ITINERARY (SAMPLE from the 2018 Camp)
We want every runner to come and play in these mountains with time to learn, socialize, eat, and relax! Also please note each year is different, we explore new trails and with alternative big summit options (for those interested in completing a 13er or 14er).
- 3:30 pm If you happen to be here by now, we have a fun hike/jog planned from the ranch.
Probably a good chunk of acclimation and hiking.
- 6:00 pm Official start of camp while being served our very first homemade meal! Get ready to
meet your fellow campers.
- 7:00 pm Our first speaker Carrie Lane will prep us for the weekend with a talk on Strength
Training: Why, how, and what? With a little road map to how to fit in strength sessions around
training schedules and life in general. (a coach after my own heart)
Recommended Lights Out: 10 pm.
HYDRATE: We can’t stress this enough. Drink lots of water. Yes, you will have to pee more
up here. It’s annoying for newbies but staying hydrated keeps your head and body happy at
- 5:30 am Wake Up and grab a bite from the continental breakfast line up. Van leaves at 6:15 am
for our first session and trail run as a full team! Don’t forget your water pack or handhelds
and a camera/phone.
- 6:30 am Warm-up with Carrie at the Trailhead
- 6:45 am First group run. Kenosha Pass is one of the best fall trails in the world. With rolling
single track and Aspen trees lining the trails, it’s as beautiful in the summer as it is fall. We will
be there close to peak colors! You will never forget this place! We will have pacers to keep
everyone somewhat within reach. More on that when we get out there. The goal: Get used to
the altitude. It’s the flattest trail we will be running all weekend so enjoy it! We will run by time
for this one. 45-50 minutes out and then we will turn it back!
- 8:45 am Head back to ranch for full hot breakfast and some downtime.
- 10-12 pm Relax, soak in a hot tub or heated pool, grab a massage, go on a short hike, horseback ride, or just read on the porch!
- 12-12:30 pm PiYo at the Pool (if nice out). This pilates/yoga inspired session is geared for runners to increase range of motion and mobility and techniques for post run recovery. Led by Lauren Jones.
- 12:30 pm Lunch and learn with Jason Fitzgerald of strengthrunning.com “Injury prevention for trail runners.”
- 4:00 pm Afternoon power hour.. A high altitude run effort for all campers. Trail to be determined. Short presentation/drill session pre run on “Trail Needs: Using traditional agility drills to become a better trail runner.” Format: 30 minutes out then head back.
- 6:00 p.m. More amazing food and inspiration from your hosts. Christy Burns will present “The Importance of The Mind For Trail Runners.”
- 7-9 p.m. Socialize. Grab a glass of wine or a beer but probably no more than 2. We will premiering a trail running film in this slot!
- 10 pm suggested lights out.
- 5:00 am Wake up! We are getting high today people! WEATHER IS ALWAYS PENDING UP
- We will be leaving the ranch at 5:45 am completely packed and ready to hike at the Mt.
Bierstadt trailhead. Bierstadt is a 14,026 foot peak and is great for beginner mountaineers.
Scott will be giving a crash course on the ride up to the trailhead. It’s a 7 mile round trip hike
and plenty of runnable sections on the way down. We have a pacer for two levels. We don’t
guarantee a summit but even a slow effort completes the feat in about 6 hours! We have led at
least 30 first timers up this mountain. It’s pretty awesome! If for some reason you want to
sleep in and skip this, it’s all good. Just let us know!
- 1:00 pm We will be back for a homemade lunch and special guest speaker (inspiring) you will
want to relax after this epicness.
- 2:00 pm Recovery session. Stretching, rolling, mobility with Olivia with RAD recovery.
- 4:30 p.m. Power hour. Trail to be determined.
- 6:00 p.m. More amazing food and inspiration from your fellow campers.
- Post meal: We are flexing this time based on how everyone is feeling. Potentially going on a
night hike to see some milky way or an easy shake out hike before dark. Or, just have a couple
beers. It’ll work itself out!
- Recommended Lights out by 11 ish
- 7:00 am Wake up and hot breakfast.
- 8:00 am Last trail run from the ranch. 8-10 miles with a turnaround option to keep it less than
6 miles. This is one of my favorite runs in the Rockies. It’s wild and free and unmarked and
- 11:00 am Last meal, pack up. Camp review with coaches and goodbyes.
- 12:00 p.m. Shuttle to DIA if needed. We will find out travel details of our campers to best suit
Monday: Daydream of Rocky Mountain Trails, the friendships and all you learned!
—–> Pre-registration now open, sign-up now HERE to save your spot, space is very limited!!