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Camp Chaski Phoenix
Winter Sunshine Retreat
(Trail Rac
e Edition)

There’s no better place for some winter sunshine and trails than Arizona -- and this time, we’re partnering with Aravaipa and including (optional!) race entry for all participants. Run on beautiful desert trails, learn from our world-class coaching staff, and finish the day relaxing by the pool!

Choose your challenge 

$1,170 - $1,500

Trail and road runners of all abilities are welcome for this 4-day retreat!


  • Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights

  • Price:

    • $940  (Chaski Athlete Price)

    • $1,260 (Standard Price)

    • $265 single supplement (if you want your own room)

  • Difficulty: Choose your challenge!

  • Group Size: 8-16

  • Camp Leaders: 2-4 certified coaches and on-site Physical Therapist  trip-leaders (available 24/7) 

  • Who should come? Any trail or road runner aged 13-70* or fan of the sport who enjoys being active outdoors**


  • * Contact us if you’re over 70 and interested in coming or want to bring someone under 13.

  • ** Is this trip only for runners? Or only for trail runners? Nope! We’re going to talk a LOT about running, meet some amazing runners, and (obviously) have the opportunity to do a lot of running; but, if you’re just a fan of endurance sport or just getting into running from another sport, you’ll still get a ton out of this weekend! And yes, road runners are welcome, too! Our runs will be on non-technical trails and there’s always the option to opt for a road run instead of a trail run!

Camp Chaski Flagstaff - Pipeline Trail

Trip Overview

Get ready for a long weekend jam-packed with running adventures, inspiring and enlightening workshops, and evenings of hilarity and relaxation in warm and sunny Phoenix, Arizona.


Phoenix is known not only for year-round sunshine and exceptionally pleasant temperatures in winter and spring, it’s also home to world class trails both in and around the city. What better way to escape the end of a long winter than run across spectacular mountains, flanked by saguaro cactuses, with your 15 new best friends?


Our four-day retreat will include guided daily running options for both trail and road runners, strength and mobility classes, interactive talks on mental performance, nutrition, and more, as well as meet and greets with professional athletes. You’ll get to explore some spectacular desert trails and head home with the knowledge and experience to take your training to a new level.


A special addition to this year’s retreat is our partnership w/ the Mesquite Canyon Trail Races, a series of spectacular trail-runs with distances from 5 miles to 50 miles -- something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a fun romp through the desert or want to push yourself on an ultra race effort, there’s something for everyone to look forward to on Saturday!


Finally, we’ll say “see you next time” as we wrap camp up w/ a Sunday morning shakeout and brunch before you head home with all the knowledge and fitness you’ve gained from your retreat.

Did you know?

You may think of Arizona as all sand and cactus, but Phoenix is the largest U.S. city which also serves as a state capital.


Okay, so, what do I get?

With your payment, you get:

  • 24 hour support and access from your trip leaders on-the-ground and USA-based support crew

  • Private transportation from the moment you arrive in Phoenix until the end of your trip

  • Local, high-end and high-quality food, three meals per day on full days (plus dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 4)

  • 3 nights lodging (shared rooms, with optional private rooms available)

  • Guided runs and hikes during the entire trip, regardless of your level

  • Daily workout classes, Q&As, and seminars on strength training, biomechanics, nutrition, and more

  • Meet and greet with local professional athletes and/or coaches

  • All entry fees associated with group activities (race entry, National Parks, museums, etc.)

  • Help from your leaders to organize any free time activities/excursions

  • Support from Chaski staff ahead of your trip including training advice, packing lists, and more

  • Chaski merch item of your choice - up to $50 value

  • 50% discount on Full Year of Chaski Community Membership - $100 value

  • Discounts on future Chaski Programs and partner brands

What else do I have to pay for?

  • Flights and travel to Flagstaff, Arizona 

  • Visa charges (for international travelers), overweight baggage fees

  • Personal travel insurance (recommended) 

  • Personal souvenirs

  • Activities outside the groups’ itinerary

  • Tips for your drivers, leaders, or anyone else outside of restaurants

  • Alcoholic drinks and food/drinks outside of meals

  • Single occupancy (i.e. if you’d like a room to yourself or for you and your partner), $165 extra for private house room or $300 for private hotel room

  • Optional 4th night of lodging if you’d like to depart on the morning of day 5.

  • Optional add-ons to the trip, like the Grand Canyon Adventure (see below)

Extend Your Adventure
Optional Add-ons

Got a little more time? I mean, you’ve come this far already!

Flagstaff (and the surrounding area) has tons to offer and while Camp Chaski will be fully packed with awesome runs and sight-seeing, there's only so much we can cover in 4 days.

We highly recommend you stick around for a trip to the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Sedona, Black Canyon, or any of the other amazing natural wonders in Northern Arizona.

Chaski is more than happy to help you figure out what to do with your extra time and can even pair you with a professional guide/coach if you're interested.

Please contact us with any questions or for any help with planning your trip!

Camp Chaski Flagstaff Add-ons

Did you know?

Flagstaff has been called the "Iten of America" (Iten being Iten, Kenya, home and training base of countless Kenyan distance running stars. Thanks to the incredible running routes and community of high level and amateur athletes, it seems Flag has earned this nick-name.

Note: We’ll try to stick as closely as possible to this schedule but exact running routes and masterclasses/seminars may have to move things slightly due to weather and scheduling.

Day 1 - Welcome to Flag!


Today is the day you’ll arrive in Flagstaff! Meet your leaders at your group’s home-base before heading out on your first run through the spectacular ponderosa pines, followed by a short mobility session. We’ll have a welcome dinner for the group and our first evening seminar Masterclass on mental performance from Chaski’s own Tyler Andrews. 


Sleep: Chaski Flagstaff Retreat Center

Meals: Dinner

Max Altitude: 7,000 ft

Run: 30-60 min easy run, trail or dirt roads

Workout: Short mobility session

Learn: Mental performance with Tyler Andrews


Day 2 - Immerse yourself.


We’ll get up and, after breakfast, head out for our daily training session, with options for a “fartlek” speed workout or a hills workout at the spectacular Buffalo Park -- both sessions are great  for our trail and road athletes alike! After the run, we’ll enjoy a group strength session, focusing on functional training specific to runners and targeting areas where runners often experience weakness and injury. Back home, we’ll have a group lunch before an afternoon masterclass on biomechanics and strength training for injury prevention, building off our morning session. We’ll have time for an optional afternoon shakeout run before a group dinner and evening second masterclass on nutrition and fueling.


Sleep: Chaski Flagstaff Retreat Center

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Altitude: 7,000 ft

Run: Fartlek or hill session, 4-10+ miles, Buffalo Park.

Workout: Functional strength training for injury prevention

Learn: Biomechanics and injury prevention and/or (2) Nutrition and fueling 


Day 3 - Long run day!


It’s everyone’s favorite day! Our road runners will head out to the famous A1 loop (various distances on rolling dirt-roads from 14-21+ miles) while our trail runners will head to the spectacular Mt Elden Loop (various distances on mostly single-track from 8-20+ miles with 2300 ft+ of vert). We’ll meet back at our “Casa Chaski” home base for a great recovery meal. In the afternoon, we'll run through Chaski's Yoga for Runners routine, with a focus on recovery and balance -- don’t worry if you’ve never done yoga before! Finally, we’ll wrap up our last full day with a masterclass on goal-setting and motivation, led by several Chaski coaches, just the inspiration you need on your last night in Flag.


Sleep: Chaski Flagstaff Retreat Center

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Altitude: 7,000 - 9300 ft

Run: 8-20+ miles dirt roads (A1 Loop) or trail (Elden Loop)

Workout: Yoga for runners

Learn: Goal setting and motivation, varied Chaski Coaches


Day 4 - One last run and see you next time!


In the morning, we’ll have a last early run on soft surfaces to shake-out the legs before your travel home. Before leaving, we’ll have a wrap-up session, including a review of everything we’ve gone over and how to stay in touch after you get home. Finally, say goodbye to your trip-mates and leaders and hit the road, feeling fitter and more knowledgeable than ever before.


Sleep: At home!

Meals: Breakfast

Max Altitude: 7,000 ft

Run: 30-40 min easy run, trail or dirt roads

Learn: Wrap-up and review


You’ve got Questions.

Did you know?

Northern Arizona is not only home to the Grand Canyon, but also to Arizona's highest mountain, Mt. Humphreys.

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