Thurs., Aug. 22nd – Sun., Aug. 25th 2019
Trail Sisters presents 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!
You Will Receive:
- Guided runs on Boulder’s finest and most notable mountain trails.
- Workshops to better educate you about the sport, injury prevention, nutrition, and wilderness awareness.
- Opportunities to discuss topics or questions important to you.
- Yoga for runners – focusing on mobility and flexibility.
- An evening at Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall, which includes a swanky dinner and pit-stop for amazing gelato.
- Growth in your self confidence in conquering the trails, and other aspects of your daily life.
- Meeting new friends and making life-long Trail Sisters.
Run With Her Retreat Leaders
Gina Lucrezi | Host & Trail Sisters Founder
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. And with that said, she is the Founder of TrailSisters.net . Gina is also a professional ultra trail runner, and when she’s not on the trails logging miles, she’s most likely trying to potty train her new Airedale pup, Ezra. #buystockinpapertowels ….
Heidi Kumm | Co-Host & Wilderness Awareness Leader
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.
Kelly Newlon | Retreat Chef & Nutrition Advisor
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 and has been fortunate enough to have made two birthday cakes for Julia Child. She has been running since she was 5 and has bagged 37 road marathons and seven 100 mile ultras.
Dr. Nicole Hass | Strength & Injury Prevention
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- she lectures nationally on topics related to injury prevention and wellness, and is often featured as a topic expert in outdoor and sports publications. Running is a meditation in motion for her- she is a yoga teacher as well- and her passion lies in community outreach and education regarding the tipping point between health and injury, and with promoting understanding of healthy movement patterns that allow the body to participate in a balanced, injury-free life.
Shannon Keeton | Yoga Leader
Shannon is a spunky, energetic teacher in Boulder who brings a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to her classes. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. She has many passions in life which include cycling, hiking, fly fishing, backpacking and spending time with her pup Rory.
Claire Gallagher | Run Guest
Clare runs and writes in Boulder, Colorado. She’s an environmentalist and a Patagonia ambassador, and of course, a trail sister.
Hillary Allen | Run Guest
Hillary is originally from Colorado (Fort Collins), but wasn’t always a runner. She played collegiate tennis and came back to Colorado to go to grad school. During grad school she started road running, but never really loved it. It wasn’t until she started trail running in 2013 that everything clicked when she began to explore ultras and mountain running. 2014: Big Horn 50 winner, flagstaff sky race CR, US sky running ultra series champion. 2015: Mont Blanc 80k 3rd place, Speedgoat 50k win and CR, Run the Rut 50k second.
Boulder, Colorado | Thursday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 6th
Run With Her Four Day, Three Night Retreat Package Includes:
- Four guided trail runs.
- Four workshops: Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Wilderness Awareness, Building Self-Confidence.
- One yoga for runners session.
- Catered meals by Boulder’s #1 Athlete Chef, Kelly Newlon of RAD Real Athlete Diets.
- One dinner downtown on Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall.
- Informal and impromptu Q&A opportunities and group discussion.
- The best swag bag you have ever received!
- Life-long friendships with new Trail Sisters.
Participants to Provide
- Travel to and from Boulder Adventure Lodge.
- Excitement and passion for trail running!
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.
More partners coming soon! Check back often for updates.
If you are interested in partnering with Trail Sisters’ Run With Her Retreats Contact Us!
Run With Her | Retreat Pricing
Single Occupancy – $1,600
Double Occupancy – $1,250
Book today with a $500 deposit.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.