Ultramarathon and Trail Running Camps

A guide to trail running and ultramarathon camps for adults from around the world.

By on February 9, 2009 | 6 comments

Some adults like to send their kids off to summer camp. Other adults prefer to go to camp themselves! These folks know that while you can go hit the trails for day by yourself, it’s more fun to join an enthusiastic group of trail runners for a trail running vacation while someone else sweats the details.

Almost all adult trail running or ultramarathon camps have an educational element. In fact, it’s based on this educational focus that we’ve distinguished camps from the many trail running tours or travel packages that have sprung up around the world. Camps can focus on preparing for a specific event whether the camp is held on the race course or on similar terrain if the target race is too distant or remote. The camps can also include programs on skills, training techniques, gear, race strategies, daily and in-race nutrition, and many more topics. Trail running and ultramarathon camps also often feature guest coaches or speakers.

If you’ve ever attended an adult running camp… be it trail, ultra, or neither, please share your thoughts on the experience.

[We no longer maintain a table of adult running camps.]

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.