Train with Kenyans Running Camp

Event Date

Mon, Jul 16, 2018


Chesterfield, VA


About This Activity

2018 TWK Running Camp is still open!Registration is still open and it will remain open until check-in on Monday the 9th from 9:00AM to 2PM in Algonquian Ecology Camp at Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA. (We will let you know on our website if get full before check-in) Spread the word!

About the camp facility

 “Simplicity” is one of the training principles that make Kenyan the best runners in the world. We are going to live simple life at the camp. We will be fixing our own food just like when you are on camping trip. Training and learning are our priorities, nothing fancy. We will be staying at Algonquian Ecology Camp- In the woods. The camps have from two to four cabin groups. Each cabin group has four or five cabins (each of which can accommodate from four to six people). The lodge has a fireplace, an outdoor pit grill, electricity and a water spigot. Each building has screened windows and a campfire ring for cooking or a fire. Each cabin group accommodates up to 28 people, that means 28 campers reserved for TWK. We will have unlimited number for day campers. Camp discount and Scholarship

We still have some camp discount and scholarship. You can request the scholarship by e-mail at (

Elite Athletes and coaches

We are excited for our great elite athletes and coaches. We always have great coaches and elite athlete lead at TWK. We have had World record holder, Daniel Komen attend our camp in the past

Past Camp review

We had a wonderful camp last few years.  A lot of runners benefited from the camp. Here is some of the camp review from the campers, check this:!media/vstc4=video

Check the attached  camp application form. You can also use the online registration, here is the link:  or!running-camp/vstc3=registration

Sample of Daily Camp Schedule


Kenyan Training Principle of the day:

Focus “ Kazi kwanza” 

Training is training, whining and talking is after the training. Kenyans train very hard and in a smart way. Kenyans have a high level of pain tolerance; they see the pains as weaknesses leaving the body, every step in their run counts... they hang in to the end! Kenyans also have a strong self-image and motivate themselves, they are focused!

Verses of the day:

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

6:45am                                     Wake up!

7:00am                                     Morning run at the park (4-10miles, depending on runner’s level)

8:30- 9:20am                        Breakfast – Dining Hall

10:00am                                  Meet Outside Cabins with Running shoes on

10:15-11:00am                   Instructional Seminar: Kenyan Calisthenics & Swahili

11:30-12:30am                                     Lunch- Dining Hall

12:30pm- 3:00Pm             Free time, nap, games etc.

3:00-4:00pm                        Instructional Seminar:Interactive Session with Elite Athletes/running form                               

4:45pm                                    Meet outside cabins

5:00pm                                                      Evening Run (Easy run, 4-8miles, depending on runner’s level)

7:30pm                 Dinner at Dining Hall or Chinese Buffet

8:15-9:30pm                       Instructional Seminar: Lecture: Kenyan Training and Mental Approaches (Chapter# 3 & 4)                             

10:00pm                                 In Dorms

10:20pm                                 Lights out


In Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. See below for detailed directions.

Drive Time:Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours


FromInterstate 95 southof Richmond: Take exit 61 onto Route 10 west, then left onto Route 655 (Beach Road). Go about four miles to State Park Road, which is on the right.

FromInterstate 95 north of Richmond: Take Interstate 295 south to Route 10 west (Iron Bridge Road) to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road.

From64 west of Richmond: Take Route 288 south to Route 10 east (Iron Bridge Road) to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road.

From64 east of Richmond: Take Interstate 295 south to Route 10 west to Route 655 (Beach Road) to State Park Road. The physical address is: Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355

Any question concerning directions or camp info please e-mail:

Coach David Cheromei at  434-258-4908



Let  me know if you have any questions

Coach David Cheromei

Camp Director,

Train With Kenyans

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