Dates: September 24-27 2020; October 1-4 2020
Duration:4 days/3 nights
Prices: EUROS 795 (Single supplement – EUROS 226)
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Predominantly trail running
Average daily running distance: 12-17km
Longest running distance in a day: 19 km
Group size: up to 14 participants
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What level of running is this trip suitable for?
While we accommodate every pace of attending runner, this trip is best suited for participants able to run for 6-12 miles at a time. Multiple mileage options available each day, with the longest being 12 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. This trip takes place at high altitude ranging from 4,000-10,000 feet. Training for this trip is essential in order to be able to complete and enjoy the trip. It is highly recommended that you participate in the 12-week group training program designed specifically for this trip as a package add-on to ensure you’re able to tackle the trails and get maximum enjoyment of this running retreat!
Are there any alternatives for non-runners?
Shared accommodation in a 3-star mountain lodge hotel ; Single supplement provides a private bedroom
DAY 1 | Welcome to Mammoth
Our trip will start the afternoon of Day 1 with a midday pickup from Mammoth Lakes airport. We’ll get settled at our mountain lodge retreat for the weekend before heading out for a lake shakeout around one of the most scenic lakes in town followed by a sunset at the hot springs over the mountains and sagebrush. After a welcome dinner + drinks we’ll catch some sleep before tomorrow’s adventure.
DAY 2 | Fall in Sierra Nevada
After breakfast and coffee/tea, we’ll head with private transport to our trail run for the day. Seeking out yellow tunnels of fall foliage is the goal of today’s trail run. We’ll recover with coffee and treats from a hidden bakeshop before heading back to the lodge. Our afternoon adventures today include guided transport to a nearby lake for a swim (or ice bath!) before you’re free to lounge or book a yoga class, massage, or mountain brewery beer tasting.
DAY 3 | Big Day in Yosemite
After breakfast at the lodge, we’ll get an early start on the road for our Yosemite Day! We’ll explore everything from Tuolumne High Country to Yosemite Valley, including our longest guided run of the trip at 12 miles. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the valley, take a short optional afternoon hike, visit two lakes, and swim/ice bath at one of our favorite secret spots along the river. We’ll spend the full day soaking up the trails, history, and culture of Yosemite National Park before returning back to our base camp, stopping for a sunset dinner at a scenic spot on the way back.
DAY 4 | Mammoth Classic
After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, we’ll be transported to our final run of the trip in Mammoth. We might spot an Olympian or two on this classic loop with panoramic views of the impressive surrounding mountains throughout. After an optional stop at another hot springs, we’ll head back to say our goodbyes and receive transport back to Mammoth Lakes Airport.
What’s Included in the Price?
- Roundtrip transportation from Mammoth Lakes Airport at the start and end of the trip at scheduled pick-up/drop-off times (check with organizer)
- Trip logistics of route planning, lodging, and transportation reservations
- A 8:1 ratio of guide to participants
- Transport each day between locations and trailheads as well as group activities to hot springs, beaches, and lakes
- Knowledgable guide and running coaches along the entire route
- All National Park Entrance Fees
- Special bonus adventures including a guided trail run tours and wellness options
- Multiple pricing options based on single and double accommodation
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- International airfare
- Meals/Alcoholic Beverages
- Travel Insurance
- Everything else not mentioned in “What’s included in the price?”