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NWACC Cross Country

Have experience running long distance in high school or just eager to join a collegiate sport? Join NWACC's men's and women's cross country program and take your athletic goals to the college level. 

As an official member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), NWACC's cross country program recruits all skill levels, so grab your running shoes and be prepared to work hard, build self-confidence and celebrate victories with your teammates and Coach Boit!

Join the team by contacting Coach Boit at jboit@nwacc.edu or John Luedtke at jluedtke@nwacc.edu

About the Program

  • Open to men and women at all skill levels
  • Training occurs on the Bentonville campus
  • Meets occur on a biweekly basis
  • Season runs from August - November
  • Scholarships available to qualifying student athletes

Requirements:

  • A full-time NWACC student
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

Join the Team:

Email Coach Boit 

Sports

 

About Coach Boit

Coach Josphat Boit is a former University of Arkansas Razorback athlete and coach with an impressive record. While a Razorback athlete, he won two NCAA national titles, eight All-America honors, six SEC titles, two SEC Athlete of the Year awards and was a 10-time All-SEC performer. Boit has also remained the second fastest 8K cross country performer in Arkansas and is one of three Razorbacks to win consecutive SEC individual titles.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Boit became a professional runner for 10 years. During his running career, he represented the United States in the World Half Marathon Championships and won the US 25J National Championship. Boit then went on to become a Razorback running coach in 2016 and produced several individual All-Americans and SEC champions and earned team titles in indoor and outdoor track and cross country.

Josphat Boit


THRiVE Cross Country Camp

Gather a team or sign up individually to attend this cross country camp with NWACC Coach Boit! The first 50 junior high and 50 high school athletes will be accepted!
 

Camp Details:

  • Location: NWACC Burns Hall Main Lobby - 1 College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Dates/Time:
    • June 7th & 8th: Junior High, 7th-8th grade
      • Camp runs from 8 am - 12 pm. | Check-in time is 7:45 am.
    • June 9th &10th: High School, 9th-12th grade
      • Camp runs from 8 am - 12 pm. | Check-in time is 7:45 am.
  • Cost:
    • $450 for a team of 10 athletes and 2 coaches 
    • $60 for individual athlete
  • Payment Options:
    • Venmo @THRiVEATHLETICS
    • Check payment accepted the morning of camp 
  • T-shirts to all participants

Register for Camp 

Training:

  • Running training techniques
  • Course prep & running
  • Breathing & running form
  • Race strategy
  • Nutrition/hydration
  • College prep
  • Stretching & yoga
  • Core
  • Competition mindset

What to Bring:

  • Running shoes & good socks
  • Water bottle
  • Athletic wear (prepare for weather)
  • Protein bars or healthy snacks

NOTE: If you fill out the registration form, your attendance is anticipated. If registration is not cancelled by June 4th, you will be subject to pay the total amount of the registration cost of $450 for a team or $60 for an individual. 

Camp Questions? Call Chris Weller at 785-822-4129 or thriveathleticsweller@gmail.com
 

Support the Program

  • Support NWACC's cross country program by becoming a sponsor. View sponsorship flyer to learn more. 

  • If you would like to make a gift donation rather than become a sponsor, donations can be made using the NWACC Foundation donation form below. Be sure to indicate that your gift be designated for the cross country program or for cross country scholarships.

Donation Form: