Run Wild Retreats + Wellness, a travel company specializing in premier running and wellness retreats for women, is collaborating with Canyon Ranch, the award-winning industry leader of an integrative wellness, to offer a mindful running and wellness retreat this November 14 – 17, 2024 at its flagship property, Canyon Ranch Tucson located in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.

“We first connected with Canyon Ranch through the Wellness Tourism Association, of which we’re both members,” says Elinor Fish, founder and CEO of Run Wild Retreats + Wellness. “More than ever our clients include women in leadership and business for whom wellness isn’t just a ‘treat’ but rather, an essential aspect to their professional success. This retreat at Canyon Ranch caters to women who take their wellbeing seriously because they must model to their teams how to manage stress in order to keep performing at their peak.”

The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA) is a global network for qualifying DMOs, hotels, resorts, tour operators, travel advisors, wellness practitioners, media, and others in the growing global wellness tourism industry who are committed to working together to support the sustainable future of wellness tourism for the global good.

During their three-night, four-day stay at Canyon Ranch Tucson, retreat participants will enjoy daily guided group trail runs and on-trail mindful running clinics led by their retreat leader. “The mindful running clinics are partly about how to run safely and efficiently on trails, but are more about helping the women get out of their minds and more into their bodies,” explains Fish. “That is the first step to healing the effects of chronic stress such as decision fatigue, burnout, sleep issues, never feeling like there’s enough time in the day, and much more.”

The guided runs are around four to six miles, making it accessible and suitable for runners of all fitness levels, even those who are new to trail running.

Personalized Wellness Afternoons at Canyon Ranch

Afternoons back at the ranch are open for guests to attend the combination of wellness classes, spa treatments and expert consultations that had been pre-designed for them by their Canyon Ranch wellness guide. This format allows retreat guests to address their most acute wellness concerns, such as biomechanical imbalance, stress-related sleep issues, chronic inflammation, fitness and training goals nervous system reset and so much more.

In the evenings, participants regroup with their retreat leader to enjoy Canyon Ranch’s unlimited delicious, healthy cuisine sourced from organic, unprocessed whole foods and ingredients.  

Every dish features wholesome produce from local farms, grass-fed beef, sustainably caught seafood, and naturally healing ingredients, with delicious options available for those who are vegan or gluten-free.

“Through bespoke experiences and curated programming led by our experts’ guests leave Canyon Ranch with the tools they need to help them thrive in their personal and professional lives,” says Lisa Fisher, Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications at Canyon Ranch.

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Registration open now the Canyon Ranch Tucson Trail Running + Wellness Retreat

Packages for the November 14 - 17, 2024 retreat start at $5,995 USD per person (double occupancy), with single-occupancy rooms available also available. The retreat package includes all meals, professional guides, dedicated retreat leader, all meals, three night’s accommodation, minibus transportation, $600 resort credit for spa treatments, classes and wellness coaching and the 80,000 square-foot Canyon Ranch spa. Space is limited to 15 participants and registration closes September 16, 2024. Visit for details.

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