Training Camps

The Experience:


Each day there will be training run scheduled that focuses on efficiency/economy, ascending and descending, proper intensity, strength running, and managing endurance on mountain trails. 

This will be the most structured training run of the day and will be performed as a group, but orchestrated so everyone is running and acheiving at their own level of ability.  

This is the time for you to challenge yourself without any pressure of keeping up or being held back by a group.  And, you might even find yourself teamed up in a fun Native American run game.


Eric’s gift as a coach is empowering the individual, and at the same time being able to challenge each individual in their own way based on their personal level of ability, goals, and improvement needs.

Every run will have a training component and a purposeful, group dynamic, using the incredible mountain terrain as the classroom of self-knowledge, run transformation, and mental strength. 

This coaching format also provides campers the opportunity to engage in questions, discussions, and team camaraderie,  which inevitably becomes the heart and soul of the camp and how the collective group empowers everyone.


The mountain’s were made to be explored and each day we will embark on a longer group run/hike.  This is where the magic of the mountains takes place, where the mind drifts to all things possible.  You can decide whether to bring your own bear spray, but Eric will decide on a run/hike format to accomplish an epic mountain running experience.  The emphasis here is to exploring one of the most beautiful places on the planet.


The purpose of exploring is ultimately discovering something from within that lives with your forever.  Yes, this means the unbelievable alpine peaks imbedded inside your minds eye and legs, but also the “feeling” that is created in your body that lights the fire to tackle your fears and do something you always dreamed of doing - to become an explorer of your running, of your goals, of what is possible. This is the natural gift from the mountain and the ultimate reward from this camp.

2015 Dates Coming Soon:

What you need to know:

This camp is designed for runners of all abilities who are looking to:

  • run their first ultra marathon  
  • improve their current ultra running potential
  • experience world class mountain running that will elevate what is possible 
  • learn the intricacies of trail running, effort management, strength running
  • improve trail skills, race strategy, and training
  • Learn how the body and mind work together to accomplish your goals 
  • live, breath running for 3 days and have an epic mountain adventure 

You must be able to run a minimum of 2-3 hours comfortably upon arriving to camp.  Please note that this is NOT a barefoot camp.  Rocks hurt, so this is not a time to experiment or think you are expected to come and prove yourself with the least minimal shoe you have.

Once you have registered, Eric will send you a Runner Profile form to help him get a better understand of your goals and run background, AND to help him better coach you within the group camp.

He will also send you a simple run test for you to perform prior to camp.  The purpose of this is to establish heart rate training zones that will be used as a guide during the camp.

All campers will be required to bring and wear their own heart rate monitors.

Camp will be limited to 10 runners, so don't wait.

For additional questions on the camp:

© 2014   Created by Eric Orton.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


Live Video