2023 Run Fast Eat Slow Retreats

NY Times Best-Selling Cookbook Author, Elyse Kopecky, invites you to join team Run Fast Eat Slow for a memorable week of trail running, outdoor adventures, nourishment, and community. Rise, Run and Relax in stunning destinations from Oregon to Alaska to France. Every retreat features tranquil accommodations, top-notch culinary experiences, nutrition talks or cooking classes, yoga and meditation, incredible views, and more.

We’ve carefully planned and scouted our 2023 retreat destinations with an experienced team to offer you a vacation where all you need to do is show up ready to run. Each retreat features different activities and locations, so find the one that best suits your needs. Nourish yourself with laughter, delicious food, fresh air, and mountain miles.

We keep our group size small to around 20 guests to allow for maximum connection and to accommodate all running levels (on the trails we break into smaller groups with experienced mountain guides). Run Fast Eat Slow Retreats sell out fast. To be the first to know when registration opens, click on the link below to show you’re interested. Keep scrolling to read more info on each retreat.

2023 Dates and Locations

May 17th – 21st Bend Oregon, Tumalo Lake Lodge Women’s Trail Running, Yoga, & Culinary Retreat

July 13th – 18th Cordova Alaska, Historic Lodge on Orca Inlet Couples Trail Running and Culinary Retreat

July 20th – 25th Moose Pass, Alaska Women’s Trail Running and Adventure Retreat

August 19th – 25th Chamonix, France Women’s Alpine Trail Running Retreat

Oct 4th – 8th Bend Oregon Tumalo Lake Lodge Women’s Trail Running, Yoga & Culinary Retreat

On a budget?

Find a friend to travel with! We will offer shared room rates at a discount.
Please let us know in advance if you are traveling with a friend so we can make sure you both get in.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL OUR TEAM.

For Bend Retreats, email Jackie retreats@runfasteatslow.com

For Alaska Retreats, email Kim ascend@runalaskatrails.com

For Chamonix Retreat, email Stephanie stephanie@runthealps.com


May 17th – 21st Bend Oregon, Tumalo Lake Lodge
Women’s Trail Running, Yoga, & Culinary Retreat

5 days, 4 nights

Rise and Run with Elyse Kopecky in her hometown. Scenic trails, luxury cabins, forested 640-acre private property, hands-on cooking class with Elyse, free-time to truly unwind and relax (sauna, spa, massage, journaling, all surrounded by nature).


This retreat includes:


• Adventurous trail running for all levels, 8 to 12-mile guided runs (option to add on)
• Trail running excursion to renowned Smith Rock State Park
• Yoga and Meditation with Elyse’s favorite Bend teacher
• Healthy, local, organic cuisine (we can accommodate any dietary needs)
• Hands-on Cooking Class with Elyse
• Journaling Workshop
• Fireside Chats and Community
• Trails: Deschutes River, Deschutes National Forest, Tumalo Falls, Smith Rock, snow-capped mountain views.

$3,695 - Private Deluxe King, Ensuite Bath
$3,495 - Private Deluxe Queen, Ensuite Bath
$2,895 - Shared Deluxe Room, Ensuite Bath (5 king, 1 twin beds)


July 13th – 18th Cordova Alaska, Historic Lodge on Orca
Inlet // Couples Trail Running and Culinary Retreat

6 days, 5 nights

Escape with Elyse and her husband to a remote fishing village for a memorable week jam- packed with adventure and free-time to (re)connect and unwind. This retreat is ideal for stressed parents craving an adventurous getaway where all they do is show-up and every detail is planned.


This retreat includes:


• Trail running and/or hiking in scenic seaside Cordova
• Exploring the icy waters and crystal blue caves of Sheridan Glacier by kayak
• Salmon fishing and chance to learn about ocean sustainability from local experts
• Seafood tastings with family producers including fish, oysters, and kelp
• Salmon Jam Festival (optional Salmon Run 5k/10k/half), concerts al fresco and local food
• Wild Harvest Dinner featuring traditional foods of the region
• Native plant medicine and self-care workshop for athletes
• Small boat harbor tour and “dock walk” with a commercial fisherman
• Nutrition talk with Elyse
• Chance to celebrate your special occasion under the Midnight Sun

$7995 per couple/2 guests (includes chance to take home up to 100 lbs of wild Alaskan salmon)

Cordova is located on the majestic Prince William Sound at the mouth of the Copper River. Known the world over for its abundant and prized salmon, the Copper River drains one of the most pristine watersheds in North America, encompassing over 26,000 square miles.

Our host is the award-winning Orca Adventure Lodge , at the site of an historic seafood cannery on Orca Inlet. The cozy and rustic lodge features a restaurant and coffee shop, and guests can kayak from shore or just kick back and watch for jumping salmon.

A bush community off the road system, Cordova is only accessible by plane or boat. Guests must book air travel from ANC to CDV on Alaska Airlines Flight 66 on July 13th and CDV to ANC on Flight 61 July 18th upon registration. Be sure to check out Alaska Airlines Companion Fares (buy one get the second for $99!).


July 20th – 25th Moose Pass, Alaska
Women’s Trail Running and Adventure Retreat

6 days, 5 nights

Join Elyse and your new gal pals to run, explore, and enjoy the best the Kenai Peninsula has to offer. This retreat is perfect for women looking to step out of their daily routine. Come enjoy a sense of community with runners from across the country, while experiencing a stunning section of Alaska. Mornings will be spent on trails and afternoons experiencing big Alaska adventures; evenings will see us relaxing around the lake with new friends.


This retreat includes:


• Running in mountains, by salmon-filled rivers, and on the historic Iditarod Trail
• River rafting turquoise waters of the Kenai River, into its National Wildlife Refuge
• Private ½-day cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park for glacier and wildlife viewing
• Training session with the ultimate (4-legged) trail runners at a pro racing kennel
• Welcome yoga and stretch session with guided meditation
• Scenic train ride and short shakeout run to Spencer Glacier
• Unlimited paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking onsite
• Fireside chats and s’mores on the shores of Summit Lake
• Delicious and healthy #riseandrun meals with local, Alaskan twists
• A nutrition talk with Elyse

$5195 for a private lakefront cabin with king bed
$4895 for a private wooded cabin with king bed
$3995 for a shared mountain view cabin with 2 queen beds

Our host is the historic and luxurious Summit Lake Lodge in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Nestled on a 250-acre lake in the Chugach National Forest, the lodge was built in the 1950’s as a roadhouse while the Seward Highway was being constructed. Today the lodge features in-house dining, a micro-lounge, and an onsite coffee cafe. Our group will be the only guests present at Summit Lake Lodge, celebrating everything summer under the Midnight Sun.

Guests must arrive and meet for group pick-up at 8:30am local time, July 20th, at Courtyard Anchorage Airport . Shuttle will return guests to Anchorage International Airport at 9:30am on July 25th; additional drop off points (guests’ choice in the ANC area) from 9:30am - 11:00am.


August 19th – 25th Chamonix, France
Women’s Alpine Trail Running Retreat

7 days, 6 nights

Rise and Run with Elyse in the Alps! For this retreat we’ve partnered with expert tour company, Run the Alps, for an unforgettable mountain experience, top notch trail guides, delicious local cuisine, luxury chalets, a day trip excursion to Courmayeur, Italy, and an overnight adventure at a high alpine hut with glacier views.


This retreat includes:


• High alpine adventures for trail runners (all levels encouraged but trail running experience is recommended)
• Overnight at high elevation hut with glacier views
• Run excursion above Courmayeur (Italy), afternoon at the historic Pré St Didier Spa
• Unwind at our luxury chalets (sauna, hot tub, outdoor dining, views, centrally located)
• Nutrition talk with Elyse (fueling for long distance adventures)
• Farm tour, cheese maker and more excursions
• Special guest appearance, training advice for trails, marathons, and more
• Healthy, fresh vegetarian cuisine balanced with indulgent French culinary experiences
• Local wine and beer tastings

$4,495 Double Occupancy (14 available)
$5,395 Single Occupancy (6 available)

More about Chamonix and Run the Alps
With nearly 20 different trail races taking place each year and hundreds of kilometers of trails, Chamonix is the world’s home for trail running. We’ll explore the sporty valley scene with trail runners, climbers and parasailing pilots coming and going at all hours. On the trail, we’ll climb to high alpine paths, and stop at authentic mountain refuges along the way for cafe au lait and freshly baked tarte myrtille (blueberry pie). The valley’s extensive lift system allows us to ease into the mountain terrain, if desired.

While Chamonix is a lively mountain town and the historic home to alpinism, Courmayeur presents a wonderful respite, with ancient cobblestone streets and a friendly, low-key vibe. The thermal baths at historic Pré St Didier Spa is the perfect way to recover, relax and unwind after summiting a few peaks.

Run the Alps was founded by a passionate team of US trail runners who love sharing the unique Alps trail running scene.


Oct 4th – 8th Bend Oregon Tumalo Lake Lodge
Women’s Trail Running, Yoga & Culinary Retreat

5 days, 4 nights

Rise and Run with Elyse Kopecky in her hometown. Scenic trails, luxury cabins, forested 640-acre private property, hands-on cooking class with Elyse, free-time to truly unwind and relax (sauna, spa, massage, journaling, all surrounded by nature).


This retreat includes:


• Adventurous trail running for all levels, 8 to 12-mile guided runs (option to add on)
• Adventurous high alpine and river trail running, 6 to 20-mile guided runs
• Trail running excursion to Cascade Lakes/Deschutes National Forest/Three Sisters area
• Yoga and Meditation
• Healthy, local, organic cuisine (we can accommodate all dietary needs)
• Hands-on Cooking Class with Elyse
• Journaling Workshop
• Paddle Boarding
• Fireside Chats and Community
• Trails: Deschutes River, Deschutes National Forest, Tumalo Falls, and Cascade Lakes/Three Sisters Wilderness

Registration for Oct opens in Feb. Prices are being finalized, but are similar to the May retreat.
$3,695 - Private Deluxe King, Ensuite Bath
$3,495 - Private Deluxe Queen, Ensuite Bath
$2,895 - Shared Deluxe Room, Ensuite Bath (5 king, 1 twin beds)


More about Tumalo Lake Lodge
Four beautifully appointed luxury cabins and a brand-new Lodge (featuring a huge open kitchen) overlook private Tumalo Lake. Each cabin is a high-end masterpiece of craftsmanship. Huge windows in every room provide a tree-house sensation with amazing views of nature in every direction. Large wrap-around decks, private hot tubs, and comfortable Adirondack rockers allow for relaxing in the fresh air while taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings and views. Lodge guests can enjoy the new Spa Trail (hot tub and sauna in the woods). Located 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon near breathtaking Tumalo Falls, and uniquely situated on a 640-acre private parcel of forested land and surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, the property offers unlimited trails with outdoor activity right out your door, and easy access to Bend’s wonderful restaurants, galleries, brewpubs, and shopping.

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