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RUN EPIC MOUNTAINS

WITH

BRONCO BILLY &

KARL 'SPEEDGOAT' MELTZER

Get 5 breathtaking days with world class ultrarunners Jeff Browning & Karl Meltzer in high altitude SW Colorado. Register now to receive a limited spot, featuring access to Colorado Running Ranch and must-have pro knowledge on endurance training, nutrition science, recovery and more.

AUGUST 14-18, 2017

 
 
 

PATAGONIA Trail Ambassador & ALTRA Endurance Team Trail Runner, Pro Ultrarunner, Endurance Coach

'BRONCO BILLY' JEFF BROWNING

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Experience an amazing, high altitude week of trail running in the stunning San juan mountains of SW COLORADO, home of the famed Hardrock 100 course.

Spend five breathtaking days hanging out and getting trail running instruction from veteran ultrarunners and endurance coaches, Jeff ‘Bronco Billy’ Browning and Karl 'Speedgoat' Meltzer!

Bronco will share his personal experience making the shift to OFM (Optimized Fat Metabolism), the benefits and emerging science of fat adaptation, as well as its application to endurance training and lifestyle strategies.

Speedgoat will share his experience and techniques in preparing for and winning more 100-mile races than anyone on Earth. 

Plus, you’ll learn about altitude training, uphill and downhill trail running technique, good running form, race day gear and nutrition planning, functional strength and stretching routines for busy schedules, mental approaches to ultra marathons and more…

 
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JEFF BROWNING

 

Jeff 'Bronco Billy' Browning was ranked one of 2016’s top two ultra runners of the year, earning the title with a Western States 100 & Hardrock 100 fastest combined time.

He has finished over 100 ultra marathons in his career, only chalked up one DNF (due to a rolled ankle) and has set multiple course records. Jeff grew up roaming free on his family’s 700-acre farm in Missouri, and he’s been running ever since. He resides in Bend, Oregon with his wife, three kids, four chickens, a dog, two cats, and their organic garden. Nutrition and hands-on tweaking of running gear are two of his areas of expertise. He lives to explore wild places and fights to protect them, most recently by participating in a 106 mile run through Chile’s Patagonia National Park to celebrate its opening and spread the word about its conservation. Shifting from mountain biking and climbing, Jeff started running ultras in 2001 and shifted to racing competitively in 2004. He's since racked up 22 ultra wins — including 14 at the 100-mile distance. He's spent 17 years refining his training and racing strategies in ultras. Jeff is passionate about sharing them with others as an endurance running coach. 

Bronco Billy is sponsored by: Patagonia, Altra, Ultraspire, Vespa, Squirrel Nut Butter, GU, Barlean's Organic Oils, Black Diamond, and Rudy Project

     
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KARL MELTZER

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Karl 'Speedgoat' Meltzer has won more 100-mile races than anyone on Earth. Karl was the 2006 ultra runner of the year and holds the all-time winner title for the Hardrock 100, with 5 Hardrock wins under his belt. Hailing from New Hampshire, where he adventured on the Appalachian Trail as a kid, he moved to Utah's Wasatch Mountain Range in 1990, where he discovered and fell in love with ultra trail running. He has since completed 125 ultra marathons and continues to set new records - most recently on his beloved Appalachian Trail, running 2,190 miles in only 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes, over 10 hours faster than the previous course record set by Scott Jurek. 'The Speedgoat' has become a legend in the ultra community,  completing many of the lengthiest runs in the United States. He’s been a dedicated online ultra-running coach since 2007, putting the knowledge he’s gained in nearly three decades of elite experience in service of aspiring ultra runners around the country.

Karl is sponsored by: Hoka One One, Red Bull, Black Diamond, and Drymax.

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THE

COLORADO RUNNING RANCH

EXPERIENCE

Colorado Running Ranch has partnered with select pro ultra runners to bring you an unparalleled trail running experience. A bold adventure travel destination.

We exist to support & inspire runners everywhere. 

Get outside yourself this summer and run free. 

 

 
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RUNNERS OF ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME

Experienced Colorado Running Ranch mountain guides crew every run, ensuring no matter your running level you'll have someone to hang with. Trail running is our passion. We've got you. 

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EPIC SW COLORADO - THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

The San Juans are home to some of the most spectacular trails Colorado has to offer. 

From stunning mountain views to lakes to lush forested trails, we'll traverse the unique mountains above Durango and Silverton, CO.

CAMP SPECS

LOCATION – The San Juan Mountains near Durango, CO

ELEVATION – 8,000 ft base up to 14,000 ft

RUNNING MILEAGE –  35 to 75 mi, custom tailored to your ability level

CAMPERS – 12 to 24

CREW – 6 to 9

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COLORADO RUNNING RANCH LodgeS - Amenities

- Serene, cozy and modern accommodations in our two custom built CRR lodges. Click here to take a virtual tour

- Delicious organic, locally sourced meals. Open kitchen + unlimited gels, bars, snacks, hydration. CRR will offer LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) menu options. For more on CRR Cuisine click here.

- On-property fresh running mountain creek for natural ice baths post-run

- Trail running film festival featuring the best trail running shorts & craft beer from local Durango breweries

- Game room with pool table, movies, board & video games. High-speed wi-fi also available.

- Fun water activities (paddle boarding, inner tubing) offered at nearby Lemon Lake and Animas River + Yoga for Runners with certified Yoga instructors on-site.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Get the full scoop on all camp info

LATEST UPDATES

KARL & JEFF have joined forces to combine their camps and co-host one bigger badder camp Aug 14-18th! 

You can now come and learn from them both at CRR during this time! 

We have limited spots remaining for this super-camp.


DATES

AUG 14-18, 2017


PRICING

Early Bird Special - Now through March 31, 2017 - $1200

REGULAR REGISTRATION - April 1 - June 1, 2017 - $1350

LATE REGISTRATION - June 2 - Aug 13, 2017 - $1500

 

Camp Fee Includes: 

- Lodging at the Colorado Running Ranch + all amenities

- Transportation to/from DRO Airport

- Guided trail runs on different trails each day, with a variety of distances, terrains, and altitudes

- Seminars with Jeff on critical ultra running subjects: running technique, mental preparation for ultra races, proper training, and race day nutrition, hydration, recovery techniques + all the knowledge you need for safe and sustainable ultra running training

- Amazing swag bags with CRR & brand name trail running gear

- Extra activities between runs: paddle-boarding and inner tubing at Lemon Lake, yoga for runners, trail running film festival evening

- Transportation throughout the week to/from the ranch for all runs and activities

- All organic meals from lunch on Day 1 to dinner on Day 5

- Open kitchen, unlimited snacks, hydration, gels and protein bars 

- Photography + cinematic video of your running experience by the CRR Film Team


FAQs

WHAT FITNESS LEVEL SHOULD I BE AT PRIOR TO CAMP? 

All runners are welcome. We have staff that can offer on-trail guidance and navigation to all abilities. As a general recommendation to ensure you get the most out of camp and can experience the trails and views we'd love you to see, your weekly mileage prior to camp should be at minimum 40 miles/week. 

HOW FAR AND HOW HARD WILL BE RUNNING?

This will depend on your current fitness level as well as acclimatization to high altitude. We will be covering between 40 to 60 miles of backcountry trail running in our 5 days together. Advanced runners may request higher mileage and can be assigned a mountain guide of similar fitness to run with if you'd like to get more mileage in. Pace will be self-selected. Bronco Billy & Karl Meltzer will cycle between different paced groups so you will always have friends to run with on the trails of a similar fitness level. 

WHAT GEAR SHOULD I BRING? WHAT GEAR WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ME?

High-quality trail running shoes are a must. Be sure to also bring your preferred hydration system (water packs, water bottles etc). Mountain weather can be highly variable especially at high elevations so be sure to bring a light rain jacket and warm clothes for the evening hang-outs. We will provide all activity specific gear (yoga mats etc). We will also provide all on-trail first aid, nutrition snacks, gels, energy chews and hydration choices of various kinds. Email us if you have any specific requests!

HOW IS TRANSPORTATION HANDLED? DO I NEED TO RENT A CAR?

All you have to do is get yourself to Durango, CO. We'll take care of the rest. We have CRR 4x4 SUVs to transport us to all camp trail heads and activities. We will also pick you up at Durango's airport (DRO) when you arrive and get you back to the airport for your departure. If you'd like to drive to Colorado Running Ranch, we do provide ample parking for all vehicles.

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET TO COLORADO RUNNING RANCH?

CRR is located in beautiful Durango, CO. If driving, for directions, use Google Maps and search 'Colorado Running Ranch'.

If flying, the easiest way is to fly directly into Durango airport (DRO). For cheaper flights, fly into either Phoenix (PHX), Denver (DEN) or Albuquerque (ABQ) International airports rent a car and drive. For those who fly into Durango (DRO), Colorado Running Ranch has a shuttle service to pick you up at the airport.

I have specific food allergies or dietary preferences. Will my dietary needs be able to be met while at camp?

We will meet any and all dietary restrictions and preferences. After registering for the camp, you will receive a camper welcome packet + a survey that will have a section on it where you may let us know your exact dietary requirements. Due to Jeff Browning's focus on OFM (Optimized Fat Metabolism), the menu will feature LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat), Primal/Paleo menu options and Jeff will share the emerging science on fat adaptation with regard to diet and lifestyle. 

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ITINERARY

DAY 1

MORNING
Arrive CRR! Welcome to the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

AFTERNOON
Shake Out Run in the aspen forests above CRR. Lunge Radius Warm-Up

EVENING
Dinner + Introduction & free time at the Ranch. S'mores, Music, Bonfire

 

DAY 2 

MORNING
Breakfast. Quick Clinic: Running Form Clinic. Yoga for Runners session also available.

EARLY AFTERNOON
Day 2 - Trail Adventure @ Handies Peak. Summit a Colorado 14'er. Dowhill and Uphill Running Technique Clinic. Late Lunch back at CRR. 

LATE AFTERNOON         Quick Clinic: Bronco's Power Pack Strength Workout (Bodyweight functional fitness routine)

EVENING
CRR BBQ + Evening Featured Clinic: OFM (Optimized Fat Metabolism) Explained & Demystified

DAY 3

MORNING
Breakfast. Nutrition Clinic: Raceday Nutrition Strategies 

AFTERNOON
Experience the magic of Silverton. We will explore gorgeous trails at 12,000 to 14,000 ft elevation. Snacks and light lunch at trailhead. Quick Clinic: Stretching routines for busy schedules

EVENING
Dinner + Evening Featured Clinic: Advanced Raceday Nutrition, Mental Game and Gear Strategies.  Trail Running Film Festival - we will be screening the worlds top trail running films and docs + enjoying local craft beers. Pool table + bonfire will be going as well.

 

DAYS 4&5

MORNING                           Day 4 - Breakfast. Early Start - All Day Trail Adventure Run @ secret location! Boxed Lunch on the trail midday. 

Day 5 - Breakfast. Morning, easy group run.

AFTERNOON / EVENING
Day 4 - All Day Trail Adventure Run continued. Rest and Relaxation + Dinner at CRR in the evening.

Day 5 - Pack up & Depart CRR. 

 

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