5 Must-Do Trail-Running Camps - Page 3
3. Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp
- June 15-21, July 14-20 or August 9-15, 2014
- Juneau, AK
Runners take in a view of Alaskan peaks. Photo by Melanie Fitzgerald.
This camp in Juneau, Alaska, directed by Geoff Roes (winner, 2010 Western States 100-mile Endurance Run), is offering three sessions this summer to accommodate demand. For the past three years, trail-running enthusiasts have flocked to the Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp (AMUC) to explore the trails of the 49th state. “The views, the wildlife and the Alaskan culture are simply not possible to match in most other places,” says Roes. If he could describe the (AMUC) in three words, they would be: “big, wild adventure.”
There is a 12-person cap for each session, which keeps things intimate, and the $1,475 price tag covers local transportation, food—made from scratch with unprocessed, organic ingredients, when possible—lodging, and clothing and gear from camp sponsors.
For five days and six nights, participants will make their home at Jubilee Cabin. “It sits on the edge of [the] Pacific Ocean with amazing views and nearly constant marine wildlife sightings,” says Roes. “The open set up of the cabin’s interior really brings people together and gives us a space for a dozen people to be in close proximity for several days but not feel too crowded.”
It is recommended that participants are comfortable running a combined 20 hours over five days. “This camp might not be for everyone, but if you're adventure minded and love spending long days out in beautiful mountains and eating a lot of tasty food in the evenings then this will almost certainly be a good match for you,” says Roes.