Blue Ridge Relay & Retreat
September 7-11, 2023
Rolling Lunch 12PM
Shakeout Run 2PM
Meet & Mingle 6PM
Thursday will be spent settling in and getting to know each other. We'll go for an easy run to kick off the weekend then head back to the house for a little mingling, a beautiful dinner and a restful night. We have a BIG weekend ahead of us and need all that precious sleep!
Relay START 8AM
Lunch on the road 1PM
Dinner on the road 6:30PM
We'll start the Blue Ridge Relay Friday morning!! We'll be on the road in support vans or running for the next 24ish hours. Be prepared for delicious picnic meals, road snacks, carpool karaoke, storytelling, and plenty of laughter! We'll be rolling out legs, taping up sore muscles, and cheering on our crew!
Breakfast on the road 7AM
Relay finish! 10AM (ish)
Recovery Lunch 12PM
Evening recovery yoga 5:00PM
Celebration Dinner 6:30PM
We'll roll into Saturday, finishing out our big relay! Once we're down, we'll fill our bellies with a huge recovery lunch and will head back to the retreat house for yoga and an evening of celebrations!
Morning Meditation 10AM
We'll start Sunday nice and easy with a full breakfast and morning meditation seminar. After some solo reflection time we'll have a nutritious lunch and follow that up with some beautiful outdoor yoga for runners lead by certified yoga instructor. It'll then be time to say our goodbyes as we take up all of the goodness from the weekend and head out!
All meals will be provided for the weekend! We will be using all local produce and whole foods to provide the most wholesome nutrition possible. For those interested in plant based eating, we will be doing a unique focus on those options throughout the weekend. All meals will be prepared in a demonstration setting by Lauren, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, for you to learn the preparation and cooking techniques if interested.
Our fall 2022 Blue Ridge Relay & Retreat was so great, WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN!
This will include the 208 mile relay along the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Grayson Highlands to Asheville, NC. We'll have a team of 12 female runners who will have three segments a piece, totaling 16-20 miles per person. As you run along the parkway, the rest of the team will be cheering you along from the support vans! This will be an unbelieve experience, making lasting memories and friendships as you push yourself along the miles.
Our retreat house will be located just outside ASHEVILLE, NC so that we can experience everything the city has to offer with our pre-race festivities! You can expect beautiful views, cozy beds, and hot tub for post race soaking. We'll be feeding you all the delicious and nutrition meals and snacks, at the house and along the road during the relay. You'll just need to pack your running gear and go get'em attitude!