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Women's Trail Running & Adventure Retreat

Join Elyse and your new gal pals to run, explore, and enjoy the best the Kenai Peninsula has to offer. This retreat is perfect for women looking to step out of their daily routine.


Come enjoy a sense of community with runners from across the country, while experiencing a stunning section of Alaska. Days will be spent on trails and only-in-Alaska adventures; evenings will see us relaxing around the lake with new friends.

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:

  • Running in mountains, by salmon-filled rivers, and on the historic Iditarod Trail

  • River rafting turquoise waters of the Kenai River, into its National Wildlife Refuge

  • Private ½-day cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park for glacier and wildlife viewing

  • Training session with the ultimate (4-legged) trailrunners at a pro racing kennel

  • Welcome yoga and stretch session with guided meditation

  • Scenic train ride and short shakeout run to Spencer Glacier

  • Unlimited paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking onsite

  • Fireside chats and s’mores on the shores of Summit Lake

  • Delicious and healthy #riseandrun meals with local, Alaskan twists

  • A nutrition talk with Elyse


Our host is the historic and luxurious Summit Lake Lodge in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula.
Nestled on a 250-acre lake in the Chugach National Forest, the lodge was built in the 1950’s as a roadhouse while the Seward Highway was being constructed.


Today the lodge features in-house dining, a micro-lounge, and an onsite coffee cafe. Our group will be the only guests present at Summit Lake Lodge, celebrating everything summer under the Midnight Sun.

Guests must arrive and meet for group pick-up at 8:30am local time, July 20th, at Courtyard
Anchorage Airport
. Shuttle will return guests to Anchorage International Airport at 9:30am on
July 25th; additional drop off points (guests’ choice in the ANC area) from 9:30am - 11:00am.


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

Prices are:

$5195 for a private lakefront cabin with king bed


$4895 for a private wooded cabin with king bed


$3995 for a shared cabin with 2 queen beds

A $1000 non-refundable deposit secures your space; the remaining balance is due in two equal payments on March 1 and May 1. 

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

and our registration page is HERE

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