Women’s Trail Running Retreat | Boulder, Colorado – May 2019 | Run With Her

Run With Her | Boulder, Colorado

Thursday, May 30th - Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Presented By:

CamelBak

Trail Sisters & CamelBak present Run With Her Women’s Trail Running Retreat – Boulder! This women’s only retreat is open to 20 participants and will be hosted in the trail running mecca of Boulder, Colorado.

Run With Her Retreats presents women with the opportunity to experience the sport of trail running in a non-intimidating environment, provides informative workshops on various aspects of the sport and the outdoors, while creating camaraderie and life-long friendships.

Boulder is where Trail Sisters began. Inspired by friends who would venture outside to share the trails, their stories and their laughs. The Flatirons and local mountains create an extensive playground where you can challenge yourself with vertical gains, or simply enjoy cruising along the rolling dirt ribbons. As a town known for its outdoor sports popularity, you will be in the company of like-minded individuals. While there are endless adventures to be had in the Boulder foothills, there is no shortage of excellent food, drinks and fun downtown.        See you in Boulder!

Run With Her Retreat Includes:

Guided Trail Runs

Four Guided No-Drop Trail Runs, with one Optional Night Run.

Locations include Green Mountain, Chautauqua Park, Mt. Sanitas, Betasso Preserve.

Workshops

Learn and be inspired from our four workshops: Wilderness Safety, Athlete Nutrition, Injury Prevention and strengthening, and Building Self Confidence.

Community

Create new life-long friends while sharing experiences and growing camaraderie on the trails.

& More

Enjoy yoga, catered meals, a night on the famous Pearl street, chatting w/ special guests, and optional massages.

Workshops
Sanitas Summit
Boulder Creek Path
Swag Bags!
Yoga

Retreat Leaders

Gina Lucrezi

Gina Lucrezi

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 and when she’s not on the trails logging miles, she’s most likely trying to potty train her new Airedale pup, Ezra.

Heidi Kumm

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. When Heidi isn’t out exploring the local trails she’s working the winter season in an ER at the base of a ski resort + the summer months roaming the world as a freelance writer.

Special Guests

Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney is a professional ultra runner for Salomon and an affinity for super long distances and fueling from jelly beans. Courtney currently holds the Women’s American record for 24 hours at 159.3 miles, is the overall Winner at the 2017 Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run, 2x Run Rabbit Run 100 Winner, and 2018 Western States Endurance Run Champion!

Darcy Piceu

Darcy Piceu

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.

Chef, Strength, Yoga

Kelly Newlon

Kelly Newlon

Kelly is a runner and a chef. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park and has been cooking in professional kitchens since the age of fifteen. Although kale is her most consistent medium these days, she has over a decade of work focusing on chocolate. She has been running since she was 5 and has bagged 37 road marathons and seven 100 mile ultras.

Dr. Nicole Hass

Dr. Nicole Hass

Nicole is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist with a doctorate in physical therapy, who is nationally recognized as an expert in running biomechanics, analysis and injury prevention. She has been practicing more than 20 years and is an active resource for the outdoor and running community.

Kerin Gaydou

Kerin Gaydou

Kerin Gaydou completed her 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification from CorePower Yoga in Boston in 2016. Kerin has taught yoga all over the world, ranging from a 2 month long retreat at Samma Karuna on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand to teaching for All Terrain Yoga in Boulder, Colorado. When she is not teaching or doing yoga, she is doing handstands, graphic design, trail running or rock climbing near her home in Boulder.

Accommodations

Boulder A-Lodge

The Boulder A-Lodge is the trailhead to adventure in the foothills and Indian Peaks Wilderness.  Access to crags, trails and the Boulder bike path are just steps away. After a long day on the trail, wash off in Fourmile Creek, which runs through the A-Lodge property. If ice baths aren’t your thing, enjoy a relaxing soak in the pool or hot tub. All meals will be held at the A-Lodge (except for one night in downtown Boulder, just minutes away), in their outdoor pavilion or inside at the community room and saloon. Enjoy your trail run adventure getaway while staying at this rustic (yet modern) retreat HQ – the Adventure Lodge.

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Join Us!

$ 500 Deposit
  • Shared Room Total Cost $1250
  • Single Room Total Cost $1600
  • Remaining Balance Due before March 1st
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Participants to Provide

• Travel To and From Boulder, Colorado.

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 8,500ft. 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.

Trail routes may change depending on any closures or maintenance, but here is a tentative run schedule.

Thursday – Boulder Creek Path: 5 miles
Friday – Green Mountain (option to include Bear Peak): 6 – 12 – Our big vertical day.
Saturday – Mesa Trail: Distance of your choice, this out and back run maxes out at 13.5 miles (round trip).
Sunday – Mt. Sanitas: 3 – 7 miles depending on route choice.

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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