Gran Canaria

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Come join us in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands!


Registration

March 7-10, 2019. Register online here!

Registration Costs

$1125 Registration w/ Triple Shared Room
$1200Registration w/ Double Shared Room
$1400Registration w/ Single Private Room

**Register early to save!** All prices will increase $50 on January 14th and an additional $50 on February 11th.

Registration includes:

  1. Trail Running – Beautiful guided trail runs over iconic trails in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
  2. Mindfulness – Mindfulness Training and materials.
  3. Meals – Delicious, healthy meals are included in the registration fee.
  4. Event Transportation – Transportation from host hotel to events during the event weekend.
  5. Lodging at El Molino de Agua retreat hotel. Room type options with registration.

Participants need to provide:

  1. Travel to and from the host hotel in Gran Canaria for the retreat weekend.
  2. Preferred running snack and gels.

Gran Canaria Host Hotel Lodging

El Molino de Agua

Rustic-chic hotel in the mountains. This is a small hotel on a farm with simple yet cozy rooms. It is located in Fataga, 11 miles north of the beach city of Masapalomas.

Get away from daily routine and enjoy the nature at El Molino de Agua hotel. A unique natural environment with endemic flora surrounded by stunning geological formations of volcanic origin.

Reserve your room as part of your registration.


Travel

Book your flight into Gran Canaria airport (LPA) which is about a 45 minute drive to the host hotel, El Molino de Agua.

Here are some transportation options on the Gran Canaria Airport website including bus schedules and taxis.


Organizers

Run Mindful Retreats are put on by Professional Ultra Runner Timothy Olson, Krista Olson and Debbie Loomis to share the love they have for trail running, mindfulness, nature, travel and community. Read more about the Run Mindful Team here.


Schedules

Here is an example schedule from a prior year at our Boulder retreat. The final schedule will be emailed out to participants.


Trail Running Hikes

Beautiful trails around Gran Canaria! More info coming soon.


Cancellation Policy

All purchases are final and your registration cannot be cancelled or transferred. In the event that you are unable to attend, please email us. If we can fill your spot, we will refund your registration minus $150 administration fees.  No refunds will be given if canceled within two weeks of your registered retreat start date.

Event may be canceled if less than 12 participants. In the event the event is cancelled due to participation numbers you will receive a full refund of your Run Mindful Registration fees.

In the unlikely case of the camp being cancelled due to circumstances out of our control (natural disaster, etc) all fees will be refunded, minus $250 administrative fee.


FAQ

 1.  What ability of running / hiking is needed?

The retreat is directed towards runners and hikers of all ability levels. We will be running / hiking with opportunities for up to 1-5 hours each day. You will be able to shorten the routes to a level you are comfortable  with each day. The routes will be mostly trail, in the mountains with significant ascents and descents.

2.  I am not a fast runner will I be able to keep up with the pace?

Yes. We will have multiple group leaders and welcome hikers as well as all levels of runners.

3.  I’m not used to altitude and mountain running. Will I be able to attend your retreat.

Everyone is different in how they react to altitude. Gran Canaria has an altitude range between sea level up to 1,956 m (6,417 ft) at the Pico de las Nieves. You may have to slow down or hike to adjust to the altitude. We will have routes on varied terrains and allow our participants to pick the terrains they are most comfortable with. You will be doing a significant amount of climbing but will be hiking most of the climbs. At our previous retreats, most runners without mountain experience were a bit nervous but had no problem keeping up with their running group and enjoying the retreat.

4.  I’ve never meditated before and I’m not sure I am capable of sitting still. Is that okay?

Yes! This is an introductory guide to mindfulness and meditation.The mindfulness workshops will be open to participants with no experience of mindfulness.  It will be very approachable and hands on. For participant with mindfulness experience, it will be a great opportunity to grow your  mindfulness practice.

5.  What altitude will we be at?

Gran Canaria ranges between sea level up to 1,956 m (6,417 ft) at the Pico de las Nieves.

6.  Do I need to stay at the host hotel?

 No – but you will need to get yourself to and from Host Hotel for activities.

7.  Can you accommodate special dietary needs? 

Yes – we accommodate special dietary needs. When you register we have a question asking about your dietary needs.  You should state what your needs are.  For example:  Vegan, Paleo, No Dairy, etc. and we will provide the appropriate food for you.

Run Mindful Retreats is an event of Adventure Mindful, LLC.

Run Mindful is a part of Adventure Mindful and will be expanding into other outdoor activities in the near future.

Questions? Email us at runmindfulretreats@gmail.com.
Call or WhatsApp to +1.920.740.5231.