run eat retreat

Chiang Mai, Thailand

25/26/27 November 2022

Join us for a weekend of adventure, community and fun in Chiang Mai. 

Chiang Mai is home to some of Thailand’s highest mountains and is one of the best locations in Asia for trail running. It is the place Harry called home between 2014 and 2019, and where he first found his love of trail running. Thanks to its beautiful trails, warm winter temperatures and incredible food, it couldn’t be a more ideal location for our running camp. This will be the third edition of our Chiang Mai camp and we are so excited to share the experience with you.

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Run

Mountains & Trails

Run up mountain trails, past temples and through small villages.

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Eat

Food for Runners

Enjoy nutritious food both at our hotel and at a restaurant in the heart of Chiang Mai.

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Retreat

Relax & Recharge

Relax at our base located in a tranquil setting at the foot of the mountains.

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Learn

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Connect

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Train

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Recover

The camp will include three running sessions and a trail running crash course with elite trail runner and coach Harry Jones.

 

Harry has had a strong year of racing, winning Mozart Ultra (UTMB Series) and being selected to represent Team GB at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with runners of all abilities to help them work towards and achieve their own running goals. Find out more about Harry here.

 

Trail Running Sessions

 

22km, +/-1,400m

Runners will make their way up the mountain through forest trails, waterfalls, temples and giant banyan trees on the climb towards Doi Pui. From the summit we drop down along Doi Pui ridgeline and it’s incredible views, passing through a small village and finishing with a cooling dip in the waterfalls.

 

18km, +/-1,000m

Chiang Mai’s very own vertical K is developing somewhat of a legendary status among trail runners in the area, climbing 1,000m in under 7km. Don’t forget to check out the view of Doi Inthanon (Thailand’s highest mountain) in the distance when you stop to take a breather.

 

Optional:

Stair running session at Doi Kham, one of Chiang Mai’s beautiful mountain temples.

 

Ultra Trail Crash Course

 

Topics will include:

How to plan your training

Gear for trail runners and how to pack

Strength training for trail runners

Why nutrition matters

How to improve your climbing with poles

Q&A session - ask Harry anything

Optional:

Strength training session

program

how much?

15,000 THB / £355

Shared room (deluxe twin or double)

18,000 THB /£425

Private room (deluxe double)

faqs

What does the price include?

The price includes all activities outlined on the program, your accommodation, transport, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks

and water. You will only need to pay for your flights, airport transfer, travel insurance (recommended) and any personal sports nutrition that you need for the trail runs.

 

Am I good enough?

All running abilities are welcome, we only ask that you have prior experience of running on trails. Depending on our group size we will likely have two groups of runners with similar running ability, but should a runner be separated from the group we will also have guides on the trails. Both trails runs are out and back routes so that if anyone feels unable to complete the full distance they can turn back when the first group passes on the way back down the mountain.

How can I train for the running camp?

No specific training is necessary. But if you would like to develop your trail running fitness before the camp, Harry will be offering all camp guests a 25% discount on any of his coaching packages for a maximum of 8 weeks leading up to the camp. More information on the coaching packages can be found here.

 

Where will we stay?

You will be staying at a 4-star resort and spa in the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park and just a short drive away from Chiang Mai’s airport, city centre and trails. All rooms are air-conditioned and have an en-suite bathroom. The resort offers everything you need to relax during your 3-day stay, including an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering various massage options and treatments.

Where will we eat?

Breakfast and lunch will be eaten at the resort, while dinner each night will be enjoyed at one of Chiang Mai's many plant-based restaurants. Snacks and water will also be provided, but please bring with you any sports nutrition that you may need during the trail running sessions. If you have any allergies or specific food requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.

What do I need to bring for the runs?

You will need trail running shoes, running clothes, running hat, sun protection, a waterproof layer, a running backpack, water bottles and your own personal sports nutrition.

Can I enter Thailand? What are the COVID restrictions?

All travellers can enter Thailand with either proof of either a vaccine certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result. Vaccine certificate or PCR test result (within 72 hours) will be checked by airline staff at check-in and once again when you arrive in Thailand. For visa information please refer to your countries

How do I book / ask a question?

Please send us a message here or via the Run Eat Retreat Facebook page. If you would like to speak to someone in Thai please contact Trailway.

 

Is there a cancellation policy?

To secure your spot you can either pay in full or make a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% will be due by October 25th and no refunds will be possible after this date. The initial 50% deposit is non-refundable, however it can be put towards a spot at a future running camp providing you let us know by October 25th. If you have initially paid in full and need to cancel, we can offer a 50% refund up until October 25th or you can transfer your spot to a future running camp.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to send us a message.