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Couples Trail Running and Culinary Retreat

Escape with Elyse and her husband to a remote fishing village for a memorable week jam-packed with adventure and free time to (re)connect and unwind.


This retreat is ideal for busy couples craving a getaway where all they do is show up and every detail is planned.

The 6-day/5-night package includes lodging, ground transportation, all breakfasts and four dinners, guided runs, great snacks, and a variety of adventurous side excursions:

  • Adventurous trail running or hiking in scenic seaside Cordova

  • Exploring icy glacial waters and crystal blue caves by kayak

  • Salmon fishing: opportunity to bring home 50lbs/person


  • A chance to learn about ocean sustainability from local expert

  • Seafood tastings with family producers including oysters & kelp

  • Salmon Jam Festival: concerts al fresco and local food

  • Chance to register and race in the Salmon Run (5K, 10K, half)


  • Wild Harvest Dinner featuring traditional foods of the region

  • Native plant medicine and self-care workshop for athletes

  • Boat harbor tour and “dock walk” with a commercial fisherman

  • Nutrition talk with Elyse

  • Celebrating under the Midnight Sun with 18 hours of daylight

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Cordova is located on the majestic Prince William Sound at the mouth of the Copper River. Known the world over for its abundant and prized salmon, the Copper River drains one of the most pristine watersheds in North America, encompassing over 26,000 square miles.

Our host is the award-winning Orca Adventure Lodge, at the site of an historic seafood cannery on Orca Inlet. Our cozy lodge features a restaurant and coffee shop, and guests can kayak from shore or just kick back and watch for jumping salmon.

A bush community off the road system, Cordova is only accessible by plane or boat. Guests must book air travel from ANC to CDV on Alaska Airlines Flight 66 on July 13th and CDV to ANC on Flight 61 July 18th upon registration.


Be sure to check out Alaska Airlines Companion Fares (buy one get the second for $99!). 

Price is $7995 per couple

A $1000 non-refundable deposit secures space for each couple

All rooms feature views overlooking the ocean


Our registration, payment, and cancellation policies can be found HERE

and our registration page is HERE

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