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Telluride Trail Running + Wellness Retreat 2022

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Telluride, CO, USA 4 DAYS
THU 8 SEP 2022 - SUN 11 SEP (UTC-07:00)

ASPEN GROVES | MINDFUL RUNNING | GOURMET MEALS | LUXURY SPA RESORT | SPA TREAMTMENT

Make every moment in the mountains count during this women-only four-day women's trail running and wellness retreat. Our locally based team--including certified female running guides-- knows this destination inside and out and are with you every step of the way to have an unforgettable immersion in Telluride's unparalleled mountain beauty. Trail running at at such high elevation can be tough, which is why we've selected trails that strike an ideal balance between runnability and scenic reward. 

You'll enjoy a mix of running and hiking on well-established trails on rolling terrain that will involve some uphills and downhills, but avoids major climbs, exposed terrain or high peaks. Since running at 9,000 feet in elevation is challenging, we'll keep the pace relaxed and take frequent breaks to snack, hydrate and enjoy the views.

We'll spend about half the day on the trail, practicing the mindful running techniques offered by your retreat leader and savoring each day's run, always ending with a picnic lunch followed by free time to explore the town, enjoy the spa at The Peaks Resort, including an aromatherapy massage included in your retreat package.

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The total run distance for this retreat will be between approximately 22 and 28 miles. Each day's run in this itinerary is represented by  time spent on the trail rather than miles run because the mileage covered will depend largely on your run pace. Faster runners will cover more mileage than slower runners in some cases. These run times include breaks to enjoy the views, take photos, eat and drink. The precise route and trails run may change due to changes to trail routes, weather conditions, guide recommendations and other safety considerations.

Note that since all the runs take place at high elevation, our pace will be relatively slow and involve lots of hiking sections. Hydration packs, a hat, shell jacket and trail-running shoes are required. 

**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE PEAKS RESORT IS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS IN 2022 AND THERE WILL BE SOME CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE DURING THE DAY​​​​. HOWEVER, WE WILL STILL HAVE FULL ACCESS TO AMENITIES SUCH AS THE RESTAURANT AND SPA.**
 


 

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This Retreat is Level II

This retreat is rated Level II. This means it's suitable for you if:

  • You’re comfortable running/hiking four days in a row. Our shortest run is 90 minutes, but most are around 3+ hours (including hiking sections, water breaks and photo ops).
  • You have some trail running experience and the fitness to run at least 8 miles on road.
  • You’re OK with running/hiking on trails with loose dirt, rocks and some muddy sections.
  • You don't have any health issues that may be worsened by intense exercise at high elevations (we'll be running slowly between 9,000 and 11,000 feet).
  • You are able to handle long uphill and downhill terrain without pain or exacerbating an existing injury.
  • You have (or are willing to acquire before the retreat) trail running shoes and a hydration pack.

IMPORTANT: Running at high elevation (even slow running with lots of breaks, as we do) is strenuous. As much as possible, we offer you options to modify runs (shorten or hike instead of run) as needed to help you feel good throughout the retreat. Our retreat leaders and guides will support and advise you as much as possible, however, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure you stay hydrated, well fueled and pace yourself in a way that is suitable for your fitness and well being.

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Three Nights at The Peaks Resort & Spa

Set across a large modern building and adjacent condos and cabins, this ski-in/ski-out retreat is a 10-minute walk from Telluride Ski Resort and 7.7 miles from downtown Telluride via a free gondola. Chic rooms and suites have Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with cable, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Many have mountain views. 

The resort fee includes access to the spa, which has indoor and outdoor heated pools, a gym and hot tubs. Valet parking is available for $24 per night. A variety of dining choices are available at this Telluride resort including Altezza Restaurant, serving cuisine made with local and organic ingredients. The Great Room & Deck offers a lounge atmosphere with live music and Bean Cafe is an on-site espresso coffee and pastry shop. Guests can enjoy a drink or an appetizer poolside at the Deep End Pool Bar during the summer months.

**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE PEAKS RESORT IS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS IN 2022 AND THERE WILL BE SOME CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE DURING THE DAY​​​​. HOWEVER, WE WILL STILL HAVE FULL ACCESS TO AMENITIES SUCH AS THE RESTAURANT AND SPA.**
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Trail Running in the Colorado Rockies

THE ENVIRONMENT / ALTITUDE

Since the trails we'll run are between 8,300 and 10,000 feet in elevation, the relatively thin air will encourage all of us (even those who live at altitude!) to run somewhat slower than normal. Even if you're coming from sea level, you'll be able to adapt your pace to adjust to running at these elevations. The air at this elevation is extremely dry, therefore, a hydration pack or waist belt to carry water bottles is required, as are trail-running shoes.

THE TRAILS

We'll run on a mix of dirt roads and singletrack trails used mainly for hiking and mountain biking. Your retreat leader provides you with specific tips for navigating trail's rocks, roots, uphills and downhills, to ensure your comfort and safety. You'll take frequent breaks to take photos, enjoy the views and stay hydrated. You'll alternate hiking and running as needed to keep the pace within your comfort zone.

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Daily Guided Mindful Runs

Before each group run, your retreat leader will lead you through a series of mindful runs that will help you discover how to run with more ease and flow. And if you've never run trails before, you'll learn how to adapt your road running technique for this new terrain. 

💮Power Posture: proper alignment to make gravity do more of the work. This reduces the muscular force involved with running so it feels easier and less strenuous on muscles and joints

💮 Focus on Efficiency: Use natural running techniques to drastically improve efficiency. You'll practice changing stride length, cadence and tempo on various types of terrain. 

💮 Find the Flow: Put the pieces together to achieve the ultimate trail running experience. Learn to cultivate the circumstances for flow to occur by being relaxed and mindful.
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Run Wild Retreats Gift Bag

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Add-on +US$195

2-Day Extension with Via Ferrata

Register by 22 Jul 2022
Make the most of your time in Telluride with a 2-day, 1-night extension package that includes the following: 
  • Via Ferrata Alpine adventure in Telluride (no experience necessary)
  • 1 Night at The Peaks Resort + Spa before or after the retreat
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Montrose Regional Airport to The Peaks Resort in Mountain Village

About Via Ferrata: 

Think of it as a trail hike that runs along a sheer cliff with steel rungs to hold onto when the going gets steep. In its essence, it is a high-consequence alpine traverse. Accompanied by a trained and experienced guide, the Telluride Via Ferrata is a perfect adventure for visitors of a wide range of abilities, albeit not particularly for those who have an abject fear of heights. “Via ferrata” is Italian for “iron way.” The original via ferratas were developed during WWI on the Italian and Austrian border to move troops through exposed, high-mountain terrain. Our Telluride Via Ferrata allows access to amazing alpine vistas and stands as a tribute to its visionary, the late Chuck Kroger, a local climbing legend. This excursion begins at 8 a.m. and is about 4 - 5 hours altogether. 

How to Book

The cost of this package is between $1,495 - $2,349 depending on whether you opt for a private airport transfer or scheduled shuttle, inclusive of taxes, guide gratuity and resort fee. 

To proceed with this booking, add this Add-On to your retreat package and pay the deposit of $195, which will be applied towards your final package price. Please note the deposit is non-refundable. 

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Concierge Travel Planning

In need of additional assistance in planning your travel? We now offer Concierge travel planning services. Reach out to our retreat travel specialist (info@runwildretreats.com) about things like private airport transfers, pre and post-retreat experiences, tours and adventures that we can book on your behalf. To request this service, add this service to your package. The $195 deposit payment will be applied toward the total cost of any services (such as hotel, transportation) we book on your behalf. The deposit is non-refundable. 
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Add-on +US$79

Transformational Travel Kit


The Transformational Travel Kit contains hand-selected items to support you in having a meaningful travel experience. Featuring the book, "Transformational Travel Journal: Your guide to creating a life-changing journey" by Eric Rupp, this kit also contains:

* 27-ounce stainless steel water bottle with sport cap, made by Klean Kanteen exclusively for Run Wild Retreats
* Embossed faux-leather luggage tag
*Two high-quality vinyl stickers "I Run Mindfully"

Shipping is FREE!

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Add-on +US$142

Mindful Inspiration Running Kit

The Mindful Running Inspiration Kit is filled with custom items that will support and inspire you to consistently practice your healthy running habits.

Get inspired to continue your practice every time you reach for your mindful running gear, and take to the streets and trails knowing you are feeding your soul and fueling your good health in the long run.

Your Mindful Running Inspiration Kit Includes:

“I Run Mindfully” women's technical run t-shirt

 Run Intention Bracelet

 27-oz Stainless Steel Klean Kanteen bottle with sport cap

“I Run Mindfully” vinyl stickers (pack of 2)

 Mindful Running Training Log

“Run Mindfully” Intention Bracelet

Share and celebrate the joy of maintaining a daily running practice, while reminding you that no matter where you take your shoes — from Moab to the Mediterranean — you’re part of a community of healthy runners who support you on this path.

Shipping is FREE!

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Add-on +US$550

Post-Retreat Night at the Peaks Resort & Spa (Sept 11)

Register by 22 Jun 2022
We will extend your stay at the Peaks Resort and Spa (same room type as you booked during the retreat) for one night. This rate is per room, not per person and includes all taxes and $40 per night resort fee. To book, please reach out to our retreat travel specialists at info@runwildretreat.com.
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Add-on +US$550

Pre-Retreat Night at the Peaks Resort & Spa (Sept 7)

Register by 22 Jun 2022
We will extend your stay at the Peaks Resort and Spa (same room type as you booked during the retreat) for one night. This rate is per room, not per person and includes all taxes and $40 per night resort fee. To book, please reach out to our retreat travel specialists at info@runwildretreat.com.
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Private Restorative Yoga Class for Runners

Enjoy a relaxing yoga class designed for runners that is designed to support optimal post-run recovery. You don't need any previous experience with yoga to get the most from this soothing, stretchy class with a certified yoga instructor. After yoga, you'll have time to change before we head to dinner at a restaurant in Mountain Village this evening.

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Spa Treatment at The Peaks

Included in your retreat package is a $250 spa credit that you may redeem at The Spa at the Peaks Resort. Tell us what spa service you would like and our retreat travel specialists will book it for you as part of your retreat experience on either Friday or Saturday afternoon, after the morning's run.  You may book additional treatments if you wish. Any additional costs beyond the first $250 you will pay directly to the spa. 

The Spa at The Peaks Resort defines a true spa experience, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and well-being for each and every guest. Here, you will find a tempting array of experiences, including traditional and innovative spa services and fitness and outdoor recreation surrounded by the pristine beauty of 14,000-foot Rocky Mountain peaks. Find restoration, transformation and renewed energy while experiencing the luxuries of this 42,000-square foot sanctuary.

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Telluride, CO, USA
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