COVID-19 update – see our post on the impact of COVID-19 on our camps in Summer 2020 here. Our commitment to the health and safety of our running community and the community of our home town, Estes Park, is paramount to us. Our intention is to hold as many of our camps as possible this Summer – we may need to make modifications to certain camp elements to safeguard both our campers and our staff. We will also adhere to or exceed CDC recommendations and the state and local legislative requirements in place at the time the camps are due to take place. If you have any questions regarding our camps and COVID-19, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to join our waiting list for this camp, contact us here, and we will be pleased to add you. We can’t make any guarantees, however we have had cancellations in previous years that have opened up spaces.
This camp is for you if you are a more experienced or advanced runner. Maybe you’re someone that has an idea there is more ability inside you that you have not connected with yet. Perhaps you’re looking to BQ, set a PR for a goal race, run your first marathon, or maybe your first ultra. The focus for this camp is to challenge your limits, and give you all the tools you need, training you both inside and out, to lift your running to a whole new level.
We recommend this camp if you are a runner that can already run at least a half marathon distance at 10 min/mile pace or faster at your home elevation. Most runners that come to this camp are marathoners, so you may be in fast and long company! If you’re not sure if this camp is for you, feel free to contact us and we can discuss your status, and decide from there.
Each day will start with a run, and includes a variety of cross training activities like hiking, pool running, and a floor session of some kind. Every run and activity is guided by an expert and certified guide or coach.
Have you ever seen yourself run? Most runners haven’t! We will video your running at the beginning of the camp and then review each video and give feedback on tips that can help improve running efficiency. We then focus on those highlighted key factors of your form during the camp runs, so that you have an opportunity to improve your running technique. We then take another video at camp end for review and comparison with the initial video. This gives each camper a wonderful opportunity to see in real time how the changes suggested have had a positive impact on each runner’s form.
We will also cover effective sustainable training plans, sharing the guiding principles of Lydiard Training, including how to build your own training plan towards a goal race.
Workshops during the camp will cover subjects like positive running, nutrition, training plans, mental focus, guided imagery, and more. Each camper will leave camp with an action plan and output and input goals to enable that plan to be achieved.
The camp takes place in the gorgeous mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado, with the majority of the runs taking place between 7,500 feet and 9,000 feet surrounded by the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains. For this advanced camp, two mountain summits take place during the camp. One at over 11,000 feet, and the second at over 12,000 feet (weather permitting) – these runs take you to the top of the World, and are breathtaking experiences, both literally and metaphorically!
Our camps were featured in Shape Magazine in 2015 as a once-in-a-lifetime fitness retreat for women, the only running camp featured
Read Shape feature here
We were also featured by CNN in 2015 as one of the top 11 adult running camps in the USA!
Read CNN feature here