Nipika Mountain Resort Offers Mindful Running Retreat


Nipika Mountain Resort, a year-round eco-resort nestled in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains, has partnered with mindful running coach Elinor Fish to add a Mindful Running Retreat, May 12 -15, 2016, to its roster of Resort Adventure Weeks.

The Nipika Mountain Resort Mindful Running Retreat offers runners of all experience levels the techniques and tools to safely run trails while learning how to prevent running-related injuries, optimize nutrition, running gait and training habits. 

Participants also learn how to:

  • Use natural running form to run more efficiently and improve endurance
  • Adapt their running style to the trails
  • Run faster and longer while avoiding injury
  • Keep running no matter how busy/hectic their schedule
  • Recover better and have more energy all day long
  • Reduce stress and improve health through mindful running

The Nipika Mountain Resort Mindful Running Retreat is open to men and women of all running experience levels. During the daily runs (with options ranging from 5K to 15K), participants can run at their own pace with the support of local guides.

The package includes catered meals and lodging in Nipika Mountain Resort’s luxurious log eco-cabins.

Retreat Leaders:

Elinor Fish, mindful running coach, Run Wild Retreats
Elinor is the former editor of Trail Runner magazine, founder of Run Wild Retreats and designer of the Mindful Running Training System who teaches mindful running around the world.

Pate Neumann, ACMG-certified hiking guide, Nipika Mountain Lodge
Pate is an avid outdoorsman, guide and Nordic skier from Caledon, Ontario.As a running guide and coach, he supports retreat participants while on the trails.

Lyle Wilson,owner/operator, Nipika Mountain Lodge
Lyle has as a lifetime of leadership in sport and outdoor recreation. His background includes two Olympic Games as a coach with the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team and much more.

 Mindful Running Coach Elinor Fish will lead the retreat at Nipika Mountain Resort.

Mindful Running Coach Elinor Fish will lead the retreat at Nipika Mountain Resort.

The retreat package, including coaching, wellness workshops, lodging at Nipika Mountain Resort and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday brunch is $950 CDN (plus tax), and can be booked by visiting or calling 1-800-647-4525. Space is limited.

Runners also have the option of booking a day retreat, including a group training run, Wellness Workshop, group coaching and lunch. This page is $495 CDN (plus tax). Learn more at: