top tier of “bicycle friendly” cities nationwide. In fact, Bicycling recently promoted Tucson to the #2 bicycling city nationwide for cities with population ranging from 250,000 to 500,000. Tucson is the winter training home of many professional cyclists and triathletes.

The average high temperature is 65 degrees this time of year, perfect for outdoor training!  Chances of rain are very minimal but come prepared for all weather conditions.

 

Camp Staff

Derek Garcia - Professional Triathlete 

Athlete, cancer survivor, husband, and father are all identities that Derek could take hold of, but most importantly his relationship in Christ is what he knows is the most valuable. The only thing that Derek enjoys more than competing are the amazing relationships that he has in his life.  Derek has been a professional triathlete for three years, and he has 7 top ten finishes.  He has been married for eleven years and has three young sons.  Story.

Lincoln Murdoch - A.G. Sprint National Champion

In addition to being the USAT 55-59 2012 Sprint Triathlon National Champion, Lincoln is also a pastor, church planter, author, and co-developer of the Step Up to Life triathlon and running tracts.  He also has more sponsors than most pros (an inside joke you will appreciate after camp).  www.runner4g.blogspot.com

Dan Perkins - Multiple Kona Qualifier

Dan is a multiple-time Ironman World Championship qualifier, as well as the Executive Pastor of Westgate Church in San Jose, CA.  http://www.ironmanfaith.com/about/dan-perkins/


Past Camp Speakers 

Heather Gollnick - 5x Ironman Champion

Originally attending Valparaiso University on a Gymnastics Scholarship, Heather graduated in 1992 with a Degree in Corporate Fitness. She would take a job with General Electric working in their Corporate Fitness Center. Members of the GE Fitness Team were organizing a Triathlon as part of a Fitness Challenge. Heather took part and was hooked! A very successful Age-Group Career included National and World Championship Titles in both Duathlon and Triathlon. Heather would go on to marry her high-school sweetheart Todd, and together they have three beautiful children, twins Josh and Jordan (15) and Zachary (12). Heather would turn Pro in Triathlon in 2002 – competing in her hometown at the Inaugural Ironman Wisconsin. She took the field by surprise and ran her way to Ironman Championship #1. Heather has gone on to win a total of 5 Ironman Championship Titles over her storied career, 2 70.3 Titles and has won over 150 multisport events over her storied career. Heather continues to chase her ever active children as well as additional Ironman Titles.  www.heathergollnick.com

Jamie Whitmore - 2004 XTERRA World Champion

After racing for eight years as a professional triathlete and mountain biker, accomplishing the amazing feats of: 2004 Xterra World Champion, 6x Xterra USA Champion & 2x European Xterra Chapion, Jamie faced her toughest battle yet... cancer!  She had a rare form of cancer growing out of her sciatic nerve, and after treatment, she was left paralyzed in her lower left leg and had lost her glute muscle.  This has not stopped her from Competing for Christ though!  3 years (and twin boys) later, she got back on the bike.  She climbed Mt. Lemmon at camp in 2012, won the C3 Para Cycling road and TT National Championships and finished the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in 11 hours, 44 minutes!  Come to camp and check-out her sweet buckle!  www.jamiewhitmore.com

Brad Seng - Former Pro Triathlete

Brad has been a professional triathlete for ten years (2003 through 2013) and has raced 20 Ironmans and numerous shorter races.  He has many top 10 pro finishes, including at Ironman Lake Placid and Wisconsin, as well as the Branson and Muskoka 70.3's.  In addition to racing, Brad is also a coach and nationally recognized abstinence speaker.  Brad currently resides in Boulder, CO.  www.bradseng.com

Bike Rentals

Don't want to ship your bike?  No problem, there are some very good bike rental places that we have used the past few years:

Miles Ahead Cyclery

This shop is within walking distance (almost next door!) of the host hotel and has provided great service for previous camps.

700 E. Tanque Verde Rd.  520-751-0555

Fair Wheel Bikes

Also has a history of good service for campers.

1110 E. 6th St.  520-623-3761

2014 Presenters' Notes

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