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 5 acre pond in the center of the property.

The property is ideal for running with over 1.5 miles of grass trails carved out along 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/

2020 dates

Note: Team running camp dates can be flexible if you want less/more days, but on a first come, first serve basis. $65 per runner for each day of camp.

TEAM camp date options*:

*Please contact us ASAP for availability. There are only a few

open dates or joint team camp possibilities left...Please let us

know how many runners you would have as well. Coaches can

attend for FREE with >5 runners at the camp. 

2020 INDIVIDUAL RUNNER camps (updated 7/30/20):

June 30-July 2, 2020 (3 days)

July 19-21, 2020 (3 days)

2020 TEAM camps (updated 7/9/20):

June 11-12, 2020 (Sumner-Fredericksburg &

                 Ashland-Greenwood NE B/G) - joint camp

June 18-19, 2020 (Glenwood B)

July 10-12, 2020 (Buhler KS B/G)

July 15-16, 2020 (BGM IA B/G)

July 17-18, 2020 (Norwalk B/G)

July 19-21, 2020 (Danville-New London B/G)  

July 24, 2020 (WDM Valley G)

July 25, 2020 (WDM Valley B)

 

July 28-31, 2020 (Atlantic B/G)

Aug 1-3, 2020 (Newton & Lynnville-Sully B/G) - joint camp

Aug 4-6, 2020 (Clarinda B/G) 

Aug 7-9, 2020 (North Union B/G)

Aug 10, 2020 (Carlisle B/G)

Aug 11, 2020 (Dallas Center-Grimes G)

Teams moving their camps to SUMMER 2021:

Duchesne Academy NE G - originally scheduled May 31-June 2

Ballard B/G - originally scheduled June 8-10

Pratt KS B/G - originally scheduled June 8-10

McLouth KS B/G - originally scheduled June 15-17

Bondurant-Farrar B/G - originally scheduled June 15-17

Manhattan KS B/G - originally scheduled June 23-25

Milford NE B/G - originally scheduled June 24-26

Red Oak B/G - originally scheduled July 6-9

Olathe West B/G - originally scheduled July 13-16

Shawnee Mission West KS B/G - originally scheduled July 17-19

Eagan MN Boys - originally scheduled July 19-21
Mt Vernon-Lisbon - originally scheduled July 22-23

Gilbert B/G - originally scheduled July 24-25

Jesup B/G - originally scheduled July 27-28

Trinity KS B/G - originally scheduled July 29-31

Fairfield B/G - originally schedule Aug 7-9

Iowa City West B - originally scheduled Aug 12-14

Grand View University - originally scheduled Aug 19-21

How do I secure an exclusive team bonding camp experience?

Get exclusive facility rental for your team when 20+ runners sign up.

$65/day per runner

(2 day camp - $130/runner)

(3 day camp - $195/runner)

(4 day camp - $260/runner)

(all lodging, food, lectures, activities and entertainment included)

BOOK NOW!

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

 

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

2020 Planned enhancements: 

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

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 - 1 year, 2019-present)

First time in school history both the boys and 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

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

© 2018 by Bridge23

Sample lecture topics

(team coaches can pick topics):

  •  Motivation

  • Goal setting

  • 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

  • Strides/drills, Running form

  • Stretching and yoga

  • 5k racing strategies and tactics

  • Weight training/core training, hurdle drills, abs, arms, med ball

  • Cool down/ice baths/leg drains