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Runner's Paradise

Bridge 23 is a 23 acre property located 12 miles from the West Des Moines Jordan Creek mall/George Flagg Parkway exit. The property is highlighted with a 7 acre pond in the center of the property.

The property is ideal for running with over grass trails around the pond and throughout the property. 

 

It also is at the intersection of 3 gravel roads with large rolling hills.

 

The property is bordered all along the west side by the famous Great Western Trail, a 17 mile paved bike/running trail that connects the cities of Martensdale/Cumming with Waterworks park/Gray's Lake and downtown Des Moines. 

https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/parks-trails/12-great-western-trail/

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2023 dates

Note: Team running camp dates can be flexible if you want less/more days, but on a first come, first serve basis. $90 per runner for each day of camp.

TEAM camp date options*:

*Please contact us ASAP for availability.

 

* We also need to know how many runners you would like to bring to camp to determine space availability. 

 

Coaches can attend for FREE with 5+ runners at the camp.

2023 INDIVIDUAL RUNNER option:

June 4-6, 2023

2023 TEAM camps (update 1/24/2023):

June 8-9, 2023      Norwalk B/G

June 10-11, 2023   Waukee NW B/G

June 13-15, 2023   Marshalltown B

                              Westside NE B/G 

                              Waukee B

June 16-17, 2023   Glenwood B 

June 19-21, 2023   Pella Christian B/G

                              Waukee G

June 23-26, 2023  Washburn KS B/G

                              Atlantic B/G

June 28-30, 2023 Huron SD B/G

                              Council Bluffs Lewis Central B/G

                              Elkhorn Valley NE B/G

July 1-3, 2023        Buhler KS B/G

July 6-8, 2023       Homer NE B/G

                               Battle Creek NE B/G

                               Milford NE B/G

July 9-11, 2023       Gardner Edgerton KS B/G

July 12-15, 2023     Olathe West KS B/G

July 16-17, 2023     Washington B/G 

July 18-19, 2023     Mt. Vernon-Lisbon B/G

July 21-22, 2023     Gilbert B/G

July 24-26, 2023    Eagan MN B 

July 28-30, 2023    Trinity KS B/G

Aug 1-3, 2023         Clarinda B/G

Aug 4-6, 2023        Fairfield B/G

                               Forest City B/G

Aug 7, 2023            Carlisle B/G

Aug 8, 2023            Indianola G

Aug 9-11, 2023       Clear Lake B/G

Aug 12-14, 2023     Newton B/G

Aug 18-21, 2023     Cornell College M/W

Aug 23-25, 2023    Grand View University M/W

Cost:

$90/day per runner

(thru Feb 28, 2023)

(2 day camp - $180/runner)

(3 day camp - $270/runner)

(4 day camp - $360/runner)

(includes: all lodging, food, snacks, drinks, activities, entertainment and t-shirt)

BOOK NOW!

Coaches and chaperones get to attend the camp FREE of charge with exclusive booking (1 free registration per 5 paid registrations).

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Services

Facilities

  • 8 room lodge set up in a bunk bed format

  • Large open grass areas for games and overflow camping

  • Paved, gravel and grass trails

  • High school track located nearby

  • 12 miles from West Des Moines Jordan Creek Mall and restaurants

Some onsite entertainment/free time fun options:

  • Full court basketball

  • Swimming pool volleyball

  • Biking

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Badminton

  • Pool table

  • 2 Ping pong tables

  • 2 Foosball tables

  • Dart board

  • Ladder ball

  • Bag toss

  • Air hockey

  • Fire pit (s'mores)

  • Karaoke

  • Numerous board/card games

  • Minute to Win It games

  • Ice cream night

  • Movie/popcorn night

  • Water balloons

  • Scavenger hunts

  • Sharks and Minnows

  • Whiffle ball

  • Sand volleyball court

 

Planned enhancements: 

Additional sleeping, showering/bathroom areas, indoor open gaming area

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Contact

8267 30th Ave

Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Tel: 515.669.7493

jeremyhaack@msn.com

Coach Jeremy Haack (pronounced "Hawk")

High school (Spencer, Iowa - 1991-1995)

2 school records (XC/3200m)

2x XC all state selection (1 elite all state)

2x XC district champion

2x XC conference champion

6x conference team championships (4 track, 2 XC)

6x Drake Relays medal winner

1:55 PR - 800m (split)

4:22 PR - 1600m

9:29 PR - 3200m

College (Drake University, Des Moines, IA)

Division 1 NCAA track scholarship

2x track MVC conference champion

1997 MVC conference runner up (indoor mile) - lost to 1996 800m Olympian

3:51 PR - 1500m

8:31 PR - 3000m

25:05 PR - 8k cross country

32:05 PR - 10k cross country

Asst Coaching (WDM Valley - 8 years, 2011-2018)

1 individual 4A state XC championship course record (15:02)

2x individual 4A state XC champions

7x top 10 4A all state XC runners 

Team qualified every year for 4A state XC championships (2011-present)

Coached nearly 600 XC high school runners since 2011

2:53 marathon PR, ran in 2017 Boston Marathon

Asst Coaching (Norwalk - 2 years, 2019-present)

2019:

First time in school history both the boys & girls qualified in the same year

Boys team ranked as high as #2 in class 3A poll during middle of the season

Boys Conference runner up team(lost to state champion DCG)

Boys District runner up team (lost to state champion DCG)

Boys team qualified for state, first time since 1993

Finished 9th as a team at state XC meet in 3A

2020:

Boys moved up to largest school class (4A)

Team conference champion (only 2nd title in school history) & individual        conference runner up

Team district runner up & individual district runner up

4A team qualifier - finished 14th as a team at state XC meet in 4A

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Sample lecture topics

(team coaches can pick topics):

  • Champion's mindset

  • Pacing

  • Training principles

  • Nutrition and hydration

  • Injury prevention and addressing muscle soreness

  • Shoe, spikes and clothing selection 

  • High school, college and road racing

  • Race preparation

  • Recovery run, Build up run, Hill reps

  • Running form

  • Stretching and yoga

  • 5k racing strategies and tactics

  • Weight training/core training

  • Cool down/ice baths/leg drains

  • Taking your game to the next level

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