Ultramarathon and Trail Running Camps

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

By Bryon Powell 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

is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar.com. Having spent nearly 20 years as an ultrarunner and three decades as a trail runner, he's also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and co-wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. He calls Silverton, Colorado and Moab, Utah home.