July 29th - August 2nd
July 29th - August 2nd
Come enjoy the unique opportunity to explore the beautiful mountain town and running mecca of Flagstaff, AZ on foot! A five-day vacation will find you logging miles on gently rolling trails under towering pines in a place where the morning air is always crisp and fresh. The incredible running venues will vary widely on different scenic trails through the largest continuous pine forest on earth, home to some of the world’s best runners. With so much to explore in Northern Arizona you’ll be taken on day trips to the awe-inspiring red cliffs of Sedona and the All-American bucket list destination, the Grand Canyon. You’ll also have the chance to peer through the same telescopes that discovered Pluto during a night trip to the Lowell Observatory. The Flagstaff Go Run Vacation is the ultimate getaway for the adventurous runner who craves memories to last a lifetime.
Trip Cost Includes
Trip Cost Does Not Include
We will be based in Flagstaff, AZ for our rooming accommodations. Flagstaff is located 2.5hrs north of Phoenix and is at the edge of the Colorado Plateau which holds the largest continuous pine forest in the world. Flagstaff is home to the largest mountain in Arizona, Mt. Humphreys, standing at 12,600 ft above sea level. Flagstaff gained its prominence as a railroad, ranching and timber town in the late 1800's, and was a common stop for those traveling to visit the Grand Canyon.
There is a reason that many of the best runners in the world train at elevation. High altitude offers a higher production of red blood cells that help carry more oxygen to hard-working muscles. This allows an athlete the ability to push harder and maintain better fitness when it comes time to race. Flagstaff is at the perfect elevation to help you get a nice fitness boost heading into the fall racing season!
Michael and Sarah have been training and coaching for many years, so all questions about recovery, training philosophy, mental strategy, or any other running related questions are welcome! There will be plenty of time to get to know Michael and Sarah (as well as your fellow campers) so feel free ask as many questions as you like! A running seminar on training/recovery will also be provided with a question and answer session.
All guests should arrive between 12pm and 4pm on the first day of camp. Flagstaff Pullium is the local airport. Departure from camp will be 11am on day 5. Please plan your travel accommodations accordingly. Once all itineraries are collected, pick up and drop off schedules will be provided for all guests.
Flagstaff Transportation Centers
- Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (Recommended)
- Amtrak Station 1 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- If you chose to rent a car, on site parking is not always guaranteed.
Transportation To/From Phoenix
(Not Included In Trip Price)
If you choose to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, there is a shuttle service to Flagstaff that costs $50 each way (not included in trip price). Plan on exiting the shuttle at the Flagstaff Amtrak Station for pickup by one of our guides.
Altitude training is a little more difficult than sea level training, so while runners of all abilities are welcomed, we recommend erring on the side of caution and taking it nice and easy for the first few days of camp. The air is thinner, and it is recommended that all runners slow down their paces by at least 20-40 seconds per mile to compensate. Distances of each run will vary and will cater to all training needs, whether you run every day or are the non-running spouse of someone who dragged you along on this trip. Each venue has a natural beauty of its own so feel free to walk the route we are at if you wish. The maximum amount of running each morning will be 10miles/16km. You will have free time to double that day if you need extra mileage. The running venues will be a mixture of manicured dirt roads to moderate terrain single track trails.
For a more extensive day-by-day breakdown of this vacation, click here