The Run Wild Retreats Team

Elinor Fish

Elinor Fish

Founder + CEO

Lives In: Carbondale, CO
Email: elinor@runwildretreats.com

Elinor Fish has worked in the travel, tourism and running industries since 1999. The Canadian ex-pat who now calls Colorado home, has long been an avid trail runner, writer and champion for women’s trail running. She spent four years as the managing editor of Trail Runner magazine, during which she founded Run Wild Retreats + Wellness in 2010. After witnessing the positive impact those early retreats had on the participants, Elinor started offering more running tours in some of the world’s best trail-running destinations.

Elinor’s magazine articles, public speaking presentations and retreat workshops about mindful running have since helped thousands of runners make their running a mindfulness practice to reduce their stress, overcome obstacles to consistent running and improve their overall well being.

      

Heather Lee

Heather Lee

International Retreat Leader

Lives In: Boulder, CO
Email heather@runwildretreats.com

Heather is a trail runner and highly inspirational Women’s Mind/Body Wellness and Longevity Lifestyling Coach who leads several retreats a  year for Run Wild Retreats + Wellness. She has spent the last 25 years developing and facilitating dynamic and transformational retreats designed exclusively for women’s lives and life transitions. Heather is a  masters-level mental health professional with advanced training in mind/body medicine from the Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute and is the past Director of the Mind/Body Medicine and Women’s Health Education programs at The University of Virginia Medical Center.

Heather will be leading the Mediterranean Mindful Running Retreat and Ireland Trail Running + Wellness Retreat for women.

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Megan Vanzandt

Megan Vanzandt

Operations Coordinator

Lives In: Carbondale, CO
Email: megan@runwildretreats.com

Megan has a background in nonprofit development, event planning and client relations in the health & wellness industry. After earning her MBA from Pinchot University, she developed a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors of her own making, as well as supporting others with inspiring ideas and ambition.
Growing up in Colorado, Megan has always had a place in her heart for the great outdoors. She attended CU Boulder for her BA, and she often found herself wandering through the Colorado foothills to clear her mind and connect with nature. After spreading her domestic and international travel wings post college, her love of travel truly blossomed.

Beyond shorts trips to the beach, she has lived in Aspen, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Thailand, and most recently Ecuador where her son was born. In addition to playing outside, Megan has recently become immersed in weaving, textiles, and creative expression

 

       

Charlotte Roennau

Charlotte Roennau

Retreat Leader

Lives In: Aspen, CO
Email: charlotte@ronnau.com

Charlotte Roennau is a former professional sprinter who has evolved into a mindful long-distance runner whose priority now is to run for fun.  Once known as Denmark’s fastest woman, Charlotte’s competitive mindset was wired for goal setting, performance and achievement. But as career stakes rose—along with them, the pressure to perform—she discovered the drawbacks to gold medals. Failing to qualify for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona in the 400 meter hurdles led Charlotte to period of depression.

Putting her track career behind her, Charlotte forged a new career path that combined her sports-science degree with a new interest in mindfulness and yoga.

Charlotte spent a decade using sports as a tool to create peaceful co-existence, social cohesion and reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Her work with Cross Cultures Project Association (CCPA) and Global Education through Sports (GES) brought the core values of sports to bring kids, families, communities and cities together in conflict areas with respect for diversity, religion, culture and gender.

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