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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.

2024 dates

Note: Team running camp dates can be flexible if you want less/more days, but on a first come, first serve basis. $95 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.


3 day option (June 16-18, 2024)

2 day option (June 8-9, 2024)

1 day option (July 14, 2024)

2024 TEAM camps (updated 5/15/2024):

June 2-4, 2024      Central Lee B/G

                                  Keokuk B/G

June 5-7, 2024       Marion KS B/G

June 2-7, 2024       Z3 High Performance Triathlon team

June 8-9, 2024      Waukee NW G

June 10-12, 2024   Duchesne Academy NE G

June 13-15, 2024   Marshalltown B

June 14-15, 2024   Iowa Falls B/G

                                  Glenwood B

June 16-18, 2024   Bondurant-Farrar B/G

                       Guardian Angels Central Catholic NE B/G

June 19-21, 2024   Waukee B

                                  Blue Valley North KS B/G

June 21-24, 2024   Homer NE B/G

                                  Atlantic B/G

June 25-27, 2024   Huron SD B/G

                                  Leavenworth KS B/G

                                 Council Bluffs Lewis Central B/G

June 29-30, 2024 Salina Central KS B/G

June 29-July 1, 2024  Buhler, KS B/G

July 7-9, 2024        Gardner Edgerton KS B/G

July 10-13, 2024    Olathe West KS B/G

July 14, 2024          Waukee G

July 15-17, 2024     Battle Creek NE B/G

                                 Milford NE B/G

                                 Hartley Melvin Sanborn B/G

July 18-20, 2024   Waukee NW B

                                  Heritage Christian Academy B/G

July 21-22, 2024     Indianola G

                                  Central Springs B/G

July 23-24, 2024   Mt. Vernon-Lisbon B/G

July 25-26, 2024   Gilbert B/G

July 27-29, 2024    Eagan MN B 

Aug 2-4, 2024       Trinity KS B/G

Aug 5-7, 2024        Fairfield B/G

                                 Forest City B/G

Aug 9-11, 2024       Newton B/G

                                  Bettendorf B/G

Aug 12, 2024           Carlisle B/G

Aug 13-14, 2024     Johnston middle school G

Aug 14-16, 2024     Clear Lake B/G

Aug 17-20, 2024    Cornell College M/W

Aug 21-23, 2024     Grand View University M/W

Aug 24, 2024          Norwalk High School B/G

Aug 25, 2024          Norwalk Middle School B/G

2024 cost ($105/day):


1 day camp - $105/runner

2 day camp - $210/runner

day camp - $315/runner

4 day camp - $420/runner

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



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

Rate increase on June 1, 2024



  • 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/above ground pool

  • Outdoor laser tag

  • Biking

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Paddle boards

  • Pedal boats

  • Badminton

  • Soccer

  • Pool table

  • Ping pong tables

  • 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

  • Outdoor Connect 4/Chess

  • Sports equipment (football, baseball, etc)



8267 30th Ave

Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Tel: 515.669.7493

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 - 4 years, 2019-present)


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


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


New individual school record holder (time)

Boys team ranked as high as #2 in 4A

Team conference champion

4A team state qualifer - finished 6th as a team at state XC meet


New individual school record holder (time)

Team conference runner up, losing to eventual 3A state champion Pella

4A team state qualifier - finished 13th as a team at state XC meet

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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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