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Our retreat leaders are so more than tour guides. Sure, they take care of all the logistical work needed to make any retreat run smoothly, but there’s a reason they all must pass a rigorous mindful leadership training program and assessment with a senior staff member before leading retreats on their own. 

Our retreats are designed to support the WHOLE woman, which means the retreat leader needs to be pretty tuned in to each individual person as well as the group as a whole. The retreat leader very intentionally manages expectations and supports women in many ways. While our professional running guides lead you on the trails, our retreat leaders guide you on how to make this a mindful travel experience for yourself. 

Her work begins before the retreat starts, when she carefully reviews your intake forms and get to know why you came on this retreat and what you’re hoping to gain from the experience. 

During the welcome meeting on Day 1, she’ll explain her role and what you can expect from her. And throughout the retreat, she’ll offer you mindful running tips and opportunities to reflect and share your experiences. Embrace these moments, stay open and curious and you may be surprised by what you learn about yourself! 

running retreat leader

Charlotte, was amazing! She made sure to make my 50th birthday celebration special! She’s intuitive and thoughtful, has a passion for people, running and the outdoors, and leads the retreat effortlessly.”

Kendra T.

“Having an experienced guide and strong Run Wild leader making sure all the details are taken care of ensured all of us runners got to be in the moment and enjoy every second. Our leader, Liz Arnold, is a kind spirit with a gentle soul. She is thoughtful, and patient and able to create a perfect safe haven filled with love and great energy.”

Nicole G.

“I loved every minute of our time on the trails in this phenomenal environment. Our trip leader Jan was incredible and brought so much energy, enthusiasm and caring to every day. Our trail guide Jen instilled so much confidence and excitement in my time on the trail. “

Sandra H.

“Retreat leader Charlotte Rønnau shared her knowledge and expertise about running. But more importantly, with her guidance, she delivered on Run Wild’s promise of a week of serenity, mindfulness and comraderie. Spending a week with women who start out as strangers and rapidly become dear friends is an unusual experience. But, I’ve seen it happen twice now. I look forward to my next retreat with Run Wild.”

Jennifer A.

Charlotte Ronnau

Charlotte Ronnau

Aspen, Colorado

Liz Arnold

Liz Arnold

Denver, Colorado

Janet Curl

Janet Curl

Berkeley, California

Lucy Croft

Lucy Croft

Jacksonville, Florida