When: September 12th to September 15th (4 days).
Where: Algarve, Portugal. Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel
Cost: $1,190 - includes housing, all meals, coaching, & everything you need while at camp. You are responsible for travel to/from Faro or Lisbon airport.
Join Coach Jeff Gaudette and Coach Hayley Munn as we host an amazing 4-day running retreat weekend. Relax and enjoy nothing but running, learning how to train smarter, and getting individual coaching.
We provide our campers with an intimate, informative, relaxing, and amazing running experience for all ages and abilities.
6 Lectures from our Coaching Staff from training to nutrition
Amazing runs in Algave, Portugal
Strength, stretching, drills workouts and instructions
1-on-1 Coaching to discuss training and plan racing
Meet and make new running friends who share your passion
The deposit due today is $595. The deposit is refundable up until we ask to confirm the final payment May. At this point, the deposit will not be refundable. The final payment will be $595. Thus, the total cost of the retret is $1,190.
Once your deposit is confirmed, we will email you confirmation and keep you updated on the itinerary, etc.
We will also collect travel details and arrange airport pickups when we collect the final payment. We will then email you 4-6 weeks with exact airport pickup times and all travel details.
We will be staying at the Victoria Sport & Beach in Algave, Portugal. Victoria Sport & Beach is located in a privileged setting between the pine forest and the beach, close to the fantastic Falésia Beach, where you can walk along its 7km of pure natural beauty enjoying its reddish cliffs.
The Aparthotel offers a complete variety of sports facilities, with Gymnasium, Soccer Fields, Tennis and Paddle Courts, and Athletics Track.
Rooms are 1-bedroom apartment style equippred with 2 single beds. Rooms include fully equipped kitchen, Terrace, Air conditioning, Bathroom with bath, Free Wi-Fi
TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS
You should plan to fly into the Faro airport in Portugal. If you are local, you can also drive to facility.
We will pick you up from the airport. We will group everyone into 2-3 groups depending on arrival time. Activities will start Thursday afternoon, so it is best to arrive sometime before 1pm.
We will drop you off at the airport on Sunday around 11am - 1pm
Food will be provided by the the staff at the hotel. They are accustomed to hosting running and triathlon groups.
If you have dietary restrictions, we will collect this information when we take the final payment and we will accommodate anything you need.
TRAINING AND ABILTY LEVEL
We schedule all running locations and times to accomodate your training. We have athletes running from 3-20 miles during the weekend depending on their goal race distance and current fitness. If you need help determining what would be best for you, we can help you determine the optimal runs for you. This ensures that the training while at the retreat will fit perfectly with your fall racing plans.
All speeds and experience levels are welcome.
As you know, we don’t care how fast or slow you are, we just want you to have fun and run well! I guarantee you will have someone to run with and make new friends the entire weekend. In our past retreats we've had everyone from a 5:30 marathoner to a 19 min 5k runner...and we had a blast!
Am I fast enough to come to a running retreat? Will there be people my age? I'm worried I won't fit in...
These are questions we get a lot when we announce the retreat, so let me try to answer them for you. First, All speeds and experience levels are welcome.
Here's what some of our past attendees have said about their experience.
"The camp was so well organized and the balance of running and non-running activities was perfect. The trails were awesome and I got the do my first ever mountain hike/climb. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and convenient. I’ve told everyone that it was oddly strenuous, yet relaxing. I will definitely be coming to camp again.”
- Kara Schmidt
"Being with such amazing people that as dedicated to their sport as I am. Being able to relate and talk about training with knowledgable coaches and other athletes. I would put this up there as one of the neatest experiences I have ever had and will cherish the new "friends" I made. It was amazing and I already miss the free and easy banter that developed over those 4 days. For someone like me who lives in a very rural area where runners with this amount of dedication are rare, and for someone who rarely gets to travel, it was worth ever penny."
- Cynthis Morris
"Jeff's and the staff's expertise and their sincere desire to impart as much of that as possible to us over the long weekend made the camp, from a technical standpoint, well worth the investment of time and money. Amateur runners get excited about having a few tips and tricks from more talented runners. It should never be underestimated just how transformative it is to the everyday runner when a pro/elite shows genuine interest and gives his pupil some assignments to work on over the next year. And finally, the bonding between runners and with the staff, though we might seldom see one another in the future, not only forged new friendships among kindred souls, but also showed us that we are not alone in this often solitary sport. We're a team. "
~ Ken Brown