Health & Safety


We take your health and safety very seriously. During the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we 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. Now that things are (mostly) back to normal in most of the places we visit, we have updated our health and safety protocols, and will continue to work closely with our locally based teams around the world to keep our staff and you informed about what precautions are appropriate. 

While we cannot eliminate all risk involved with travel, he are some of the things you can expect from your experience of traveling with us:

Small Groups

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.   

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. 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I or someone else gets sick during the retreat and must quarantine?

We have a comprehensive safety plan in place for all our retreats. That plan takes into consideration policies and advice of the local authorities in place at that time and your retreat leader will assist you as much as possible. We strongly recommend checking your travel insurance policy before you travel to determine what level of insurance coverage you may be eligible for in the event that you are quarantined or get sick while traveling. Direct all coverage questions directly to your provider.

We recommend that all travelers have a contingency fund for unavoidable situations such as severe weather, natural disasters and civil unrest when you travel. With this in mind, we recommend you carry US$500 for medical expenses in case it is needed. Please note that Run Wild Retreats is not responsible for additional costs due to quarantines and/or medical sickness.

What screening procedures are in place at my destination?

Many countries have lifted their Covid testing and vaccination requirements, but situations may change. we highly recommend that you check qualified resources for the latest information

Should I get travel insurance?

Yes, if you book an international retreat we require you to have a travel insurance policy with at least $100,000 in medical coverage. We highly recommend you get travel insurance, if you are traveling domestically. Travel insurance may cover your retreat package in the event you are unable to travel due to certain circumstances. Run Wild Retreats is not responsible for any non-refundable losses you may incur as a result of changing your travel plans or we have to cancel the retreat due to travel restrictions or border closures. This is where travel insurance can help you recover lost funds. Click here for a no-obligation quote from our insurance partner, Travel Guard:

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.