Camp Activities and Logistics

Our Coaching Staff...

Our staff is composed of several very competent high school and college distance coaches who have trained some of the best runners in their area, their district, state and the country! They are:--Jim Smith, Chris Smith, and Kurt Gustafson.

Jim Smith - Director Director—Coach Jim Smith, successful Shrewsbury High School and college track coach.  His teams have won numerous League championships in very competitive Massachusetts. His latest star runner, John Murray, set the Mass. State Record at the 2010 XC State Meet on the Gardner, MA course.  He also was chosen as the Gatorade XC Runner of the Year. Other athletes have won state championships, placed at New Englands and qualified for the Nationals at Footlock in San Diego, CA.  Coach Smith is an experienced teacher and knows the value of team loyalty and hard work which also made him a successful high school and college runner.  He has directed several camps for high school students/athletes.
Chris Smith - coach

Coach Chris Smith—Entering his 6th year as assistant Camp Director, Chris has coached champions at every level of distance running.  While an assistant XC coach at Brookline High, his teams won back to back State XC Championships (2010 an 2011).  At Emory University, he guided Adam Carlson to the 1999 Southeast NCAA III Regional Championships.  As a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Vanderbilt, Chris coached national Champions and school record holders in events from the 400 hurdles to the 5K.  His enthusiasm for the sport inspires runners of all ages and abilities to achieve their personal bests.

Coach Chris Favuli - Chris has been on RMXCC Staff several years as well as being a camper our first year in 2008.  He ran at ULowell. Chris is an avid runner and camper as well. This past year he was Coach Smith's Assistant XC Coach at Shrewsbury High. Chris is currently studying to become a Physician's Assistant next year.

Marcia Smith - Marcia is affectionately called "Mrs Coach" due to all she does for our summer program. A varsity basketball standout at Simmons College a few years back BUT now great supporter of "runners!
Dan Mortimer - Dan is no stranger to RMXCC either!  He served on our staff last year and comes to us again as two-time captain of his WPI XC team.  Many times a League All-star and captain at SHS, Dan led his high school team to third place at the Massachusetts State Cross Country Championships in 2012. Dan has been the track and cross country captain for the past two years at Worcedster Polytech Institute and will be graduating in May.