RUN EPIC MOUNTAINS
WITH JEFF BROWNING &
Get 5 breathtaking days with world class ultrarunners Jeff Browning & Krissy Moehl 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 1-5, 2019
PATAGONIA & ULTIMATE DIRECTION Team Trail Runner, Pro Ultrarunner, Endurance Coach, UTMB & HARDROCK 100 Champion
Colorado Running Ranch is a premiere high altitude distance running CENTER BASED IN Durango, CO.
The Ranch, designed by ultra-marathoner Marco Zuniga, reflects a deep love of the mountains & a sensibility for the importance of true rest and recovery iN PURSUIT OF PEAK PERFORMANCE.
CRR works with runners by offering trail running camps & hosting COLLEGIATE & HIGH SCHOOL XC + TRACK TEAMS
Some groups lead their own camps on our grounds with minimal guidance from us. Others work closely with us to plan a custom training camp based on their team's specific altitude training goals. We also cater to individuals' training goals.
Our team of mountain guides provide access to 250+ continuous miles of single track trail, 150+ miles of wide trail, quiet country road loops, lake loops, high desert dirt roads and 14,000ft peaks all within close proximity.
2019 CAMP DETAILS
GET THE FULL SCOOP
AUG 1-5, 2019
Early Bird Holiday Special - Now through Jan 1, 2019 - 10% Off
REGULAR REGISTRATION - $2250
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 & Krissy 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
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 4 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 & Krissy Moehl 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS CRR FOR?
The Colorado Running Ranch is open to runners of all distances. We specifically cater to trail runners and ultramarathoners but have also provided a training base for a wide range of runners from H.S. XC teams thru to 10,000 meter pro specialists.
WHEN ARE YOUR NEXT TRAIL RUNNING CAMPS?
How much do CRR’s programs cost?
Pricing differs per camp.
$ - Accommodations only - Use of Ranch facilities only
$$ - Accommodations + Guided Mountain Access - CRR guides take your group on daily trail runs + provide snacks and hydration
$$$ - All of the Above + CRR catered meals for your entire stay - CRR partners with several chefs in Durango to prepare custom meals for your team's requirements
***Special Requests are always welcome*** - some include: point to point pick-ups and guided trips across the San Juan Mountains. No request is too much. Feel free to ask!
WHERE IS CRR?
Durango’s airport (DRO) is a 35-minute drive from CRR, with multiple daily flights from Denver and Phoenix International airports. DRO provides rental car access to Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National. All rental companies rent Economy models up to 15 passenger vans. CRR offers suitable parking space for up to 15 vans and cars if you choose to drive.
WHY TRAIN AT ALTITUDE?
Physiological studies on endurance running and altitude training suggest a 28 day acclimatization period for significant endurance boosts, as well as support for the "live high, train low" approach to altitude training. CRR is located at 8,000' elevation, the sweet spot for a living area while altitude training. Access to 5,000' elevation for high intensity workouts is less than 1 hour away. To learn more about maximization of running performance through altitude training, click here.
Does CRR provide trail guides on trail runs?
Yes. You will be accompanied by a CRR running guide with deep knowledge of the area’s trails on all runs if you select that service as part of your reservation package. You can learn more about our founding team and mountain guides here.
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