Rugby Marathon


Since inception, the BaseCamp Athletic Club (BC-AC) has committed to serving the health, fitness, and social needs

of the community by committing to the development of athletic endeavors, events and groups.  In it’s tenure, the group has established an engaged group of primarily adult endurance sport (run, bike, tri) enthusiasts who socialize around active pursuits, train and compete together.  However, a gap in community offerings, specifically for our youth, still remains.  Unfortunately in many cases, children are pushed to “choose” early, specialize in a given sport in hopes of gaining competitive advantage.  Equally unfortunate, as cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics, early specialization often leads to overuse, over-training, and burnout.   However, that does not change the global need for adequate physical activity, and why it so desperately matters!

In 2017, BC-AC is taking the next step in it’s launch of Youth Rugby and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Why?  Because Rugby is a FUN, game that develops critical, and universal athletic skills (running, cutting, catching, kicking, throwing), in a socially-supportive environment accessible to the entire family.  It’s a game that bucks the overuse (by requiring diversity of human movement) and specialization (given it’s relatively new emergence) trends.

How You Can Help!

  • Get involved, come play or cheer at the club’s inaugural “Rugby Marathon” on 6/2/17 at Patrick McGaheran School (meet at BC31) 5p – Sun Down CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
  • Consider supporting financially by DONATING
  • Order dinner and make it a night out!  ORDER HERE

Rugby Combine — Saturday, February 25th @12pm

In conjunction with our commitments to fostering a healthy environment for our local community and helping our youth “move well”, the BaseCamp Athletic Club will be extending its participation in rugby into 2017. Our kickoff event, a winter combine, will be held on February 25th at 12pm at the BaseCamp31 facility (1250 Route 31N, Lebanon NJ). Unlike the NFL Draft combine, our event will be focused on fun while still serving as a benchmark for the athlete’s growth.  While our youth athletes are participating in the combine, we will be simultaneously be hosting an information session for parents and adults that want to participate in our weekly pick-up games of (touch) rugby. Some of the topics to be discussed will be the benefits of rugby and our goals for the 2017 season while also providing an open forum to ask any questions. We are VERY excited about rugby and, more specifically, our combine as the 2017 kickoff event and can’t wait to see you at BaseCamp31 on the 25th. This event is FREE and open to all so please bring friends; the more the merrier!