Hillbillies Trail Camp

Hillbillies 2017 Trail Camp 

March 2-5, 2017

Hillbillies Trail Camp v3.0

You know what they say, right?  Third time’s a charm.  Hillbillies Trail Camp is back for the third installment and we’ve got some great stuff planned for this year’s event. 

We are going to be running some of the best trails in the entire PNW.  Seriously, Moran State Park has some of the most wonderful single-track trail in Washington.  We will provide clearly marked routes that will allow you to explore the island’s best offerings without having to plan your own routes.  Plus, you’ll have seasoned trail runner Brian Morrison leading you over the mountains and through the hills.  And, and, and….Ethan Newberry (aka the Ginger Runner) will be joining us as this year’s guest athlete.  Ethan is a passionate trail runner with an incredible sense of humor.  He’s a blogger, podcaster, film maker, trail runner, husband, doggy dad, comedian, and all around great dude. 

Guest coaches will include Dan Auld and Caroline Austin.  Dan is Chris’ twin, so it’s almost like having Chris back at camp, or was that Dan last year?  That’s the beauty of identical twins.  You may never know.  Caroline really brings the coaching chops to camp.  She’s a steeplechaser turned ultrarunner who has won just about everything she’s entered over the past year.  She brings a wealth of knowledge about strength and conditioning, and she’ll be leading you through some pretty tough, fun, and totally beneficial strength and flexibility classes. 

If it ain’t broke…Michele Kastle will be joining us again to provide delicious food.  It’s crazy to think about, but everyone’s favorite part of trail camp is the food.  And really it’s no wonder given how gifted Michele is at preparing nourishing, delicious meals.  There are a lot of amazing aspects to this camp, but seriously, everyone’s favorite component of the past two years has been the meals, so we won’t be messing around with that.

We will have some great brands on board for this year’s event too.  You’ll have the opportunity to demo shoes, packs, massage tools, and nutrition. 

Still need more of a visual? Check out our 2016 photo album.

Preliminary Itinerary

Arrive Thursday afternoon/evening
Check in: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm-7:00 pm
Night Run 7:00 pm-7:45 pm
Campfire Social 8:00 pm-bedtime

Core/Stretching Session 7:00 am -7:45 am
Breakfast & Gear Expo 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Form Clinic w/ Dan 9:15 am - 10:00 am
Morning Run 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Principles of training (periodization, nutrition, and recovery) 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Afternoon Run 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Self Massage Clinic 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hillbillies Happy Hour - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Ethan Talk and A Decade On film screening 7:30 pm 

Strength Training w/Caroline 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast & Gear Expo 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Uphill/Downhill Clinic 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Run 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Run 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stretching Session 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hillbillies Happy Hour 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Ethan and Movie 7:30 pm

Core Class 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Run 8:45 am - 10:45 am
Snack and Pack  

The Nitty Gritty
- Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6, 2016
- Take the 3:05 pm ferry from Anacortes (or earlier)
- Camp Moran State on Orcas Island
- Camp Price is $450
-  You can Register Online or register in-store to save on the processing fees. 

Included with Hillbillies Trail Camp
- 3 nights of lodging and all meals are covered 
- Hillbillies swag
- Chance to feel like a kid again 

- Shared bunk housing with heating, electricity, and attached restrooms and showers
- Beds and mattresses are provided; you'll bring your own bedding, sleeping pads, & pillow 

- Camp Moran is on Orcas Island, in the beautiful San Juan Islands
- Orcas Island is a one hour ferry ride from Anacortes, WA
- Anacortes, WA is a one and a half hour drive from Seattle, WA 
- We will facilitate carpools among the campers 

Given our need to secure commitments from other facilities and service providers for this camp, we can offer a 50% refund up until February 1, 2017. After February 1, 2017, we are unable to offer refunds.


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Program Start: March 2-5, 2017
Program Fee: $450 for trail camp, 3 nights, accommodations, food, and swag
Description: This camp is geared toward all levels from aspiring trail runner to seasoned ultra running veteran. We don’t want this in any way to be or to feel exclusive, but you’ll enjoy everything camp has to offer if you’re comfortable being on your feet for two hours or more at a time. There are no speed requirements, nor are there really any distance requirements, but you’ll definitely be able to maximize your camp experience if you’re comfortable on the move for a couple of hours at a time.
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