Carmel Running Retreat


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Lake Tahoe

Tahoe – Perhaps the Perfect Summer Running Camp Area

2019 dates: July 25-August 1 and July 26-28

The friendly 2019 presenters may include Joe Henderson (Marathon & Beyond), Dr. Gary Moran (Physiology and Strength Training), Dr. David Hannaford (podiatrist), Sister Marion Irvine, Carissa Bealert RDN, and Krista Bueb (Massage Therapist)

We stay at the beautiful and comfortable Squaw Valley Lodge. Lodge amenities include indoor and outdoor hot tubs, swimming, tennis, sauna and fitness room. Week camp begins Thursday, July 25th.  The weekend camp begins Friday, July 26th. Both camps begin with an easy run to get acquainted. Both camps end after breakfast on the last day.  Each morning begins with a run or walk in a different nearby location. Breakfast is followed by clinics by Jeff and his guests. Seminar topics include Running Injury Free, Nutrition, Speed work, Goal setting, Shoe selection, Pool running, and Running form / analysis. Feel free to ask questions, and even request a topic to be discussed.

After lunch, you may shop, sightsee, sun by the pool, or join the group for a scenic hike, T-shirt swap, bike ride, river raft ride, etc. The group (~40) gathers again in the evenings for dinner onsite or at one of the nearby restaurants and after-dinner relaxing.

Lake Tahoe 2019 Retreat – Non Refundable Deposit

You will be emailed a registration form after your depoist is received.


When do the running camps begin and end?

Both the week and weekend camps begin at 5 p.m. with a get- acquainted run. Week camp ends after breakfast on the following Thursday, and weekend camp ends after breakfast on Sunday. Check out time is 11 a.m.

What does the fee include?

Your fee includes lodging at Squaw Valley Lodge, all meals for the weekend, or all meals for the week except Friday, Sunday and Tuesday dinners.  Airfare and airport transportation fees are not included.

How much does it cost?

Early Bird Prices – good now through January 31st, 2019
Early Bird Weekend – $704 double per person, $868 single
Early Bird Week – $1794 double per person, $2340 single


After February 1st, 2019
Weekend – $754 double per person, $914 single
Full Week – $1884 double per person, $2430 single


After January 31st, Tahoe alums should email Susan for the alumni discount.

How many people attend?

The trend may change from year to year, but generally there are 35-40 campers during the week and 20-25 during the weekend. We have runners of all ages and speeds!

Are non-running spouses and family welcome at the retreats?

Absolutely! The Squaw Valley/ Lake Tahoe area has so much to offer vacationers. Your non-running spouse/family will have many activities to choose from while you are attending the Camp Seminars. You would pay the single rate for Camp, and your spouse/family would pay only for meals if they choose to eat with the Campers.

Do I need to rent a car?

You do not need a car, as airport shuttles run on the hour from the Reno Airport to Squaw Valley. Shuttle fees are approximately $60 each way. If you want to be able to explore the Lake area, you will often find that you can rent a car for the week less expensively than riding the shuttle each way. Squaw Valley also has trolley service into Tahoe City.

What are the accommodations like at the Lodge?

All rooms are Deluxe Studios, which offer a full kitchen. There is a queen bed and a queen sofa bed. If you opt for a double with a roommate, please note that there is one bed and one sofa bed.

What is a typical day at camp?

In general, each day follows a similar format: 6 a.m. run, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m.- 12 noon seminars, 12 noon lunch, 1 p.m. hike, or free time to sun, swim, shop, etc.  Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the evening is free after dinner.

How far do we run each day?

We have a 6 a.m. run each morning in a different location in the Valley or around the Lake. Some runs are on trails, some on asphalt. Generally, we run out 30 minutes and back 30 minutes to be back in time for a quick shower and breakfast. All runs are out and back, and you can go as long or as short as you like.

What is the food like?

Our food is all catered by the award winning North Tahoe Catering. All meals are served at the Lodge. The food is delicious and healthy (except desserts!), and there is a vegetarian option at all meals.

Are shops/restaurants within walking distance?

Yes, the Village at Squaw Valley is within a stone’s throw from the Lodge and includes a general store, specialty shops and 5 or 6 restaurants (Starbucks too!). High Camp with ice skating, bungee jumping, hiking and dining is a tram ride up the mountain from the Lodge.

What is the weather like in July?

The mornings are cool-usually in the 40’s. A long-sleeved shirt is usually all you need for the morning runs. Afternoon temps are usually high 60’s-mid 70’s, and a sweater would be appropriate for the cool evenings.

Is there free time?

Yes, there is free time in the afternoons and after dinner. And, all runs, seminars, and hikes are optional. The Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe area offers hiking, biking (road or mountain), golf, river rafting, shopping and dinner cruises on Lake Tahoe, to name a few options.


Questions? Contact Susan Kolbinsky at Tahoe Alumni please contact Susan for Alumni discount.


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