Planning your 2023 run training? Targeting a specific half or full marathon? Or just want to take your running more seriously? Then it’s time to talk about running retreats 2023.
Signing up for a running camp could be the kind of running tune-up you need. While high school runners may remember fondly those summer weeks spent away from home, hanging out with friends and getting in some two-a-day runs, adult running camps are even better.
For one, you don’t have to dread going to your AP Calculus classes. Even more importantly, they are professionally run camps in some of the best running spots in the country – from Arizona, California, and Oregon on the west coast to New York and Vermont on the east coast.
You’ll spend anywhere from a long weekend to a full week in idyllic settings – gorgeous coastal runs through mountain ranges to forests with color-changing leaves – getting to focus on running.
To help you make the best choice for a 2023 running retreat, we’ve put together a list of all of the U.S.-based adult run camps by state.
Check out below to find your next run adventure.
[Updated July 17th, 2023]
- Alaska Running Retreats
- Arizona Running Retreats
- California Running Retreats
- Colorado Running Retreats
- Florida Running Retreats
- Indiana Running Retreats
- Montana Running Retreats
- New York Running Retreats
- North Carolina Running Retreats
- Oregon Running Retreats
- South Carolina Running Retreats
- Utah Running Retreats
- Vermont Running Retreats
- Washington Running Retreats
- Wisconsin Running Retreats
Running Retreats 2023 By State
Alaska Running Retreats
To Be Announced
Alaska Sundog Guiding held a number of Alaska running retreats in 2022 in and around Anchorage. We’ll share once these events are updated for 2023.
Arizona Running Retreats
Trail Running Escapes – Red Rocks of Sedona Trail Running Camp
About: Immerse yourself in the red sandstone formations of Sedona, Arizona for a challenging weekend of trail running through the Coconino National Forest. At a baseline elevation of 4500’, and an additional 4500’ of elevation throughout the week, this running retreat brings the challenge.
Date: Monday, February 20th, 2023 – Friday, February 24th, 2023
Run Wild Retreats – Sonoran Desert Trail Running + Wellness
About: From runs through the serene desert setting to evenings at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, this may be one of the most restorative trail running retreats. As a four-day, three-night, women-only retreat, this experience will feature daily rails of up to eight miles, alongside mindful running techniques, restorative yoga, and gourmet meals.
Date: Thursday, March 9th, 2023 – Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Rob Krar Ultra Camps
About: Come experience all the greatness you’ve heard about running in Flagstaff – the beautiful Aspen trees, wide-open vistas, running at elevation – during the season of your choice with Rob Krar’s Ultra Camps. These camps, generally spread out over a long weekend, feature beautiful singletrack trails across red rocks, volcanic fields, and more.
Date: For 2023, there are three scheduled camps:
- 2023 Winter Retreat: Thursday, Feb. 9th, 2023 – Monday, Feb. 13th, 2023
- 2023 Summer Retreat: Thursday, July 20th, 2023 – Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
- 2023 Fall Retreat: Thursday, Oct. 5th, 2023 – Sunday, Oct. 9th 2023
Link: Rob Krar Ultra Camps
RunnersConnect – Flagstaff Running Retreat
About: As one of the leading providers of running support and training plans, RunnersConnect is a helpful resource for runners all year round. With their Flagstaff training camp, you can get a 5-day, 4-night dose of that experience with some of the country’s most scenic trails!
Date: Wednesday, July 12th to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
California Running Retreats
Jeff Galloway – Lake Tahoe, CA
Jeff Galloway is hosting both a weeklong and weekend running retreat at Lake Tahoe, CA. Guests will stay at the Palisades Tahoe Lodge, and enjoy daily runs and seminars on running injury-free, nutrition, speed drills, shoe selection, running form, and more.
Date: Both camps begin on Friday, July 7, 2023.
Runcation – Yosemite + Mammoth Lakes
About: Experience this trail running retreat in California’s Sierra Nevada during our long weekend Runcation. Discover the stunning beauty of Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and the Eastern Sierra through high-altitude runs in Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne, Mammoth Lakes, and the Eastern Sierra. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, from granite cliffs to snow-capped peaks and vibrant fall foliage, while enjoying guided adventures to hot springs, alpine lakes, and beaches. Unwind in the evenings at a cozy mountain lodge, with optional activities like yoga, beer/wine tasting, and sports massage to enhance your experience.
Date: September 14 – 17, 2023
Colorado Running Retreats
Becoming Ultra – Desert Highlights Trail Camp
About: For four days and three nights, adventure through canyons, alongside boulders, underneath arches, and through Colorado’s colorful, challenging landscape. Recovery will be just as fun, as the base camp is in Colorado’s wine country.
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 – Sunday, March 26, 2023
Run Wild Retreats – Telluride Trail Running + Wellness Retreat
About: Run through aspen groves and soak up the mountain air in this restorative retreat at elevation. This four-day, women-only run retreat embraces mindful running practices, offers restorative yoga, and optional spa packages in a beautiful Colorado setting.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 – Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023
For more detailed information on these camps and running in the Centennial State, check out our guide on Colorado running camps.
Florida Running Retreats
RunnersConnect – Orlando Winter Running Retreat
About: Break out of your winter doldrums with this 4-day, 3-night winter running retreat in Orlando, Florida. This is one of two retreats hosted by RunnersConnect in 2023.
Date: Thursday, February 9th to Sunday, February 12th, 2023
Jeff Galloway – Blue Mountain Beach, FL
About: Just 20 minutes east of Destin, this weekend running retreat has the best of both beaches and trails.
Dates: June 16 – 18, 2023 & August 18 – 20, 2023
Latinas Run Club – Amelia Island, FL
About: An energizing weekend filled with sunrise yoga, beach walks, a lighthouse run, a race day, and plenty of bonding with the Latinas Run family.
Dates: October 14 – 16, 2023
We’ll add dates for 2023 once they’re available. For more, you can read through our guide on running camps in Florida here.
Indiana Running Retreats
To Be Announced
Transcend Health and Wellness hosted their Nashville, Indiana-based running retreat in September and October of 2022. We’ll add dates for 2023 once they’re available.
Montana Running Retreats
GritChicks Bozeman, Montana Retreat
About: The only thing that might be more moving than the Montana vistas is the time spent reconnecting with yourself and the world around you. These pressure-free retreats are meant to create a space for you to just be. For a weekend filled with running and rejuvenation, this women-only retreat is a must-try.
Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2023 – Sunday, May 7th, 2023.
Run Wild Retreats – Montana Trail Running + Wellness Retreat 2023
About: Where better than the Big Sky State to fill up your lungs with the fresh air for a beautiful long run? With daily runs between 4 and 10 miles, you’ll get a chance to run alpine and forest singletrack trails on this four-day, women-only retreat.
Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2023 to Sunday, August 20th, 2023.
New York Running Retreats
AREEP’s Trail Running Camp
About: Set in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, this trail running camp features running, yoga, massage, strength training, and more, all while being set in a gorgeous lakefront setting. Plus campfires, s’mores, and a talent show make this more than just an intense training weekend – they make it a delightful experience.
Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2023 – Sunday, July 17th, 2023.
North Carolina Running Retreats
ZAP Endurance generally puts on three running vacations a year – the Blue Ridge Running Vacation in July, Marathon Week heading into August, and Half Marathon & Marathon Week in September. Similarly, Run Your Heart Out does a relay along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC.
Each of these took place in 2022, so we’ll update the schedule accordingly once they’re announced for 2023.
Oregon Running Retreats
Run Mindful – Southern Oregon
About: Set in Appleton, Oregon at 1250′ of elevation, this weekend is focused on trail running and mindfulness. The event is hosted by two-time Western States winner Timothy Allen Olson, and is a continuation of a running retreat series that takes place throughout the U.S.
Date: May 25 – 28, 2023
Another Mother Runner’s Central Oregon/Richmond Running Retreat
About: Want to run with snow-capped volcanoes in sight? How about Smith Rock State Park, one of Oregon’s seven wonders? From beautiful natural scapes to Richmond’s lively downtown, this running retreat will let you push yourself hard – and celebrate even harder.
Date: Friday, June 9th, 2023 – Monday, June 12th, 2023
Rogue Expeditions: Run Oregon
About: For anyone who’s heard tell about the wonders of running in Central Oregon, Rogue Expeditions offers one of the most impressive forays into its rivers, canyons, waterfalls, forests, and all those endless trails.
Date: Thursday, June 8th to Tuesday, June 13th & Saturday, June 17th to Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
You can also read our in-depth guide on running camps in Oregon here.
South Carolina Running Retreats
Another Mother Runner – Hilton Head 2023
About: Come sandy beaches, epic sunrises, and Southern hospitality and you get just three of the many reasons you should be swinging by South Carolina for this running retreat. This race is built around the Hilton Head Half-Marathon and Quarter-Marathon, and is a sure-fire way to explore all the treats of the area among good company.
Date: Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 – Monday, Nov. 6, 2023
Utah Running Retreats
Run Wild Retreats – Moab Mindful Running Retreat (Level 1)
About: From restorative yoga and guided trail run-walks to mindful running clinics and farm-to-table dinners, all set amongst the striking desert beauty and rock slab of Utah, this is a run camp designed to be restorative. As a four-day, women-only retreat, it is intended for beginning runners as well as those coming back to running after an injury or layoff.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 – Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Vermont Running Retreats
Run Wild Retreats – Vermont Trail Running + Culinary Retreat
About: Want to experience first-hand Vermont’s acclaimed foodie culture while also getting in some high-quality run training through Essex, Vermont? Then consider this four-day, women-only retreat.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023
Craftsbury Outdoor Center – All comers Week
About: A 6-day, 5-night camp made for all ages and abilities! This training week includes workouts, mobility and strength training, cross-training, and more than a few lake excursions. You’ll spend the week with new running converts, lifelong runners, and everyone in between.
Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023 – Friday, August 4, 2023
Craftsbury Outdoor Center – Trails 2 Ales
About: Enjoy four days of running Vermont’s trails and drinking some of New England’s finest ales, including stops at local breweries like Hill Farmstead, the Alchemist, and Lost Nation. Perhaps redundant to say, but this is a 21+ running adventure.
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023 – Sunday, August 20, 2023
Craftsbury Outdoor Center – Masters Week
About: Get your fill of quiet dirt road running and exploring with a group of like-minded over-50 runners. In addition to discussion on how to train to keep running in your life long-term, there will also be plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful setting.
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Friday, September 1, 2023
Craftsbury Outdoor Center – Women’s Running Retreat
About: Over four days, this intensive running retreat will focus on three pillars: Your Runner’s Body, Your Runner’s Mindset, and Your Runner’s Dream. This retreat is meant for any pace and any age group.
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Sunday, September 17, 2023
Craftsbury Outdoor Center – Footprints Running Camp
About: This climate-action incubator brings together 18 trail runners committed to creating a climate action project in their community.
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
For more detailed information on these camps and running in the Green Mountain State, check out our guide on Vermont running camps.
Washington Running Retreats
Aspire Adventure Running
Aspire Adventure Running hosts a wide range of events. You can find their 2023 calendar here.
Wisconsin Running Retreats
Another Mother Runner – Eau Claire 2023
About: For a place that’s surrounded by lovely running trails and open skies and a charming downtown, there’s nothing quite like Eau Claire. Make the Eau Claire Marathon your destination race for the spring and enjoy the comforts of good friends and great festivities with this retraet.
Date: Friday, April 28th, 2023 – Monday, May 1st, 2023.
Run Travel Adventures In 2023
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