Triathlon training camp 2014

Triathlon training camps 2014

Estes Park provides an ideal location for a triathlon training camp, whether you are preparing for Boulder Ironman, or any triathlon anywhere in the World. Our camps will give you an opportunity to train at altitude, learn from World class coaches, and be inspired by some of the best training terrain anywhere in the World!
Not only do we have trails and roads galore for running, from 7,500 feet to over 12,000 feet, we also have incredible roads for riding, over 12,000 feet if you go up and over Trail Ridge Road, and finally a top class aquatic center at 7,500 feet. All of this combined with an amazing climate, clean, clear air, comfortable and relaxing accommodations, high quality nutrition, and a variety of support services you might need, enabling you to focus on what you came here to achieve, train and become fitter, faster, and stronger! Active at Altitude has put together a challenging camp schedule, comfortable accommodation at Keno’s Llama Ranch, healthy and nutritious food, along with educational interactive workshops, and great, like-minded company!
Pro cyclists have described the training opportunities locally as…“the best riding in the country is right here in Estes Park…there are 15 big climbs around the town, with little traffic and perfect training terrain.”

Triathlon Training Camp Schedule 2014

2014 Dates TBD – Team 3xFast Team Retreat – annual training weekend for Team 3xFast from Loveland, Colorado – retreat is open to non-team members as well – please contact us if you would like more details on this camp.

April Saturday 26 to Thursday May 1 2014 – Spring Triathlon Training Camp – ideal for triathletes who want to enjoy a 5 day camp focused on improving their triathlon technique and conditioning at altitude. This camp is ideal for any triathlete that is entered for any of the triathlons that take place in Boulder in 2014, particularly if you are coming from lower elevations. We are located 2,100 feet higher than Boulder, and the camp will give you an opportunity to prepare for how racing at 5,400 feet will feel. This camp is also ideal for any triathlete looking to kick start their training and racing for 2014.

Look out for news of a 1-day Spring training camp for 2014 focused on swim / run techniques…

For 2014, we are delighted again to be working with local coach and athlete, Bill Ruth. Bill has been 12 time All American swimmer, competitive triathlete, as well as coaching triathlon, swimming, and cross country and track and field with great success. He was Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Liberty High School from 1976 to 2007, winning 29 titles, and was named Express-Times Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999, and Northern Colorado Girls Coach of the Year, 2008-2010.
In Triathlon, he was the first man to break 3 hours in the run during an Ironman event, and earned national fame for his incredible win at the Wilkes-Barr Triathlon in 1983. He raced against legendary names like Dave Scott and Scott Tinsley. Bill was ranked #4 in the World in 1983 & 1984, ranked top 10 at all distances 1983-1987, and World Record Holder in 1983 for Lake
Ontario International Half Ironman in 4.12.00. He currently rides for the Trek store in Boulder. Bill has had articles published in Triathlete, Bicycling, and Runner’s World. Bill runs his own coaching services, Total Fitness Unlimited. See Bill’s full resume here.

Bill will be working with Terry Chiplin, owner of Active at Altitude and running coach for RevolutionRunning in Boulder. Terry has been coaching for more than 15 years, helping athletes of all abilities to meet or exceed their goals in both sports and life. Active at Altitude has been holding training camps since 2007, giving athletes an inspiring and comfortable base in one of the best training areas in the world. See more about Terry’s background here.

The camp will include the following elements:

  • goal setting and mental training
  • swim video / technique / training
  • running warm up and dynamic flexibility
  • running training
  • core development
  • cycling skills and training
  • bike maintenance
  • race and training nutrition
  • indoor bike workouts
  • how to pick a personal coach
  • daily workouts

The camp is sanctioned by USAT and contains training sessions in all 3 disciplines, theory sessions, accommodation, meals, snacks and drinks and R&R time. Note places are limited to 10 athletes

Rates & registration

For the 5 day camp

Single room / shared  bath (4 available)                  $1400.00
Double room / shared bathroom (2 available)        $1250.00
Bunk room / shared bathroom (2 available)           $1050.00

A limited number of non-residential places may be available – please check with us for details.

Initial payment is 50% of camp rate and is due at time of booking. Balance is paid by check and is due on or before March 10 2014.  We now use an independent local race registration company, Running Guru, for our camp registrations.  Just click on the button below to register for the 5 day Spring Tri Camp!



Ask about our referral commission – for each person you refer that books, you receive a discount off your rate!.
See our cancellation policy for camps here.
Please contact us for more details – 303-304-9159, or e-mail request.

Getting here

The nearest airport is Denver International (DIA) – the airport is a 1.5 hour drive away from Estes Park. We provide transport during the camp, so you don’t need to bring your own. We recommend a local shuttle service that can pick you up at DIA, and drop you at the door here at Keno’s Llama Ranch, Estes Park. They will also make the same run in reverse at camp end. To arrive in time for camp start, use the 1.00 pm shuttle from DIA. For return to DIA, use the 1.00 pm shuttle again. See more details and to book at Estes Park Shuttle.  Address for Keno’s LLama Ranch is 658, Little Prospect Road, Estes Park, CO 80517

We have had training camps for the following to date:

We welcome the opportunity to create a training camp for any triathlon group or team – please use the contact us page to send your inquiry to us – we look forward to hearing from you and to creating a unique and exciting camp for you!

Julia Purrington and Chris McCormack after Silverman Half 2007