Rob Krar Ultra Camp Summer Retreat
July 4 - July 10
The 7th annual Summer Retreat offers the opportunity to meet one of the world’s premier ultra runners in his hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. Our marquee event, this six night camp has it all. Experience wonderfully smooth single track, technical running in the pines, the magnificent alpine environment high in the volcanic San Francisco Peaks and the aspen-filled Inner Basin, and heat training on the red rocks of Sedona.
In a small group that allows for generous individual attention, you’ll get to run alongside and learn from Rob in some of his favorite—and most beautiful—places to train. The goal of the camp is to provide an inspirational, educational, and once-in-a-lifetime running experience unlike anything available in our sport.
The 2021 Summer camp offers guided trail runs over a variety of terrains, distances, and altitudes throughout the week. The camp will be best experienced by runners who are healthy and in good fitness with at least some experience training for and racing long-distance trail races, and/or are interested in learning more about them.
Campers DO NOT need to be advanced competitive runners to attend the camp. However, participants should arrive fit, healthy, and rested and be comfortable running or hiking for several hours at a time to be best prepared for the variety of terrain, temperatures, grades, and altitudes that will be experienced during the week. Attendees will be encouraged to run or hike at paces they find comfortable and choose distances each day that best suits their training, goals, and comfort level. We will have local trail runners helping to guide each run. Rest assured it is our goal that nobody will be running alone on the trails.
Our runs are designed to accommodate a wide range of goals, distances and paces. All runs are either one way or looped to maximize new terrain and will finish with a deluxe picnic lunch on location. Roughly, the main route each day is about 9 miles with the option to add additional mileage or cover fewer miles. Keep in mind the altitude ‑ from 3500’ in Sedona, to 7000′ in the town of Flagstaff, and higher elevations over 10,000 during runs ‑ and sometimes tricky terrain will likely add additional challenge to the runs, but should not a discouraging factor to attending camp. The vast majority of attendees come from sea level with little to no experience running at altitude.
*While we strive to keep event dates accurate, due to Covid be aware dates may change or events may be cancelled before we can reflect such here. Please visit the organizers website to confirm dates before making plans.