Registration Opens for 2012 Run Wild Trail Running and Wellness Retreat
Rocky Mountain running camp offers expert speakers, premier trails and rejuvenating yoga
JANUARY 15, 2012, CARBONDALE, COLORADO—The third annual Run Wild Trail Running and Wellness Retreat presented by Run Wild Retreats will be held August 16-19, 2012 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The four-day retreat will be held at Avalanche Ranch near Carbondale, Colorado, recognized as one of the top “Next Great Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Avalanche Ranch, situated at 7000 feet in elevation, offers a pastoral setting, natural hot springs and a collection of charming cabins with full amenities. The property in nestled in the Crystal River valley at the foot of 12,953-foot Mount Sopris.
Daily activities include trail runs of four to 12 miles in the White River National Forest, one of the nation’s top recreation areas, gourmet meals, yoga classes designed for runners, running-form evaluation and discussions with experts on trail-running technique, sports nutrition, injury prevention and gear selection. Participants will come away not only with a better of understanding of how to run well, but also with how to stay motivated in the pursuit of personal and athletic goals.
“The theme of this year’s retreat is ‘Run Well: Be Well’,” says Elinor Fish, Run Wild Retreats founder and a former editor at Trail Runner magazine. “We provide practical tips to become an injury-free, life-long runner, but also foster an understanding of how running serves you in other aspects of life, such as reducing stress and inspiring you to make positive change in other areas, such as career, family or spiritual.”
Retreat packages are $1250 for a shared room or $1350 for a private room. An early bird discount is available for those registering before April 16, 2012—just enter the discount code EARLYBIRD12 when you register here. For a full retreat itinerary, information about getting to the retreat and other FAQs, please visit: www.RunWildRetreats.com
Registration Opens for the Run Wild Trail Running and Wellness Retreat for Women
APRIL 10, 2011, CARBONDALE, COLORADO—Registration is now open for Run Wild Retreats’ second annual Trail Running and Wellness Retreat for Women, presented by Run Like a Mother: The Book, at the historic Vagabond Ranch in the Colorado Rockies, August 18-21, 2011.
The four-day, three-night retreat includes trail runs of three to 12 miles, catered gourmet meals, yoga classes designed for runners, running-form evaluation, presentations and discussions with experts on trail-running technique, natural running, sports nutrition, injury prevention, choosing the right gear and how to train for a race.
This inspiring and educational retreat provides practical tips for balancing health and fitness goals with a busy lifestyle. “Trail running is a not only a healthy alternative to road running, but spending time in nature eliminates stress and rejuvenates your energy,” says Elinor Fish, owner of Run Wild Retreats and a former editor at Trail Runner magazine.
This year’s retreat is co-hosted by the authors of Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving—and not Lose your Family, Job or Sanity, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. They are experienced marathoners and frequent contributors to Runner’s World, Yoga Journal, Self, Health and many more magazines.
The retreat package is $895 for a shared room ($975 for a private room) and includes three nights at Vagabond Ranch (a 3.5-hour drive from Denver International Airport), meals, wine and cheese welcome reception, group runs on scenic alpine trails, yoga classes, presentations, a goodie bag and raffle prizes. Relaxation massages and ground transportation from DIA are available for an additional fee. Register at: http://www.runwildretreats.com/2011-retreats/vagabond-ranch-colorado/
About Run Wild Retreats
Run Wild Retreats encourages balanced health, wellness and fitness through shared experiences in nature. We publish articles about women’s health, exercise news, profiles of inspiring female athletes and product reviews on www.RunWildRetreats.com, host running clinics and all-inclusive retreats in the U.S. and Canada. Join the Run Wild community at Facebook.com/RunWildRetreats.com and on Twitter @trailrunwomen.
Get a Running Start to the New Year Running Clinic begins January 11 at 5:30 pm
Find motivation; achieve fitness goals with this 10-Week Running Clinic in Carbondale
DECEMBER 17, 2010, CARBONDALE, COLORADO—Stick with your New Year’s resolution to get fit or run a race this year by training with the Get a Running Start to the New Year Running Clinic starting Tuesday, January 11 through March 15, 2011. Each week you will receive expert training advice and enjoy a group workout of three to five miles on roads and trails in Carbondale.
The clinic meets Tuesday evenings at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.at Independence Run and Hike, the Roaring Fork Valley’s only dedicated running store, located at 995 Cowan Drive, just off Highway 133 in Carbondale. Training runs will include uphill/downhill running technique, speedwork, form drills, pacing, developing an efficient stride and much more. Our first few sessions will involve running after dark, so please wear warm, reflective running attire. Headlamps are not required, but are recommended.
We’ll discuss barefoot running, how to plan your training, prevent running injuries, increasing endurance, and answer your questions about preparing for a race and how to reach your fitness goals.
This clinic is open to men and women age 16 and over who can run at least three miles (but you don’t need to be fast!). Spaces are limited, so sign up soon.
The clinic is led by Elinor Fish, a competitive runner for 20 years, owner of Run Wild Retreats Trail Running Adventures (www.RunWildRetreats.com) and managing editor of Trail Runner magazine, the nation’s only magazine dedicated to off-road running, published by Carbondale-based Big Stone Publishing (www.trailrunnermag.com).
The investment for this 10-week program is $110 or only $99 if you sign up with a friend. Register at in person at Independence Run and Hike or online at www.RunWildRetreats.com.
If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 970-987-2050.
Announcing the Trail Running and Wellness Retreat for Women
A mind-body health retreat in the Colorado Rockies July 30-Aug. 1, 2010
MAY 21, 2010, CARBONDALE, COLORADO—Elinor Fish, managing editor of Trail Runner magazine, is hosting the Trail Running and Wellness Retreat for Women at Granby, Colorado’s Vagabond Ranch Friday, July 30 to Sunday, August 1, 2010. The non-competitive, women-only retreat pairs guided trail runs and yoga classes with professionally led seminars on sports conditioning, nutrition and injury prevention.
Participants will learn uphill and downhill trail-running technique, pacing on uneven, technical terrain, race preparation, proper fueling, hydration and yoga classes designed for runners.
This inspiring and educational weekend will provide women the technique and know-how to safely run trails and make running an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. “Running on trails is much gentler on the body than road running, while still being a great workout,” says Fish, who will be one of two run leaders taking retreat participants on scenic mountain trail runs departing from Vagabond Ranch. “Trail running is also a very effective way to mange stress. I’ve been a competitive runner for 20 years, and now as a busy working mom, trail running lets me decompress and reward myself for giving so much to my family and job.”
Trail running is one of the country’s fastest-growing outdoor sports, with participation jumping 15.2% from 2008 to 2009, according to The Outdoor Association. Last year, more than 4.85 million Americans went trail running to exercise their bodies, clear their minds and rejuvenate their souls.
Fish has been leading running clinics and camps in the U.S. and Canada for 10 years, and is now focusing her programs on bringing more women into the male-dominated sport.
Participants need only basic running fitness, such as being able to run at least five miles comfortably on the road. No other special skills are required. For each run, the group is divided into two pace groups (offering shorter and longer run options, ranging from 4 to 12 miles) so there’s no pressure to match someone else’s pace.
Elinor Fish, 35, is presently training for this August’s Leadville Trail 100-mile race in Colorado and is mom to one-year-old Reed. Through similar camps and clinics, she has helped hundreds of beginners finish their first race and adopt a healthy running lifestyle.
The retreat will be held at Vagabond Ranch, an historic lodge located 10 miles north of Granby at an elevation of 9000 feet in the Colorado Rockies (a three-hour drive from downtown Denver). Singletrack trails depart right from the historic lodge and follow streams through meadows and past alpine lakes.
• Two nights’ accommodation at Vagabond Ranch
• Nourishing, wholesome meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch
• Rejuvenating and lengthening yoga classes designed specifically for runners
• Trail runs with experienced and knowledgeable trail runners
• Individual assessment of running form, tips for trail-running technique
• Classes on training, sports nutrition, goal setting, trail-running gear and injury prevention
• Goodie bag
• Complimentary issue of Trail Runner magazine
• Relaxation massages available at an additional cost.