Active at Altitude


We create experiences that educate, inspire, and empower an active, healthy, mindful lifestyle.

We're delighted to be the Official Training Partner for Vacation Races, providing two levels of training plans for each race:

  • Beginner program of 16 weeks
  • Intermediate program of 12 weeks. 

These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. The same training programs are also available as a cost upgrade option on an app for both iPhone and Android smartphones, provided by WeRun.Club. Note the training app is only available for the national park series of half marathons, and is not available for any of the ultra trail half marathons.

Active at Altitude announces dates for their sell-out 2021 running camps in Estes Park, CO, 
with a special offer for Vacation Races runners

Active at Altitude has just opened registration for their hugely popular 2021 women's running camps and co-ed trail running camps. They were successful in holding several of their camps in a modified format for Summer 2020 to ensure camper and staff safety, and will expand those offerings again for 2021. Active at Altitude created a specific COVID protocol for their 2020 camps  - if you have any questions regarding their camps and COVID-19, please feel free to contact them.

Their sell out women's running camps are 7, 6 or 5 days depending on camp choice, and all take place in majestic Estes Park, CO. The women's running camps come in three levels - beginner camps, June 8-12 & 21-26,  intermediate camps, August 2-7 & 24-28, and their advanced camp, July 12-18.

These popular women's running camps have been featured in Runners WorldWomen's Running, and by Shape Magazine as a "once in a lifetime fitness retreat for women." These camps do sell out, and we recommend registering early to secure your spot!

"I am forever grateful for the support and encouragement I received from everyone at this camp. I left with much more confidence then I had when I arrived as well as so much knowledge and motivation. I made some forever friends with this incredible group and can't wait for next time! Absolutely the most amazing experience!" 

Mary, from Florida

Guidelines for  women's camps:

Beginner camps

At least a 5k distance in 37-47 minutes on roads at home elevation

Intermediate camps

At least a 10k distance in 60-75 minutes on roads at home elevation

Advanced camp

At least a half marathon distance in 2 hours 15 minutes or less on roads at home elevation

Coed trail running camps:
The co-ed trail running camps are 6 days, and take place May 17-22 for the Spring camp, and September 13-18 for the Fall camp. These camps have also been featured in Trail Runner Magazine and Competitor, and by CNN as one of the top eleven adult running camps in the US. These camps are for you- whether you're a newbie or more experienced trail runner - we recommend that you can already run a 10k distance in 60-75 minutes at home elevation. As with the women's camps, places are filling up fast, so we recommend registering soon to secure your spot!

Special Offer for all Vacation Races runners, families, friends and supporters!
Use code VR150 to save $150 off the standard price of any of the full 2021 women's running camps or the co-ed trail camps, and VR120 to save $120 off the standard rate for either of the compact, 5-day, women's running camps. In addition there are group booking discounts available - contact for more information.

"To say that this camp was life-changing might seem hyperbolic but it really was. I learned so much about strength and endurance, what I should be doing to build it, and how to prevent injuries, which will really change my life. I had several epiphany moments in the camp and can’t wait to create a new holistic training plan for running and wellness." 

Robin, from Maryland

"I left camp with my heart nearly exploding with gratitude and love for all of the strong individuals I met. Not only have I expanded my support group, I came out of this experience with more confidence, education, and inspiration than I could have imagined. I can’t wait to come back to camp again!" 

Kateel, from Oregon

If you have any questions on any of the Active at Altitude camps, contact Camp Director, Terry Chiplin, at, or 303-304-9159.

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