This page contains the majority of the information you need to know regarding our Running Retreat for May 2021 in Carson, New Mexico. If you have additional questions, please email us at ElevationRunning@gmail.com.
Retreat Costs: What Is Included?
We have divided up our payments into different categories, as there are different housing options at the retreat that should be charged at different rates to keep all transactions open and fair.
Down Payment/Room Payment: Your down payment is required immediately to reserve your room. Please check our lodging page to check on availability and cost per lodging option. This is first-come, first-served, and a wide variety of options are available. The down payment/room rates are listed for the entirety of the retreat, 4 total nights. These prices already include tax and cleaning fees. No additional fees will be added to the room rates/down payment.
Retreat Cost: This cost includes all itinerary items listed below and food provided as below. Retreat cost for food and programming is $900 per person.
***Live Local or Prefer to Seek Your Own Accommodations? We offer 5 reservation slots for the retreat for those living close by or who want to seek out their own accommodations. Travel will not be provided, and participants will be responsible for daily transportation to and from the retreat. Meals are included with the cost of this option. This is also $900 per person for food and programming.
Not included: Travel and transportation is not included to, from, or during the retreat.
Who Should Come?
Our running retreat welcomes runners of all levels over the age of 18 to join us for our interactive and individualized programming. Beginner to expert, jogger to PR seeker, first-timer or long-timer, we have programming that applies to all. For runners with disabilities, we ask that you email us to see if we are able to accommodate your stay and offer you the best experience while with us.
Day 1 (Wed 5/26)
-Check-in at 4pm
-Post-dinner group meet-up / review retreat itinerary
Day 2 (Thurs 5/27)
-Morning Group Run
-Workshop: “Mobility for Runners”
-Workshop: “Nutritional Nuggets for Runners”
-Personal Assessments: Individual Mobility Screen
Day 3 (Fri 5/28)
-Morning Group "Long" Run
-Options for individual massage or Reiki treatments (not included in pricing of programming)
-Workshop: Group Running Form Workshop with accompanying Drills
-Breakout: Group Yoga for Runners w/Mala Madrone
-Workshop: Personal/Individual Running Form Video Analysis
Day 4 (Sat 5/29)
-Morning Group Run
-Workshop and Demo: Strength for Runners
-Workshop: How to Train & How to Fuel
-Workshop: How to Come Back from Injury
Day 5 (Sun 5/30)
-Morning Group Run
-Check-out at 11am
Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are included in the retreat cost and provided by our fabulous chef, Amy Gates. As this retreat is about restoring health and wellness to the runner, our food approach is also meant to help refresh the gut as well. While on retreat, all meals will be delicious and plant-based. As endurance athletes fueled by years of vegan or plant-centric eating, we are SO excited to share this experience with you. We assure you that you will not be nibbling on carrots and celery the whole time; instead, you'll get to explore the fresh and satisfying world of plants, transformed into gut-happy meals. Good news for those who are sensitive to gluten - all the food will be free of gluten ingredients. This is not an allergy-free retreat, and we are unable to ensure that cross contamination will not happen. Please email us at ElevationRunning@gmail.com if you have additional dietary requests to see if we are able to accommodate. We encourage those with more severe dietary restrictions to consider lodging with a kitchen available to store food you may need for the retreat. As we will try to accommodate most dietary needs, all participants will be required to pay the full retreat programming fee, not deducting food costs.
While we can safely promise you will NOT go hungry at this retreat, if you feel like there is something that you cannot go without in your diet, we suggest you reserve a room that has kitchen access :)
Our retreat is meant to hit the reset button on health and wellness for our runners, and we have found a magical spot tucked just away from Taos, New Mexico. Our retreat location is in Carson, New Mexico at Vista Verde Retreat Center - 2 hours from the Albuquerque Airport and 90 minutes from the Santa Fe Airport. Carson is a small New Mexico town with about 150 residents, a general store, post office, and fire department. The retreat itself is on 40 acres with two hiking trails looping through the natural surroundings. There are no televisions and cell service is sketchy. WiFi is available in the Main House and the Q. For those who want to come early or stay later to explore on the long holiday weekend, Taos and Santa Fe have many unique draws for tourists who love the Southwest: shopping, gallery touring, dining, and the Pueblo, to name a few. The local culture is flavorful. We highly recommend soaking at nearby Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs . If you can, make time before or after our planned retreat programming, stay an extra day, or adjust your departure to allow for a little more relaxation.
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