Women

Who Lead

Meet Your Retreat Leaders

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! 

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The retreat leaders were kind, compassionate, accommodating and did a fabulous job of creating a stress free and fun experience that met everyone at their own level and experience. I’d go beyond “highly recommending” these retreats. What a gem this women-owned independent company truly is!


Lindsay L.

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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, 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.

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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.

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Our retreat leader was kind, supportive, and fun, our local guides were knowledgeable and encouraging, and the women I ran with, walked with, dined with, talked with were so interesting and humble. Slowly coming off of the high I experienced there, both emotionally and the altitude, up in the mountains. Running in the vast expanses of Mother Nature somehow has a way of making me feel small and yet significant without being judged, and all of the retreats I have been on help me re-center my focus on what is truly important.


June T.

The retreat leaders were kind, compassionate, accommodating and did a fabulous job of creating a stress free and fun experience that met everyone at their own level and experience. I’d go beyond “highly recommending” these retreats. What a gem this women-owned independent company truly is!


Lindsay L.

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, 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.

Our retreat leader was kind, supportive, and fun, our local guides were knowledgeable and encouraging, and the women I ran with, walked with, dined with, talked with were so interesting and humble. Slowly coming off of the high I experienced there, both emotionally and the altitude, up in the mountains. Running in the vast expanses of Mother Nature somehow has a way of making me feel small and yet significant without being judged, and all of the retreats I have been on help me re-center my focus on what is truly important.


June T.

Carly Schaller

Silverthorne, Colorado

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Janet Curl

Berkeley, California

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Liz Arnold

Denver, Colorado

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Margaret Rietano

Washington, D.C.

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