Registration for 2018 is now open! Come join us for a wonderful weekend on Orcas Island!
To provide women of the Pacific Northwest across all ages who are passionate about running with the opportunity to come together and celebrate each other and all that encompasses a well-balanced running lifestyle.
About the Retreat
This retreat includes a weekend of running trails through Moran State Park and around Eastsound on Orcas Island, hearing from local experts in the running and health community, and enjoying R & R in beautiful surroundings with fellow runners and friends.
While hosted by Club Northwest, this event is open to women across all ages and ability levels who are passionate about running.
Check out pictures of 2017's retreat on our Facebook page here.
Friday, June 29- Sunday July 1, 2018
Where we will be staying
Golden Tree Hostel
We have booked the entire hostel for our retreat. There are a range of sleeping options available to meet everyone’s needs!
Address: 1159 N Beach Rd
Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: (360) 317-8693
- Linens and towels are provided
- There is a full kitchen with all the kitchen amenities you may need.
- There is a hot tub and sauna(!), plus a rec room with a pool table
- Parking is free and the lot holds up to 12-15 cars. There is also the option of overflow parking at a park about a quarter mile away from the hostel.
The Golden Tree Hostel is located in Eastsound. The Eastsound area includes a downtown area with shops and restaurants and is a 10 minute drive from Moran State Park. The hostel is also within walking distance to the local grocery store as well as Island Hoppin' Brewery.
The hostel features the following amenities: shared dorm room style lodging (all bed linens provided), hot tub, sauna, firepit, pool table, indoor common space and eating areas, covered bike storage if you come on your own bicycle, as well as several complimentary bikes for getting around the island. Free wifi, Fully equipped kitchen, outdoor kitchen, and bbq.
Where we will be running
Moran State Park Trails and around Eastsound. For those running trails, we will be starting from Mountain Lake trail head, which is about a 15-minute drive from Golden Tree Hostel. These trails are super well marked and offer many different options in length and difficulty depending on what everyone is interested doing. We will have multiple groups going different routes and distances.
We also recognize that trail running isn't for everyone and so we will also be offering road options through and around downtown Eastsound.
Activity leaders and Speakers
At our retreat, we will have the chance to hear from local athletes and experts in the Northwest community. Check out our lineup of speakers and activity leaders! Click the links for more information on each:
Our featured Speaker, Hannah Fields, has unfortunately had some personal health issues arise, prohibiting her from being able to speak at this year’s retreat due to ongoing daily treatment. She is very disappointed as she told us she was “looking forward to this retreat so much”, but we’re 100% supportive of her pursuit of wellness above all else and wish her the best during this difficult season.
Joanne will provide us with a self-defense session.
Meghan will provide us with an interactive nutrition session where we will learn about the best ways to make a well-balanced and nutritious meal that supports a runner's lifestyle.
Ruth will be taking us through prehab and rehab activities, and will lead a strength and conditioning session with movements and exercises meant to improve our form, strengthen our core and avoid injury.
Martha will be providing massage therapy treatments.
Getting to Orcas Island
Carpooling: We highly recommend carpooling with other attendees if possible. This makes for good company on the drive plus it makes the price of the ferry cheaper!
Planning for the Ferry: If you are planning to drive onto the ferry, reservations are HIGHLY recommended! You can do so here. However If you do not plan to bring a car, walk-ons do not typically require a reservation.
If you decide to walk on, there is a bus from the ferry terminal on Orcas Island that you can take into East Sound. You can find the schedule for that bus here.
Any time before April: All but $50 back
April 1- April 30: All but $100 back
May 1 - May 31: $50 back
June 1-June 29: No refunds
Please reach out to Drea Garvue at email@example.com