Run Wild Retreats + Wellness, a travel company specializing in premier women’s running and wellness retreats in the world’s best trail-running destinations, announces that registration is open for its newest offering, the seven-day Vancouver Island Trail Running + Wellness Retreat this spring and fall.

Runners don’t need any experience running on trails to enjoy this women’s wellness retreat in British Columbia’s old-growth rainforests and Pacific Rim National Park. The itinerary features daily guided run-walks of three to six miles on scenic forest paths and along expansive sand beaches–including world-famous Long Beach south of Tofino. Retreat participants enjoy wellness workshops about mindful running, natural running form clinics and forest bathing among 1,000-year-old fir trees.

Starting and ending in Victoria, B.C., participants spend two nights’ each at quiet beach- or harbor-front hotels that offer spectacular views and convenient trail access. Participants also have free time to relax, explore charming harbor towns of Victoria and Tofino, do yoga on the beach, as well as book spa treatments (for an additional fee). The retreat package includes a whale watching tour in Clayoquot Sound, where pods of Humpback whales often gather.

“Since we take care of the logistics and provide guides and private motorcoach transportation, retreat participants can truly relax and focus on the things that rejuvenate and inspire them, like running and spending time in nature,” says Elinor Fish, founder of Run Wild Retreats + Wellness. “More than a vacation, our retreats are about cultivating wellness through mindful experiences, connection with others and oneself, and the Vancouver Island Trail Running + Wellness Retreat delivers that in spades.”

Retreat packages include all meals, professional running guide, retreat leader, wellness workshops, private motorcoach transportation, whale watching tour, six nights’ accommodation in high-end hotels, a Run Wild Retreats gift bag and more. Click on the trip links below for more details. 

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