Yosemite + Mammoth Lakes California Trail Running Vacation October

Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA

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Oct 1 - 4, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14
Yosemite + Mammoth Lakes California Trail Running Vacation October
Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA

Runcation Travel
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10 reviews

Oct 1 - 4, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Join us for our long weekend Runcation in California's Sierra Nevada for our Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and Eastern Sierra trail running vacation. This high altitude itinerary delivers some of the best running in California on this 4-day long weekend running retreat. Our runs will take place in Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne, Mammoth Lakes,  and California's Eastern Sierra. Throughout the weekend our trail runs will take place in valleys with rising granite cliffs, Yosemite's high country, high-desert landscape through sagebrush-lined trails at the foot of snow-capped peaks, and the spectacular fall foliage in some of the best locations in the Sierra, Our afternoons and evenings afford plenty of time for guided adventures to hot springs, swimming in alpine lakes and beaches, afternoon runs/hikes, and lounging in the fresh air of the mountains on the deck of our comfortable and spacious mountain lodge. We get off the beaten tourist path as much as possible on this adventure to provide a California wilderness trail running adventure during the day, with comfortable evenings at a mountain lodge during the evenings. Options for activities like yoga, beer/wine tasting, and sports massage are available as well. 


This adventure running holiday is open to ages 15 and up of any pace. Multiple mileage options available each day, with the longest being 12 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. This trip takes place at high altitude ranging from 4,000-10,000 feet. Optional 12-week training package available from an experienced running coach to ensure you're trained and ready to go for this adventure of a lifetime! 


*Please note this Runcation is also offered  September 24-27, 2020*

This trip requires a minimum of 6 to run. Please do not purchase flights until confirming with retreat organizer. 

What’s included

Roundtrip transportation from Mammoth Lakes Airport at the start and end of the trip at scheduled pick-up/drop-off times (check with organizer) 

Trip logistics of route planning, lodging, and transportation reservations

A 8:1 ratio of guide to participants

Transport each day between locations and trailheads as well as group activities to hot springs, beaches, and lakes

Knowledgable guide and running coaches along the entire route

All National Park Entrance Fees

Special bonus adventures including a guided trail run tours and wellness options

Multiple pricing options based on single and double accommodation

Not included

International airfare

Meals/Alcoholic Beverages

Travel Insurance




Before You Go

Getting There:

Mammoth Lakes can be reached by car or plane. 

Mammoth Yosemite Airport is just ten minutes from town. Visit the link fore more information on flying into Mammoth: https://www.visitmammoth.com/flying

Mammoth can also be reached by flying into Los Angeles, CA (LAX) or Las Vegas, NEV (LAS) and renting a car for the drive.


Travel Insurance:

Must have travel insurance prior to start of trip. 

Fitness/Pacing:

While we accommodate every pace of attending runner, this trip is best suited for participants able to run for 6-12 miles at a time. Multiple mileage options available each day, with the longest being 12 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. This trip takes place at high altitude ranging from 4,000-10,000 feet. Training for this trip is essential in order to be able to complete and enjoy the trip. It is highly recommended that you participate in the 12-week group training program designed specifically for this trip as a package add-on to ensure you're able to tackle the trails and get maximum enjoyment of this running retreat!

Weather:

Although the weather in the locations we visit is often ideal during this time, weather in the mountains is variable and trail conditions are subject to change on an hourly basis! Route subjective to change based on the safety of conditions and climate of the trail.

Available options

Single Supplement Option (Private Room)
$250
12-week training program for this hut-to-hut adventure
$195

Itinerary

Welcome to Mammoth!
Day 1

Day 1: Our trip will start the afternoon of Day 1 with a midday pickup from Mammoth Lakes airport. We'll get settled at our mountain lodge retreat for the weekend before heading out for a lake shakeout around one of the most scenic lakes in town followed by a sunset at the hot springs over the mountains and sagebrush. After a welcome dinner + drinks we'll catch some sleep before tomorrow's adventure. 

Your Organizer


RT
Runcation Travel
10 reviews
Runcation Travel creates international running adventures for runners. Instead of having to squeeze in a run on vacation, your run becomes the vehicle to explore and learn different cultures, countries, and landscapes. Our current runcations and trail running trips include hut-to-hut running adventures, retreats, training camps, and guided trail tours of the best trail running in the Italian Dolomites, Chamonix Mont Blanc, and Argentinian Patagonia, and more in group and custom itineraries. Our Runcations are for every level of runner.

Reviews

Incredible experience! The perfect amount of work and play. Spent all day on the trails running and hiking with knowledgeable run guides, and then got to enjoy the evenings wining and dining. Very well organized with out having every second mapped out. I will definitely be back for more!!
By Brittany B for Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 11 Mar, 2020
The New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chalten was an incredible trip. Liz, the guide, was conscientious, organized, and knew exactly what we were doing and where we were going at all times. I had an amazing trip, got to get some incredible runs and views, and met some fantastic people in the process. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking to run off the beaten path, meet new people, and experience Patagonia like no one else typically does. Liz, thank you for your ongoing excellence, and I look forward to another trip in the future!
By Kay N for New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 13 Jan, 2020
BA
An absolutely great experience with similar-minded people! Truly exceeded my expectations! Amazing scenery, great balance between running and other activities, and great food! Highly recommended!!
By Blakis Adventures for New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 11 Jan, 2020
This trip was a great time! Liz was super organized, knowledgeable, and an all-around good time! The food was great, and the mountain views were unbeatable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants an active holiday!
By Lauren D for Italian Dolomites Runcation: Hut-to-Hut Trail Running on 24 Jul, 2019
SL
Runcation in the Dolomites was a dream vacation. It was the perfect mix of challenging yet rewarding running and hiking. We experienced endless breathtaking views and a spectacular scenery, we enjoyed plenty of cappuccinos, wine, delicious food, and restful afternoons, and made new friends to top it all off! If you are a runner who loves trails and beautiful mountains, I strongly encourage you to go on this trip!
By Shelby L for Italian Dolomites Runcation: Hut-to-Hut Trail Running on 23 Jul, 2019
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The tldr: Do it! This was an amazingly well planned trip (thoughtful planning, clearly),, the runs and views were unforgettable, and I'm already looking at the next one I can go on. The longer version: Runcation in Patagonia was amazing. Every thing was well-planned, the views were unforgettable, the crew was the best you could ask for, we stayed at nice spots with great staff...I could go on and on. Also, as someone who is super type-A, I really appreciate all of the early communication of expectations, what to pack, itineraries, and super quick responses from Liz.
By Marne P on 05 Jan, 2020