Summer trail running camp comes to Vail
VAIL – Vail-based athlete and trainer, Ellen Miller, announces a new trail running camp for runners interested in learning and training in Vail. The Vail Trail Running Camp with Bart Yasso will take place July 18 to 21 and is open to participants of all ages and ability levels. Participants in the three-day camp will run on a variety of trails and terrain on Vail Mountain, and will be divided into groups according to ability, interest level and speed. A variety of terrain and distances will be offered for each day’s coached trail run. Yasso is the chief running officer of Runner’s World magazine and the author of “My Life on the Run.” He has completed more than 1,000 races, triathlons, biathlons and eco-challenges over the past 30 years. He has run a majority of American marathons and at least one on all seven continents. In 2007, he was inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.The other coaches for the Vail Trail Running Camp are Vail locals including Miller, a two-time climber of Mount Everest; endurance coach and professional triathlete Josiah Middaugh; coach and two-time member of the US Mountain Running Team Lisa Isom; and masters running coach Dawes Wilson. Registration for the Vail Trail Running Camp with Bart Yasso includes three nights’ accommodation at the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, breakfast at Terra Bistro each day, a welcome dinner, yoga for runners classes, nutrition sessions, a membership to the American Trail Running Association, coached trail runs each day with certified coaches, and educational sessions about topics such as heart rate monitor training, racing and gear. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Trail Action Group in Vail, which preserves and maintains the trails system in the area. The rate for the camp with accommodations at the Vail Mountain Lodge is $975. The rate for the camp only is $695. Participants in the three-day camp should possess a level of general fitness for beginning trail running. Participants should be able to run for a minimum of three miles at nine to 10-minute-per-mile pace on the road. For more information, please contact Ellen Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or register for the camp at http://www.imathlete.com.