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Winter Sunshine Retreat

Camp Chaski Phoenix


Winter Sunshine Retreat

(Trail Race 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 

$940 - $1,260

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)

  • Race  Option:

Your trip fee includes entry to any of the Aravaipa Mesquite  Canyon Trail Races. Distances of 8K (5 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles / 21.1km), 30K (18.6 miles), 50K (31.1 miles), 80K (50 miles)

Note: You do NOT need to race or run “all out”! Feel free to use the race

as a fun and beautiful supported run or go “full send” and see what 

you can do.

  • 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!


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?

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 Phoenix, 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!

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

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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