Destination races

Train for and complete a destination trail race with Life’s 2 Short Fitness!!

Join L2S and women trail runners as we train for and travel to beautiful destinations to participate in trail races twice a year.

Over 20 women went out to participate in the Moab Trail and full half marathon races, hiking and mountain biking in November.  View pictures from our grand weekend of adventure HERE

What is next?

ZION
April 11th-14th

Join L2S as we head west to the land of Zion.  Towering canyons, sweeping views, cliffs and desert scenery galore encompass this wondrous national park.
This will be a weekend of adventure with the option to train for and participate in one of the trail race distances: 1/2 marathon, 50k, 100k and 100 miler.   More about the races/register now HERE (these races are already almost sold out so sign up now!)

Not a runner?
L2S also has a group of women going out for a weekend of adventure!  Check out the details below.

Sample itinerary:

Friday:
6am: Group carpool leaves the Dinosaur lots
12pm: Arrive in Moab and grab lunch. Check into our hotel.
3pm: Fisher Towers hike to shake out our legs. This is an easy, 4.4 mile loop with scenery that looks like something out of the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
6pm:  Pick up our packets and then head to dinner where we will do a pre-race Q & A to talk about race strategy, expectations and nutrition.

Saturday:
RACE DAY!!
Meet early for a group warm-up, pictures and then run! Cheer on other L2S gals.  Those who want to go their own pace head off, otherwise we finish as a group!
Mountain Bikers:  We will have a 2-3 hour intermediate level ride + suggestions for longer rides in the area if you want to explore more.
Post race: Recover and relax.  Enjoy a stretching and foam rolling session, laccross balls and foam rollers provided.   Grab lunch on your own and if you have the energy, join a sunset hike + wine on the Delicate Arch trail.  A group dinner will be arranged after the hike.

Extra, extra!
If we have the time and energy there are 2 amazing events going on in Moab this weekend: the Celtic Festival and Folk Festival. Tons of live music, shows and more fun!

Sunday:
Sleep in, grab some breakfast, coffee and then off for a group mountain bike ride!  We will take beginner/ early intermediate trails that have sweeping views of the desert landscape, the Colorado river and iconic rock formations of the area.  This is a 3-4 hour ride that includes a shuttle.
We will go easy, take many breaks and lots of pictures!  Group lunch and then start heading back to Denver.

You are responsible for the cost of:
– Meals/drinks
– Race entry
– Gas (split with carpool members) OR Flight

This 3 day, 2 night excursion includes:
– 2 nights hotel + continental breakfast
– Group carpool setup
– Fun excursions and activities (2 guided hikes, 1-2 mnt bike rides, recommendations for other local hikes and activities)
– Mountain Bike rental and shuttle (if you need it)
– Pre-race strategy Q & A, post race recovery station
– Group tent to leave stuff during race and to hang out at after run
– Tons of pictures, new friends and the experience of a lifetime!

Lodging details: 

We are getting bulk discounted rates at the Quality Inn Suites
The hotel has great reviews/ranking and is right in downtown Moab near shops and restaurants, the Colorado river, trail access, and most importantly across the street from Moab Brewery.
Lodging rate includes hot and cold breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools/hot tub, a gorgeous patio as well as free high speed Wi-Fi!

 

Training:

Check out our local 6 week trail running training group where we meet at different trails twice a week to train for the race!!  In these coached sessions we will increase mileage weekly and practice work on hills, turnover and technical terrain.  Learn more here.

Mountain bikers, we also have a 6 week program with regular group rides and special skills clinics.  Learn more HERE.

Cost:
Will range between $200-400.  The total trip costs depends lodging arrangements and activities.
We can take up to 20 women so tell your friends, the more we have the cheaper it is for you!!
And there will be plenty to do if you are not planning on running the race- we can put together a separate itinerary for you.

A $150 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot MUST be made by September 25th (this allows us to pre-pay and book the hotels and transportation ahead of time for the best rates).   L2S members save $ on trip fees.
Pay the deposit now to save your spot!