Trail Run Camp
Tentative Fall 2022
Format may change; details below is example of past camp details
These are challenging times and I know that planning ahead can be tricky! This is why I've incorporated some additional safeguards to protect the health and safety of you and the other participants, and included a more flexible payment & cancellation policy (click on button to learn more). Now, more then ever, a weekend away to connect with other like-minded runners and to spend time in the trails, can be beneficial is so many ways.
Join Us for an Amazing Weekend
Wanting to learn more about trail running?
Looking to improve your technical skills, strength and fitness?
Simply craving to explore amazing trails and meet other runners?
If yes, then please join us for an amazing weekend of trail running in stunning Blue Mountain, Ontario!
After the long, drawn-out winter and spring, this weekend will be a perfect time to devote more time to yourself and your training. Your running legs will get their fix exploring new terrain while fine tuning your technical skills. Your mind will be filled with new ideas and knowledge on how to take your training further. Your motivation will be fueled by the energy of others. And your rest, recovery and fuelling in between runs will be taken care of!
Over the course of the weekend you will:
Participate in structured runs that will teach pacing, endurance, strength and speed
Gain experience and confidence with on-trail technical tips and tricks, hill training coaching, and endurance strategies
Learn how to become a more efficient and effective runner
Engage in stimulating discussions pertaining focusing on ultra running, injury prevention, nutrition and recovery and more.
Who is this for?
You don't need to be a hard-core trail runner (although you can be!)-you just need to have a passion for the trails and eager to have fun, relax and learn more about yourself. All runs can be tailored according to different paces and distances, although you must be able to run a minimum of 10k. Grab a training partner (or come solo and meet others) and join us for an amazing weekend! Registration is open to both men and women (unlike the fall retreat, which is Women's only)
What's Included with Registration
Begins Friday afternoon and ends Sunday after lunch
2 night accommodation in ski-style chalet (with outdoor hot tub)
Delicious & healthy meals
Planned & guided running routes in stunning Blue Mountain (yes, there will be hills!)
Advice on training, running longer, running smarter, injury prevention and more
Feedback on your trail running technique
In other words-everything is taken care of! Just have to show up with your running gear!
Cost Per Person
Registration is based on room type. Note that all rooms are now private unless specifically asked to share with someone else, and are available on first come first serve basis.
Rates per person:
-single bed: $495
-queen bed: $520
-queen bed semi-ensuite: $560 SOLD OUT
-queen bed full ensuite: $590 SOLD OUT
Your spot is confirmed with a 50% non-refundable deposit (refer to cancellation policy for details) and a completed registration form. The outstanding balance is due 3 week before the event (May 14, 2021)
Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
This will be an amazing weekend all about the trails! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite routes in the area-you will get your pick of scenery, climbing, solitude, gentle or technical terrain etc…there is a little bit of everything! We will also be having many discussions—not just how to become a more efficient, stronger and resilient runner, but also how to embrace the true meaning of running and maximize your enjoyment.
Begin the weekend with a leisurely group run mid-afternoon and start exploring the trails. In the evening, we will enjoy a prepared dinner from a local caterer and get to know each other a little bit better.
Begin the day with an optional Sunrise Stretch & Mobility session. After breakfast, we'll head out for our morning run, where we will focus on your technique -including how to better master the hills.
After our run, we will replenish our body with lunch (and maybe a soak in the hot tub?) and another group discussion/active workshop. There will then be a little bit down time to do as you please before dinner.
In the evening, it’s time to put up your feet, enjoy a savoury catered meal, engage in a lively discussion and hopefully win one of the amazing draw prizes!
There will be an optional short "run into the sunrise" for those interested. After breakfast, we’ll head out for our "longish" run. Upon our return to the chalet, we will then settle down for our last meal and go over any last-minute questions, tips and goal setting ideas.
Potential Topics for Discussions
Common training pitfalls
Tips for getting better/faster on the trails
Training for longer distances and/or ultras
Strength training for trails
Technique and Form
Running for life
Establishing your training plan
*All runs are set up so that they can be run at your pace—so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or seasoned runner, or faster vs slower runner. These runs are for you and you get to decide on the amount that you want to be challenged.