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Our Location - Olympic Valley near Lake Tahoe offers access to some of the most spectacular trails and ecosystems in the country. Situated on the northern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, it is a truly beautiful area.  Working with the Forest Service we've put together a week full of learning and running. Your days will be filled with the best trails in the Tahoe area.

 

The Daily Schedule – Just getting runs on beautiful trails every day is the easy part and you could do that anywhere, anytime. We want you to get something out of this camp you can take home and put to good use in your own running, that’s why we’ll be teaching technical running form, downhill trail running, nutrition guidelines, trail building skills, how to put together a trail training plan, trail etiquette, and more. 

 

How To Prepare - We want you to enjoy your time at camp and one of the ways to do that is to come in fit, healthy, and rested. While this is a camp for all abilities, there are some strenuous activities that will test your limits no matter who you are. Campers should be comfortable running for several hours at a time and be prepared for the variety of terrain, temperatures, grades and altitudes. You do not need to be an advanced competitive level runner to attend camp but, the stronger you come in, the more fun you'll have. 

 

What To Bring - Your packing list should include the basics without much fluff. In other words, you won't need the kitchen sink. 

CAMP SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION – Olympic Valley, CA
ELEVATION – 6,400ft
CREW – 5
RUNNING MILEAGE –  30-50mi
CAMPERS – 12-15
TRAILS – Hundreds of Miles

ACTIVITIES and TEACHING

Trail Running
Trail Maintenance
Nutrition Planning
Map Reading
Compass Use
Wilderness Preparation
Trail Etiquette                              

DOWNLOADS

To Bring List
Tentative Camp Schedule

How To Prepare

Included in your camp fees:

  • Amazing healthy homecooked meals starting with lunch on your arrival day and breakfast on your departure. 
  • Guided trail runs on a different spectacular trail every day
  • Map and Compass tools from Suunto for our navigation workshop
  • A swag bag from Salomon and Swiftwick that will outfit you with some of the best products for trail running
  • Nutrition products from GU for all runs during the week
  • Transportation to/from runs and events from Thursday morning through Sunday morning
  • Camp seminars on nutrition, running form and technique, forest stewardship, trail maintenance, and more
  • An epic adventure that you didn't know you had in you
  • An incredible once in a lifetime trail camp experience 
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Transportation

Transportation –  Transportation while at camp from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning will be included. Transportation to and from camp on Wednesday and Sunday will be your responsibility. 

There is the possibility of van pickup at the Reno/Tahoe Airport (RNO) the evening of September 19th or the morning of the 20th depending on flight arrivals.  Please contact us if you need to schedule a pickup. We'll do the best we can to accommodate your requests but can't guarantee all will be met. 

Coming on your own? 

Driving directions from points West (California, I-80W)

  • Follow I-80 to the exit 185 (Hwy 89 South) in Truckee
  • Take Hwy 89 South to the turnoff to Squaw Valley Rd. Turn Left on Squaw Valley Rd. 

Driving directions from the East (Nevada, I-80E)

  • Follow I-80 to the exit 185 (Hwy 89 South) in Truckee
  • Take Hwy 89 South to the turnoff to Squaw Valley Rd. Turn Left on Squaw Valley Rd. 

 

Flying in? The closest airport is the Reno/Tahoe Airport (RNO) 60min away with daily service to a number of large hubs. The closest large airport is Sacramento (SMF) about 2hrs away. 

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Safety

Your safety is our most important camp priority. With that in mind we'll create a safe environment for our campers from the time they meet us on the first day to when they leave camp. We will be in wilderness and remote settings but runs will be set up so that in case of sudden weather events we can reach shelter and relative safety as quickly as possible.  Our staff has Wilderness First Aid, CPR and other coaching certifications to be prepared in case of emergency.