October 22, 2013

Trail running camps 2014

Trail Running Camps, Estes Park, CO – 2014

Trail Running has become our passion – the Estes Park area is an incredible area for trail running; challenging, inspiring and breathtaking. Miles of trails with choices varying from easy to extremely challenging. This is a runner’s paradise, with over 300 days a year of sunshine, clean clear air, and majestic views pretty much whichever way you look.

Active at Altitude is delighted to announce a series of Trail Running Clinics with some of the USA’s top trail running experts working with you to educate, challenge & inspire. Trail Running is a rapidly growing sport, and we are excited to be a small part of developing this noble art. We will take you to places you have never dreamed of, where you will find that you can achieve far more than you thought you could…Many runners come with an expectation that trail running will be too hard for them – the reality is that it is challenging, however the mental, and spiritual benefits far outweigh the physical challenges, and it takes us back to a natural environment where we can feel more at home. If you have never been to a Trail Running Camp before and don’t know what to expect, here is a great article written by Diana Norcross after her experience at our April 2011 camp!

ETA conf logo no dateTrail Running in the USA has grown rapidly, especially during recent years, and is poised to become the number 1 participation outdoor sport in the USA in the near future. Much of this I think has to do with a basic human need for experiences where we can connect with our environment across as many of our senses as possible. Road running has many merits, and has been the initial leader in the running boom – there is however nothing like the connection you can achieve on a trail, being so close to the natural world rather than shielded and insulated by bricks and concrete. I loved running roads, on trails I feel truly ALIVE! To symbolize the growth that Trail Running has achieved, the first ever Trail Running Conference in the USA took place in Estes Park on June 20-21 2013, the Estes Trail Ascent. Registration and details will be available soon for the 2014 event!

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Spring Trail Running Clinic with Nancy Hobbs

May
– Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 2014
Come and enjoy beautiful Spring trail running in Estes Park – we invite you to come and be inspired by amazing trails, magnificent scenery and clean, clear air. Be inspired by the snow capped Rockies with maybe even a dusting on the trails as well.

The weekend is led by Nancy Hobbs, inspirational trail runner, holder of multiple age group race titles, CE of ATRA, and co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running (with Adam Chase). The weekend is for men and women runners who can already run at least 6 miles at 10 min / mile pace or better on road, and want to learn more about trail running, either as an established trail runner, or as someone who has just started and would like to know more about progressing in the sport. Workshop sessions will cover trail running techniques, gear, form, nutrition, etc. For 2013 and 2012, the camp is extended by 1 day to include a drills session and more workshops.
Rates
$750 per person – single room with private bath
$675 per person – single room with shared bath
$575 per person  – sharing double room with shared bath
$520 per person  – sharing bunk room with shared bath
Initial payment is 50% of camp fee at time of booking – balance is due on or before April 10 2014.
Rates include room for 3 nights, all meals, workshops, floors sessions, runs, water, etc.
Camp starts at 4.00 pm on Thursday and finishes at 12.00 noon on Sunday
Registration
To register for the Spring Trail Running Camp, use the button below – initial payment is 50% of camp cost; balance is due on or before April 10, 2014. The registration process is new for 2014, using a system similar to a race registration format. Please contact us if you have any questions on registering for these camps. You can see our cancellation policy at this link.

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To get to the camp – address is Keno’s Llama Ranch, 658, Little Prospect Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 – the nearest airport is Denver International – we recommend using the Estes Park Shuttle from and to DIA – they will drop you at the ranch and collect you from the door as well; excellent service!

Everyone attending will receive a signed copy of The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running, and a years membership of ATRA (American Trail Running Association).

A typical day at our Trail Running Camp looks like this:
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Fall Trail Running Clinic with Nancy Hobbs

September  – Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 2014

NancyHobbs5Fall is a beautiful time in Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains. Glorious colors, cooler days and clear trails before the snows we are expecting arrive!
The weekend is led by Nancy Hobbs, inspirational trail runner, holder of multiple age group race titles, CE of ATRA, and co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running (with Adam Chase). Nancy is an inspiring and dynamic trail runner, as well as being extraordinarily knowledgeable about our sport.

The weekend is for men and women runners who have already run at least 6 miles at 10 min / mile pace or better on road at home elevation, and want to learn more about trail running, either as an established trail runner, or as someone who has just started. Workshop sessions will cover trail running techniques, gear, form, nutrition, etc.

Guest athlete – We are delighted to announce that star mountain and trail runner Sage Canaday will be joining the camp for the morning on Friday September 26th! Sage will join us for a run, talk about cadence, uphill and downhill techniques, share breakfast, and then head an interactive workshop on trail running, training, and racing…
Sage recently won the Pikes Peak Ascent, leading the USA men’s team to a gold medal in the World Mountain Running Association Long Distance Challenge. Check out more about Sage at VO2 Max Productions

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Rates
$675 per person – single room with shared bath
$575 per person  – sharing double room with shared bath
$520 per person  – sharing bunk room with shared bath
Camp fee is due in full at time of booking.
Rates include room for 3 nights, all meals, workshops, floors sessions, runs, water, etc.
Camp starts at 4.00 pm on Thursday and finishes at 12.00 noon on Sunday
Registration
To register for the Fall Trail Running Camp, use the button below – payment is 100% of camp cost as we are close to camp dates – you can see our cancellation policy at this link.

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To get to the camp – address is Keno’s Llama Ranch, 658, Little Prospect Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 – the nearest airport is Denver International – we recommend using the Estes Park Shuttle from and to DIA – they will drop you at the ranch and collect you from the door as well; excellent service!

Everyone attending will receive a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running, and a years membership of ATRA (American Trail Running Association).

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