Justin Haber, rising senior, who attended Trip #2 to OR and WA.

“This summer with Run Republic, I went to Oregon and Seattle to watch the Olympic trials. While there I was able to connect with old friends and make new ones, all while experiencing the trip of a lifetime. My trip was centered around the Olympic Trials and we went to watch Track and Field every day it was available to us.

We had seats by the water pool which made our seats the best during every steeplechase event. We went to Hayward Field for several hours a day and I was amazed at how well all my fellow campers knew who the competing athletes were. They could name personal records and even give accurate predictions for just about every player and race.

Personally, going into this trip I was not too involved with watching Track and Field events, but when I came out I was a fanatic. This trip was the incredible, how often can anyone see this much American talent all under one roof? The trials also came with fun night activities and surprise trips that always had me excited about where we were going next.


Every morning we woke up to run and we were given enough sleep every night, which is very important. We were also given time to do school work which was great because all of us has online homework with a lot of deadlines. Everywhere we went we had so much fun and the coaches Doug and Melissa cared for us like we were one of their own.

We also got to go to Seattle during the break in the trials. We got to take the scenic route and we were able to see the natural beauty in Oregon that many people would fly over without realizing. There was natural beauty that we are not able to see while living in Florida and different environments we were able to experience that I did not even know were out there. We went hiking by the beach and took a lot of great pictures then went to have lunch, then more natural scenes after that.

While in Seattle went to the glass museum, the Space Needle, and got to explore the city. I had been to Seattle in the past, but some of the other things we did were off the beaten path and unique. This trip was so much fun and I cannot wait to go next year wherever Run Republic Running Camp plans to take us.”