Our 5th year of hosting trail and ultra running camps now includes the All-Comers, a more condensed and semi-sufficient three day camp open to all experience and ability levels. The goal of the camp is to provide an inspirational, educational, and once-in-a-lifetime running experience unlike anything available in our sport.
*Please note the camp is reserved for adults 18 years and older.
The 2019 All-Comers offers guided trail runs over a variety of terrains, distances, and altitudes. Campers DO NOT need to be advanced and/or competitive runners. To the contrary, we encourage “newbies” and beginners, road runners and triathletes, and anyone with a curiosity to attend. Attendees are encouraged to run, or hike, at paces they find comfortable and choose distances each day that best suits their training, goals, and comfort level. We will have local trail runners helping to guide each run. Rest assured it is our goal that nobody will be running alone on the trails.
Our runs are designed to accommodate a wide range of goals, distances and paces. All runs are either one way or looped to maximize new terrain and will finish with a deluxe picnic lunch on location. Roughly, the main route each day is about 9 miles with the option to add additional mileage or cover fewer miles. Keep in mind the altitude ‑ from 3500’ in Sedona, to 7000′ in the town of Flagstaff, and higher elevations over 10,000 during runs ‑ and sometimes tricky terrain will likely add additional challenge to the runs, but should not a discouraging factor to attending camp. The vast majority of attendees come from sea level with little to no experience running at altitude.
If you think you may not be “good enough” or experienced enough for this camp, please send me a message. It’s the most common question I receive and not once have I replied with a no. Beginners and intermediate level trail and ultra runners are our ideal guest and we feel have the most to gain.
The camp is ideally timed training and learning for many summer races and events including:
Western States 100
Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs
Angeles Crest 100M
White River 50M
Run Rabbit Run 50M & 100M
The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin
There are many options for accommodation for your stay if you are coming from out of town. The Embassy Suites by Hilton is conveniently located close to many amenities and is our “host hotel” recommendation. We’ve worked with Embassy Suites since we began hosting camps and we’re pleased to offer a 20% discount – use code “P04” under the “Promotion/Offer Code” field.
An alternative and much more rustic option would be staying at one of the yurts at the Arizona Nordic Village (where Saturday events occur). Use code RKUC2019 for 20% off.
There is a TON to do in Flagstaff and the surrounding area and we’ll only be scratching the surface during the camp. We highly recommend you spend a few extra days before and/or after the camp and take full advantage of your time here.
Rob and Christina prioritize eating well, and meals will certainly be one of the many highlights of camp. Our first dinner will be at our home with a delicious meal prepared by my better half Christina with help from our friends. Saturday and Sunday will feature fun and relaxed picnic lunches on-site at the end of our runs. Optional visits to Mother Road Brewery, Pizzicletta and Wanderlust Brewery add to the festivities.
On Sunday evening, at Paragon Athletics and in cooperation with Wanderlust Brewery, we’ll be hosting an exclusive private screening of the 7th edition of the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour, an annual international film showcase for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. For more information about the films on Trails In Motion 7, please visit www.trailsinmotion.com
Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Wanderlust Brewery and one of our local and delicious food trucks.