The Northwest Women’s Running Retreat 2019

August 2 - 4, 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. We also work with Ruth Perkins of Perkins Coaching to learn about important strength routines for runners.

At this year’s retreat we will also be offering opportunities for beginner group rides around the island for those interested in learning more about cycling. We will also be offering a restorative yoga session.

And, maybe most importantly, there will a lot of time devoted to 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 our retreat on our Facebook page here.

Also, a HUGE thank you to our magical sponsors for 2018's retreat, Perkins Coaching, BrooksProShield Insurance and Strategic Living!

The Details

Where we stay

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 run

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

We will have the chance to hear from local athletes and experts in the Northwest community. Our lineup for 2019 will also include yoga and opportunities to work with massage therapist, Martha Buldain. The full schedule is TBD, but more info to come!

Cancellation Policy

Any time before May: All but $50 back

May 1- 31st: All but $100 back

June 1 - June 30: $50 back

July 1st and on: No refunds

*If you can find a replacement to take your spot, we can issue you a full refund.

Financial Assistance

It is our mission that everyone interested in joining for our retreat is able to attend. Student pricing, as well as full and partial financial assistance options are available. To learn more, please reach out to


Please reach out to Drea Garvue at

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