Mission and Overview

MISSION

Our mission is to up your running game – building confidence through making or keeping running fun. When you love what you are doing you are apt to perform better and do it more.

OVERVIEW

Eleven Experience and Salomon are partnering again to offer both seasoned and aspiring trail runners an exclusive opportunity to run with world-class athletes and coaches in a world-class destination. Hosted at our flagship property, Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, this three-day running, wellness and training camp promises the rare opportunity to receive personalized coaching from some of the world’s best trail and ultrarunners. At the second annual Eleven Salomon Running Experience runners will enjoy daily runs, clinics and one-on-one coaching with Salomon’s top-ranked athletes including Stevie Kremer, Adam Chase, and Mike Ambrose. Run-specific workshops will include gait analysis, nutrition and injury prevention. Opportunities to explore Crested Butte via hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing will also be offered to all attendees.

This camp is geared towards the running enthusiast. The guy or gal looking to up their running game – through mileage, better technique and even learning to run at altitude. We cater to the ultra, trail, adventure and tri-athlete runners. However, those relatively new to off-road running should feel quite welcome as our program has enough flexibility that everyone capable of running six miles will gain what they are seeking from the camp.

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Trail Runs and Camp Details
  • Runs will vary in distance depending on runners’ abilities and interests.
  • Beginner group will run anywhere from 5 – 12 miles per day, while experienced runners may run up to 26 miles per day.
  • All of our morning runs start as one group at the same trail, with the faster group running longer, while slower runners do a shorter variation. Those wanting to log additional miles will also have the opportunity for a second run in the afternoon. We also provide tri-athletes the opportunity to get in some mountain biking mileage.
  • Each morning run will focus on a different trail-running skill, with coaches providing on-the-fly feedback to ensure guests have the best experience on the trails.
  • All runners are able to go at their own pace always accompanied by a Guide or Coach. No one will be on their own.
  • The retreat is best suited to those with the fitness level to be able to run at least six miles continuously on roads. Previous trail running experience is not required.

who is this camp for?

This camp is best suited for those with the fitness level to be able to run at least six miles continuously on roads. Previous trail running experience is not required.

WORKSHOPS

We will have three one-hour workshops during the camp, each focused on a different topic. Using questions submitted by the participants in advance, we will focus the workshops on each topic, using engaging discussions to educate and inspire participants.

We hope that you will learn:

  • How to ascend long climbs and short, steep trail sections
  • How to descend safely and without “frying” your leg muscles
  • How to adeptly navigate technical (rocky, rooty, challenging) terrain
  • When going from roads to trails, how to alter pacing and cadence and breathing, especially at high altitude.
  • How to fuel and hydrate yourself before, during and after runs
  • How to recover optimally on your rest days in order to maintain high training quality
  • How to train for your next trail race while keeping running playful and fun (and avoiding burnout!)
  • How to pursue goals without sacrificing flexibility and spontaneity in your running
  • How to carve out more time to run no matter how crazy busy your schedule
  • What gear is best for different terrain, distances, and weather condition

Presenters: Stevie Kremer, Adam Chase, Mike Ambrose

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Warm Up Run - 5-7 miles

Camp officially begins at 2 pm; if you arrive early, you may store your luggage at Scarp Ridge Lodge and enjoy a tour of Crested Butte. (transfers to the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport (GUC) provided)

  • At 2:00 p.m. we will have an official camp opening meeting to become acquainted with the coaches and Eleven Experience staff. You will also meet your fellow runners and review the itinerary
  • 3:00 p.m. Easy group trail run on local trails of about 5 miles. This introductory run will help you acclimate and stretch your legs after the day’s travels
  • Upon return to the lodge, you’ll enjoy some free time to freshen up and enjoy the lodge’s spa amenities such as the lap pool, steam room, rooftop hot tub or have a private massage
  • 6:30 p.m. Chef-prepared dinner at Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Workshop with Stevie and Adam “Running is what I do when I am not working = I do it for fun!”

Friday, June 23, 2017 | Gaining Mileage 8 to 20 miles (pending individual goals)

  • 7:00 am Chef-prepared breakfast at Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 8:00 a.m. Gait analysis and good running form
  • 8:45 a.m. Drive to trailhead
  • 9:00 a.m. Begin today’s 8-12 mile run on local trails Stevie, Adam, Mike and Eleven Guides.  Coaches and Guides will provide key running form pointers for all to practice during today’s run
  • 12:30 p.m. Finish run, drive back to Scarp Ridge Lodge for lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. 4-8 mile trail run OR free time to relax at the lodge to join a guided hike, SUP or MTB.  Keep in mind if training for a triathlon – we can arrange for a big MTB ride with the Eleven MTB guide staff
  • 5:00 p.m. Workshop with Stevie, Adam and Mike.  “Ascend/Descend/Navigating Terrain Skills”
  • 6:00 p.m. Happy hour refreshments and snacks at Scarp Ridge
  • 7:00 p.m. Chef-prepared dinner

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Major Mileage Day 8 to 24 miles (pending individual goals)

  • 7:00 am Chef-prepared breakfast at Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 8:15 a.m. Drive to trailhead for one-way return run back to Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 9:00 a.m. Begin today’s 8-18 mile run on trails that bring us back to Crested Butte with a picnic lunch break. During the run you will practice uphill/downhill running technique
  • 12:30 p.m. Picnic lunch. Some may shuttle back to Scarp Ridge and others return as a continued run
  • 3:30 p.m. Optional 4-6 mile shake out run OR free time to relax at the lodge to join a guided hike or solo tour of Crested Butte.  Keep in mind if training for a triathlon – we can arrange for a big MTB ride with the Eleven MTB guide staff
  • 5:00 p.m. Workshop with Stevie, Adam and Mike: We will address trail running gear, hydration and fueling strategies
  • 6:00 p.m. Happy hour refreshments at Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 7:00 p.m. Chef-prepared dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. Optional night out on the town

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | Departure Day – Confident Fun Run6 to 10 miles

  • 7:00 am Chef-prepared breakfast at Scarp Ridge Lodge
  • 8:00 a.m. Guided trail run of 6-10 miles on local trails
  • 11:00 a.m. Camp Wrap Up!  Review what you’ve learned with your coaches while enjoying one last amazing meal with Eleven
  • 12:00 p.m. Check out and Departures (transfers to the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport (GUC) provided)

Pricing Schedule

  • Early Bird –   Up to March 1, 2017- $2100
  • Mid-Season  – March 2-April 30, 2017- $2300
  • Late Sign-Up – May 1-June 15, 2017- $2500
  • Racer Special- $2100 (Offered to partners like TransAlpine, Trans Rockies Run, etc.)

*Please note rates depend on room availability. Please contact us for more details.

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