Montreat College Running Camp

Montreat, North Carolina

History of the Montreat College Running Camp

Eleven years ago, the moment I set foot on the campus of Montreat College and its Black Mountain Campus, I immediately envisioned hosting a residential cross country camp. Its proximity to the variety of parks and trail heads, including the creeks and lakes-- it was perfect. I knew Montreat, with its natural beauty, including the great summer weather and elevation changes, would be the home of the Cavalier Distance Running Camp.

Simply put, Montreat College had all the tools for an awesome running camp: trails, streams, a beautiful campus, seclusion, yet a short drive to hit the Asheville city-life!  But with so many running camps across the country, Coach Jason Lewkowicz and I felt it was important that we provide our campers with a superior running camp experience, in a Christ-centered environment... where middle school, high school, and college runners could gather, train, and be motivated in the fellowship of other young Christians.

Naturally, the staff that will serve you during your week at the Montreat College Running Camp was hand-selected for their Christian leadership and their knowledge of our sport. They motivate me in my personal walk, as I am sure they will do the same for you.

It is our hope that once you experience our camp you:

  • had a ton of fun!
  • had an amazing week of fellowship with other young Christians!
  • were educated in many aspects of training and athletic preparation by a knowledgeable staff.
  • had many opportunities to praise and worship God!
  • left motivated and ready to have a tremendous cross country and track season!



Hope to see you this summer, 

Coach Jose Larios, Camp Founder

Athletic Director at Montreat College (Montreat, NC).



  • "This camp is a great way to rev up the summer training, meet new friends who oftentimes become future running buddies, and have fun! Coach Larios and the coaching staff bring a ..."
    Sharon Riley - Asheville Christian Academy, NC
    2008 WNC Girls Coach of the Year - 2008 Girls State Champions

Sponsoring Colleges and Universities

Check out the following websites and running programs at these awesome four year colleges and unversities:

Montreat College Cavaliers

Emmanuel College Lions

Eastern Mennonite University Royals