Our expertly designed mindful retreats combine world-class trail running with wellness experiences, great food and natural beauty.
Retreats for All Running Fitness Levels
Our retreats are categorized into levels in order to accommodate a range of run fitness levels so you feel comfortable and supported.
Private Group Retreats for Clubs or Friends
Select from our pre-designed itineraries and book it exclusively for your running group.
The Run Wild Retreat Experience
Each itinerary offers a different type of wellness experience chosen specifically to support your recovery and stress-reduction during the retreat. This includes wellness workshops or a restorative yoga class, spa massage, infinity pool or geothermal hot springs.
Mindful Retreat Design
Retreats are meticulously designed and founded on the potentially transformative power of running mindfully. Our retreat travel specialists thoughtfully plan out each day in order to maximize the run’s scenic rewards while minimizing the time we spend in transit or traveling from place to place.
Professional Run Guides
Our fully certified and permitted, licensed guides are highly trained in wilderness safety and always have your well being top-of-mind. They are passionate trail runners who embody the local culture and share their knowledge and excitement with you throughout every run.
We make a point of frequenting restaurants that are consistently high quality and known for their superior service, especially to groups like ours. Have special dietary considerations? You can indicate your special dietary needs to us when you book your retreat.
High Quality Hotels
There’s no roughing it on our retreats! Your comfort is key to a rewarding retreat experience, so we select hotels and resorts that offer superior rooms that accommodate one or two people. If you’re traveling solo, no problem–we can pair you with another person in a shared room with two beds.
We’ll practice the principles of natural running form and simple gait tweaks that make running feel easier, more comfortable and efficient. These postural changes are the first step toward running more mindfully and makes running on trails easy and fun.
Participant Testimonials + Photos
“This retreat far exceeded my expectations! It gave me an opportunity to learn where I can go with my running and I love connecting with all the awesome, inspiring women!”
–Maude B, Rochester, NY
Learned to Listen
“This retreat gave me a chance to escape from the daily pressures of life, and focus on me, what I want from my running practice and connecting with other women who love running. I learned how to use perceived exertion as a measure to guide me in my runs. It’s so easy to override what my body is telling me, and let numbers and data suck the joy out of running. Now I know how to get more satisfaction from how I feel than I ‘perform.’”
Joanne T., Spokane, WA
Changed My Life
“This retreat will change your life. Don’t over analyze the decision; go and you will not regret it! I am not being dramatic when I say that this was a life-changing experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It has already encouraged me to alter my lifestyle, to continue to travel and to attend more retreats.”
–Kristin S., Washington, D.C.
Retreat was a Dream
“This last week has been a dream. Run Wild Retreats put together a fantastic trail-running trip that improved my form and solidified a lot of what I’ve been thinking about running more mindfully.”
–Tracey S., Atlanta, GA
Organic and Relaxed
“I was concerned about going on a ‘scheduled’ vacation, but it didn’t feel scheduled at all. Everything was so well planned and coordinated, one experience just rolled into the next and I didn’t have to think about anything except having fun. I actually didn’t even realize anything was scheduled or coordinated, it just felt so organic, relaxed and fun!”
Love to Trail Run Now
“Each day we started off with a trail run, which varied from 5 to 9 miles. The remainder of the day we would enjoy clinics together, meals, yoga and down time. Everyone ran their own run, not keeping track of time or distance. I am new to trail running but LOVE it now. I’m excited to see how this new love changes the story to my runs, the energy it will breathe through me, the new sights I will see, the challenges it will present and inevitably growth I will make.”
–Griselda P., Chico, CA
Eager to Practice Mindful Running
“After spending last weekend on a Run Wild Retreat, I returned home eager to practice mindful running. Today I paid attention to my posture, breathing and any negative thoughts that began to creep in (all part of the body’s response to stress). But managing how I responded to these symptoms allowed me to push past any negative thoughts and I finished feeling strong and well.”
–Nancy U, Washington, D.C.
Unlike Any Other Vacation
“The Iceland retreat was unlike any other vacation I have ever taken. My mind feels cleansed. Thank you again for the opportunity you have created for us.”
–June T., Alaska
Nothing But Spectacular
“If any of you women have wanted to go on a trail running retreat, Run Wild Retreats + Wellness has been nothing but spectacular. Well worth the money and time. Not only will you experience the beauty of a completely different landscape, eat local gourmet food, and run miles and miles, you will also make lasting friendships with some amazing women around the world.”
—Wasatchsolesisters, Salt Lake City, UT
Happy at the Back of the Pack
“I was happy to be last of the pack in Iceland retreat! Got to enjoy the scenery and never felt any pressure to speed up.”
— Jasmine V., Singapore
Taught Me Self-Compassion
“This retreat taught me to be more compassionate with myself. Also, focusing on my breathing, which not only helped my running physically, it helped me be mindful of my body, breath and focus. I loved everything about this retreat! It was challenging, well planned, beautiful, and wonderful people and fun. I would absolutely recommend any and all of the retreats to people who love running and/or struggle with the daily stress of fitting running into their lives.”
Julie U., San Francisco, CA
Loved This Retreat
“I LOVED this retreat! I would absolutely recommend any and all of the retreats to people who love running and/or struggle with the daily stress of fitting running into their lives.”
Kirsten T., Boulder, CO
“This retreat taught me that I can do anything I set my mind to with the right support. The Italian Dolomites were beautiful and I so enjoyed our group’s companionship. Overall the retreat was excellently organized and I’m definitely considering doing another one!”
–Muneesha G., New York, NY
Make New Connections
“This retreat will help you connect more with all you love about running. It’s the perfect way to help you practice self care, see beautiful landscapes and make new connections with like-minded runners.”
–Cristina B., Chicago, IL
Embraced and Cared For
“You will be embraced and cared for. It will be an adventure where you will feel secure but at the same time challenged, encouraged , guided, and renewed.
–Tina R., Seattle, WA
Overall Sense of Peace
“The attention to detail by the retreat leaders was exceptional and so inclusive that contributed to the overall sense of peace and very conducive to the overall atmosphere of happiness and open learning experience.”
–Carmen C., Sugar Grove, IL
“It’s more than a running experience. If you allow it to be, it can be a life-altering experience, making friends and lifetime memories.”
–Stacey G., Overland Park, KS
Well Done and Well Run
“Whether you are looking simply to run somewhere fun, rejuvenate your running, or really improve, you can do it at these retreats. They are structured so you can get as much out of it as you want and always have fun doing it! The retreats are well done and well run!”
— Amanda S., Golden, CO
Best Thing I Have Done for Myself
“This retreat was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. It was a great opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable and compassionate coach and share my love of running with a fun-loving group of women. I returned home more motivated and inspired about my running.”
–Patricia H., Boulder, CO