When you’re ready to travel again, Run Wild Retreats + Wellness is here for you. Our Colorado-based team has been working in concert with our international guide network and key suppliers in all the destinations in which we travel to adapt the running and wellness retreat experience. While runners’ safety and well being has always been our top priority, as we considered the new realities of travel in a Covid-19 world, we asked ourselves what more we could do support you. While some of the things listed below are new, much of what is described here is not. It just so happens that much of what has always made Run Wild Retreats so amazing aligns perfectly with what many travel industry experts agree is the next evolution of travel. We’ve always been about supporting you as a whole person–not just a runner.
As always, your health and safety is a shared responsibility; one that we take very seriously. We have adapted the retreat experience to incorporate adventure-travel industry leading Covid-19 Health and Safety standards as laid out by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (of which Run Wild Retreats is a member tour operator) and the Cleveland Clinic.
In terms of what we’re doing to protect you during a retreat, here’s what you can expect from Run Wild Retreats + Wellness:
We specialize in small group experiences that take you away from the crowded, often deep into nature places where you can enjoy fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Every day of the retreat is centered around that days’ run, followed by restorative recovery activities, which vary depending on the destination, but usually include spa, yoga or geothermal hot springs. During our group meetings, we will space out the seating as much as possible to observe physical distancing guidelines. Participants are encouraged to observe physical distancing whenever possible.
OUTSIDE IN NATURE
By design, most of our group time is spent outside in nature, which is the very best place for us to be! For the most part, our itineraries avoid city metro areas, tourist-choked attractions and never take you to enclosed, crowded indoor spaces. You can relax into the joy of simply spending the most of every day outside on the trails. Plus, we mostly stay at remote lodges or resorts that are close to nature and away from downtown zones.
During our runs, we will be spaced out on the trail into various pace groups, and avoid running close together so that physical distancing guidelines can be observed as much as possible.
HEALTH OF GUESTS
We ask all participants to fill out an online Health Declaration Form within 3 days of the retreat’s start certifying they do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 and have not been in contact with anyone they know is infected. (View an example form here). We cannot permit a person who has very recently tested positive for Covid-19 or is experiencing Covid-like symptoms on the retreat. In the event that a person in our group starts to experience symptoms during the retreat, she will be immediately quarantined from the rest of the group. We will have rapid Covid-19 Antigen tests available on site for an additional fee, which will help determine the next course of action/treatment for the person affected.
HEALTH OF STAFF
Our retreat leaders, who are employees of Run Wild Retreats, are fully vaccinated and screened for any symptoms of Covid prior to the retreat’s start. If our employee tests positive or is showing symptoms of infection, she will be pulled from the retreat and replaced with another retreat leader. While we are unable to extend this policy to outside contractors, such as guides and drivers, we work with highly reputable companies that operate in compliance with their state, county and local Covid mandates and exhibit great care for their valued guests.
REDUCE YOUR RISK
We highly recommend travel insurance (including cancellation coverage) for all retreat bookings. You are required to provide proof of coverage for all international retreats (including medical, evacuation, trip interruption and cancellation). Travel is more disrupted than ever, and we want you to have the best possible travel experience despite these uncertainties. Travel insurance from a trusted, reliable carrier, such as our partner, Travel Guard, can give you the peace of mind you deserve in these challenging times. Since your retreat package is non-refundable after a certain point (see below), we strongly encourage you to include the full cost of your booking in your policy.
Pro tip: don’t wait until just before departure to buy your policy: do it immediately after booking your retreat for the best coverage options. Click here for a no-obligation quote.