Elinor Fish, Run Wild Retreats owner
Elinor is a trail runner, writer, world traveler, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur whose urge to constantly seek out new challenges keeps her constantly on the move. In 2010, she merged all of those interests into one ambitious venture called Run Wild Retreats, which encourages balanced health, wellness and fitness through trail running and yoga retreats in wilderness settings.
Elinor is a life-long competitive athlete whose 20-year career highlights include running (and sometimes placing) at dozens of trail races and ultramarathon, with her greatest achievements being the Leadville Trail 100-miler, GORE-TEX TransRockies Run 100-miler, Silver Rush 50-miler, World Duathlon Championships and team gold at the Canadian collegiate Cross-Country National Championships.
Born in Canada and proud “Kootenay girl” who grew up in the mountains of British Columbia, bounced between western Canada, France and Australia working in tourism marketing and media relations before moving to Carbondale, Colorado in 2006 to take the post of managing editor at Trail Runner magazine.
She married her husband Rob in 2008 and their son Reed arrived in 2009, cementing her life in the Colorado Rockies. Elinor now works as a PR and social media professional at Backbone Media in Carbondale.
Rachel Cieslewicz, Yoga Instructor, Running Coach
Rachel, a professional road and trail runner, is the current XTERRA trail running 30-34 age group world champion and is ranked second in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup and placed eight at the Honolulu Marathon. “Racing brings out my soul,” says Rachel. “Sports connect my body, mind and spirit so I can reach my potential, and I love inspiring others to find their own greatest expression of themselves.”
When not training and racing, Rachel helps others live an authentic lifestyle while reaching athletic potential as an endurance coach, teaches Pilates and yoga, and is a neuromuscular sports massage therapist. Rachel is a single mother to an amazing son, Canyon, and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Amy Golumbia, Run Leader, Holistic Nutritionist
Winner of the 2009 Canadian Mountain Running Championships and a member of the Canadian Mountain Running Team, Amy has a passionate connection to the mountains she trains and competes in.Born and raised in the once-small mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, Amy began competing in cross country meets in high school and ran for the University of Alberta. Her love of running has stayed with her through the birth of her twin girls and continues to be her meditation time no matter where life takes her.
She has a private nutritional consulting business called Jump Start Nutrition, is a principal investigator on a leading HIV/AIDS research project and works for an international development organization. Amy has a passion for travel and has run, hiked, climbed and competed in Nepal, Ghana, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Israel, Turkey and all over North America. But a day spent in the Rockies, hiking or running with her children or friends will always be one of her favorite activities.