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.
These camps are for you if you are somewhere between a beginner and an 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 set a PR in a half marathon, or work towards your first marathon. The focus for these camps is to learn how to explore your limits, and give you all the tools you need to lift your running to a level that you didn’t know you could achieve.
We recommend these camps if you are a woman runner that can already run a 10K distance at 10 – 12 min/mile or faster at home elevation, and is interested in learning more about trail running. If you’re not sure if these camps are the right fit for you, feel free to contact us to discuss your status and which camp could be the best fit for you.
Each day will start with a run, and includes a variety of cross training activities like hiking, and a floor session. 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.
These camps take 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. All of the runs will be challenging in their own way, while none of them will be at a fast pace.
We were honored to be featured in Runner’s World in January 2020 as one of six bucket list running retreats for adults
Read Runner’s World feature here
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