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2017 FCA Endurance Tucson Triathlon Camp

The 2017 Camp will be held February 10-12.  

Mark your calendars now.  Details will be made available as the camp approaches. 

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 served as a partnering ministry.  For the past four years, FCA Endurance has served as the primary host of the camp, led by Camp Director Barry Edwards.

We are excited about the opportunity to serve the triathlon/endurance community in 2016 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 $245.00 (Early Bird Price) 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 January 29:  Camp starts at 8:00 AM

Sunday January 31:  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 8th year in a row we're heading to beautiful Tucson, AZ.  Tucson provides some great weather and amazing training!  In 2016, our home base will be the Ramada Hotel Foothills.  This venue provides reasonable accommodations, a wonderful staff, many amenities, 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


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.


Presenters' Notes

2016 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.

Susan Williams - Olympic Bronze Medalist

In 2004, Susan became the first U.S. triathlete to win an Olympic medal.  Beyond the Olympics, she has an accomplished elite triathlon career, was a swimmer at Alabama, has raced XTERRA, and won the 2008 Leadville 100 MTB Race.  She currently puts her experience to good use as the director of Elite Multisport Coaching in Colorado.  She is also a wife, mother of 3, and has a masters degree in aerospace engeneering!  More...


Brad Cooper - 18th Overall at IM Florida

At age 49, Brad was the first person to ever qualify for the Boston marathon (2:59), the Hawaii Ironman World Championship (18th overall at IMFL) and win the 3000 mile Race Across America (2 person division) in the same year. He is a 4-time Kona qualifier and has hit the podium at the 70.3 World Championship. He's also crazy about Suzanna, his bride of 23 yrs and his 3 kids (Ashley 21, Danielle 19 and Joshua 16). More info.

Matt Smith - Multiple Kona Qualifier

Matt is a 4-time Kona Qualifier and was ranked 2nd in the world at the 70.3 distance through WTC rankings in 2014.  Matt is USAT certified and has coached multiple elite and professional triathletes.  

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.  He is also a USAT Certified coach. 

Barry Edwards - Multiple XC Kona Qualifier

Barry is a multiple-time Ironman Executive Challenge (XC) Kona qualifier, as well as a multiple-time 70.3 World Championships qualifier.  He is a USAT Certified triathlon coach, as well as a John Maxwell Leadership Coach.

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:

Cycle Tucson - Gary Menard 

Delivery & Pick-Up only.  Cannondale bikes. 



Road Runner

6177 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ | 520-790-9394

Giant or Fuji Bikes: Shimano 105 components, aluminum frame w/carbon forks, compact 50/34 front, 11/28 rear.  $40 1st day, $35 2nd day


Broadway Bicycles

140 S. Sarnoff Drive, Tucson, AZ | 520-296-7819

Trek Madone 2.1, Shimano 105 components, aluminum frame w/carbon forks, compact 50/34 front 11/28 rear, 15% down, $55/day 24 hours, offers online rental arrangements.

Camp Sponsors

Camp Costs & Registration

2016 Camp Registration Fees:

Through January 20th:  $270

Through January 29th:  $299

Current, Full-Time Students:  $100

Register for Camp