Trail Running Retreat | Boulder, Colorado | August 2020
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Trail Sisters Run With Her Trail Run Retreats

Run With Her | August 13th - 16th

Join Us in Boulder, Colorado

3 Nights | 4 Days

All Abilities Welcome

Includes Accommodations, Lunch and Dinners

The Basics

This women’s only retreat is open to 20 participants and is hosted in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, the trail running mecca of the USA.

Women of ALL ABILITIES are welcome to this retreat! You can expect no-drop runs with various pace accommodating groups. Whether you want to run every step, or rather hike all the hills, you will be in good company! 

Off the trails you can take part in our five FunShops and also have the opportunity to experience downtown Boulder. Our educational sessions are offered to better equip, prepare and enhance your time on the trails. During your free time, it’s only a short walk to Boulder’s Pearl Street if you’re up for shopping, beer tasting or simply to watch the street performers. 

All meals are INCLUDED in your retreat package except for breakfast. You will have the option to purchase breakfast at the Basecamp Hotel where we will be staying. Meals include a mix of amazing catering, bagged lunches and dinner out on Pearl Street followed by delicious gelato! We accommodate different diets and allergies.

Oh, and we can’t forget to mention your TS swag bags! Who doesn’t love free gear?! Since education is a key foundation in the Trail Sisters mission, we find it important to introduce you to different products for the chance to experience their benefits on the trail. Testing something new may be the key to bettering your runs!

Lastly and most importantly, Run With Her Retreats are in place to help create camaraderie and forge life-long friendships. Having a chance to meet and learn from one another not only strengthens our own comprehension, but also gives us the ability to guide and teach. Plus, there isn’t anything more valuable than authentic personal connections.

If you like what you’re reading and want to join us in Boulder for miles, smiles and lots of laughs, scroll down for additional retreat details and to sign up! Have a few questions, we are happy to answer! Email retreat leader and TS Founder, Gina Lucrezi at [email protected].

See you in Boulder!

Trails!

Each day we have one organized run. All of the runs are no-drop (we stop and regroup at various points along the trail), and participants organically segment themselves into three different pace groups. This way runners are never left by themselves to get lost, etc. Additionally, each run includes a leader, mid-pack wrangler and caboose. Our runs are at elevation, but nothing so high that has prevented our sea level participants from completing them. All participants are encouraged to go at their own pace, to enjoy a better adventure.

Thursday

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Boulder Creek Path

  • 4 mile shake out run
  • Minimal elevation

Friday

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Indian Peaks Wilderness

  • 10-16 miles run with hiking
  • 12,500 ft highest elevation
  • 3,000ft + elevation gain
  • Shorter route, less miles & elevation option available

Saturday

Bettasso Preserve

  • 8-10 mile run
  • 1,500ft elevation gain
  • Option for shorter route

Sunday

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Mt. Sanitas

  • 5 miles with hiking
  • 1,000ft elevation gain

Work FunShops + Activities

Let’s be honest, running’s a blast, but so are activities that challenge and enhance your mind and body. New to this year we are including a self defense class, trail running techniques, and band strengthening exercises (bands include in swag bag). Taking home new and insightful knowledge will provide retreaters a renewed sense of confidence and know-how the next time they hit the trails. 

Wilderness Awareness

Wilderness Awareness

Learn about the 10 Essentials & Heidi’s 4 W’s for better preparedness.

Trail Techniques

Trail Technique

Uphill and downhill running advice along with when and how to hike efficiently.

Yoga

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Yoga for runners intro class designed to target workload areas specific to runners.

Strength & Conditioning

Band work exercises may be the key to keeping your body strong and injury free.

Self Defense

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Equip yourself with basic self-defense maneuvers and situational solutions.

Campfires, Camaraderie + Dinner on the Town.

What might be the best part of the retreat, is simply meeting like-minded women looking to have a great time in the outdoors while creating life-long friendships. There is no shortage of conversation (or laughs for that matter) whether during meals, runs, funshops, or hanging around the fire pit with s’mores. Additionally, we will move the party to Pearl Street for a great meal downtown, followed by tasty gelato!

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Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary of what to expect at the retreat. 

Basecamp Hotel

We are excited to partner with Boulder’s Basecamp Hotel for our 2020 lodging. Basecamp is located only a few blocks from downtown and the famous Pearl Street Mall. Lodging options include a single occupancy room, double occupancy room, and the Great Outdoors room which hosts four occupants. Additionally, enjoy access to their fitness room, indoor hot tub, indoor dry sauna, fire pit and bouldering wall. If you’re craving a smoothie, snack, coffee or adult bevy, visit their onsite cafe and lobby bar. The Basecamp Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a long day on the trails, and for easy access to any shenanigans in downtown Boulder.
*Lodging included in retreat package.

Retreat Leaders, Guides  & Special Guests

Gina Lucrezi | Leader

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Gina has always been stubborn and bold, so when it came to advocating for women’s rights and equality in the outdoors (and in general), she was bound to make some changes. Gina’s main goal is to help create opportunities and grow participation in women’s trail running. Gina is the founder of Trail Sisters.

Heidi Kumm | Leader

Heidi Kumm

Heidi is a mountain girl at heart, although she was raised on a Midwestern farm. Since her arrival in Colorado, Heidi has discovered trail running, rock climbing, backpacking + backcountry splitboarding. She is currently living in Silverthorne, Colorado near a handful of mountain ski resorts with her boyfriend, Robb, + his black lab, Max. 

Darcy Piceu | Run Guest

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Darcy is a professional ultra runner for HOKA and a Mother to her daughter Sofia, and golden doodle Maggie. Darcy has over 40 first place finishes in ultra running events, is a 3x Hardrock 100 Winner, 3x Wasatch Front 100 Winner, and Champion of the Rocky Mountain Slam.

Special Thanks to Our Supporters

Thanks to our amazing partners and sponsors, we are able to provide you with THE best swag bag at any retreat, EVER. Having a fun experience on the trail is important (for many reasons) and utilizing the correct gear can make all the difference. We take pride introducing the products you’ll receive and will facilitate demo opportunities during the retreat.

Check back as we add more 2020 Retreat Supporters!

Interested in being a Run With Her Retreat supporter? Email: [email protected]

Join Us In Boulder!

Retreat Includes

  • 3 Nights Stay at Basecamp Hotel
  • All Lunches & Dinners
  • Transportation During Retreat
  • Participant Swag Bag ($XXX Value)
Not Included:
  • Breakfast (options available @ Basecamp)
  • Transportation to and from retreat / airport, etc. 

August 13th - 16th 2020

$ 500 Deposit Secure your spot today!
  • Group Room (shared with 3 others) | Total Cost $1300 per person
  • 2 Queen Room (shared with 1 other) | Total Cost $1550 per person
  • Single King Room | Total Cost $1850 per person
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F.A.Q.

Nope! This retreat is for runners of all abilities. You will have the opportunity to go shorter or longer on the runs, and will have three guides to assist different paced groups. It is advised that you’ve been on a trail before, as 90% of this retreat will be run on trails.

Boulder is located at about 5,500ft and the highest we will climb is 12,500ft. (Friday in Indian Peaks Wilderness). It is hard to say how the altitude will affect anyone person, since we are all different. Generally, you will want to focus on staying hydrated, and making sure you taking in proper nutrition during activity. You’ll find that breathing can be a bit harder, but adjusting to a relaxed pace will help you feel more comfortable. One trick that may help you prepare: Train in the warmer hours of the day to increase your heart rate, thus experiencing fatigue at a quicker than normal rate. This is comparable to what it will feel like at altitude.

Yes! Happy to make sure you can enjoy the tasty meals safely 🙂  Let us know your dietary restriction/s on the participant Q&A after you sign up for the retreat.

Weather is always unpredictable in the mountains, so we advise you include a variety of apparel layers. Tank, short-sleeve and long sleeve shirts, shorts and 3/4 tights, socks. 2 pairs of trail shoes, so you don’t have wet feet every day. A hat, Buff, sunglasses, and sunblock. Hydration system that can carry 1.5 liters or more of water. Snacks and energy nutrition for the runs. A light rain jacket (and a light wind jacket if you have one). Oh! And one non-spandex outfit for when we have an evening out on Pearl Street. 

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