DISCOVER THE MEANING OF JOY AS A METRIC OF RUNNING PERFORMANCE
Gain a new appreciation for what it truly means to be “empowered by running” by hearing Mira Rai’s story first hand and running alongside her through the villages and to sacred Buddhist monuments dotting the landscape
Join us for this rare opportunity to run explore Nepal’s extraordinary beauty and heritage from the perspective of an extraordinary young woman who went from being a child soldier to internationally recognized champion trail runner and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Even if you’ve never heard of Mira, you’ll be moved by her story of resilience and empowerment for young girls, which is why a portion of your retreat package fee is donated to the Mira Rai Initiative, a non-profit organization she founded to give girls better economic and social opportunities through running.
And don’t feel at all intimidated! You don’t have to be an ultra runner to do this retreat. We have group runs planned for 6 of the trip’s 10 days, with rest days interspersed throughout during which you can rest, do other activities or add more runs on your own. Our mindful group runs range from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the day, on a mix of dirt roads and trails (though not on high alpine or exposed terrain). Your retreat leader will brief you on what to expect so you can decide whether or not you want to join based on how you’re feeling. On the days we have only short runs or no group run planned, you can go for a hike, run on your own, do a yoga or meditation class, paddle on the lake, or other activities available. Some of the resorts we stay at offer Ayurvedic treatments or massages for an additional fee.
This mindfully designed retreat strikes the ideal balance between time on the trail with travel to different regions from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Explore historic sights of spiritual significance through which you’ll gain a deeper understanding of this place, its traditions and its people. The time you spend on and off the trail, engaging in the activities and practices that feed your soul open your potential for self-discovery and spark more joy, in running and in life.
|Thu 10 Oct 2024 (until Sat 19 Oct 2024)
|Running camps in Nepal, Training camps
|Run Wild Retreats