The Run Wild Trail Running & Wellness retreat is a four-day immersion in YOU. Refresh your spirit, strengthen your body, clear your mind, get grounded, get focused and have FUN.
Whatever your goal is, this retreat provides the environment, activities and space to feed your soul with trail running, yoga, hot springs, mountains, sunshine and fresh air.
Our team of highly experienced running coaches and yoga instructors (see below for bios) look forward to welcoming you to Avalanche Ranch, Colorado, this August 16-19, 2012.
***Complimentary relaxation or therapeutic massage is included with your registration if you book before June 29.
***Space is very limited; book now to ensure your spot!
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Elinor Fish, Host and Founder, Run Wild Retreats
Elinor is a trail runner, writer, world traveler, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur who merged her interested by founding Run Wild Retreats to encourage balanced health, wellness and fitness through trail running and yoga retreats in wilderness settings. Over her 20-year running career, Elinor has competing in distances ranging from 800 meters on the track to 100 miles on mountain trails, and has been coaching running and leading running camps since 1998.
She has also had the privilege to run in exotic locations around the world, including the European Alps, Canadian Rockies, Patagonia, Chile, and most recently, Costa Brava, Spain. Elinor was the editor of Trail Runner magazine for nearly five years, and continues to freelance writer for magazines about trail-running techniques, trail-running destinations and write profiles of inspiring female athletes.
Darcy Piceu Africa, Champion Ultrarunner, Keynote Speaker
Professional ultrarunner and coach Darcy Africa, 37, has been competinging in ultrarunning (races longer than a marathon) for a dozen years.
In 2006, Darcy made splash in the trail-running scene when she earned the “Ultrarunning Grand Slam” title. This title is earned after completing the country’s four oldest 100-mile runs in one year (Western States Endurance Run, Vermont 100, Leadville, and the Wasatch Front 100). Darcy had the fastest combined time for all four races among all who completed the Grand Slam that year.
Darcy has continued her winning ways in recent years, winning the Wasatch Front 100-miler in 2010, placing second at the Hardrock 100 the past two years and placing third at France’s Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc 100-mile race last year. Now mom to a three-and-a-half-year old daughter, Darcy continues to compete in the world’s toughtest endurance races and enjoy the trails around her home in Boulder, Colorado.
Emily Hightower, Yoga Instructor
Emily is the owner of Mobile Yogi and a Colorado native who has spent over a decade studying and teaching yoga with therapeutic applications. She has been a Wilderness EMT, River/Mountain Guide, artist and whitewater kayak coach during that time as well and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher.
Emily has taught yoga on beaches in Mexico and Hawaii, in the Grand Canyon, by the Roaring Fork River, in homes and meadows and balconies, hospitals, PT rooms in India, offices, hotels and high alpine huts. She is also a certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and Nutritional Cleansing Coach. Emily is an internationally selling yoga CD artist through a project called “YinMama” for women, and all profits are given to non profits succeeding in helping women and children in need.