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.
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
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.
Must have travel insurance prior to start of trip.
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!
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.
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.