Hillbillies Trail Camp 2016 is in the books! We had a blast and look forward to coming back in 2017. Let us know if you'd like to be notified once registration opens up. In the meantime, read below to learn what we offered in 2016 and will build upon for our 2017 Hillbillies Trail Camp!
We are thrilled to announce Hillbillies Trail Camp version 2.0! Last year’s event was a blast and we are so thankful for those that attended. We learned some things the last time around, and we are really upping our game for Spring ’16.
So you wanna’ know the deets? We are adding an extra night this time around, so that will give us one more full day of running, learning, and having fun. Camp will run from Thursday evening March 3rd to midday Sunday March 6th. Better yet, we are moving the location from one island to another. Camp will be held at Camp Moran on Orcas Island. Can I get a huge heck yeah?
Camp Moran will be bigger and better in a lot of ways. For one, we’ll now have a full kitchen to use for the entirety of the camp. Plus there are over 30 miles of trails to run within Moran State Park. From beautiful lakes to stunning views of the San Juan Islands from the top of Mt. Constitution, Camp Moran will offer an epic trail running experience.
You want more? Well we’ve got some more for you. Oh, Hal yes! The North Face is sponsoring Hillbillies Camp v 2.0 and they are sending Hal Koerner, also known as the Happiest Runner on Earth, to guest coach at the camp. You will have the opportunity to run alongside and pick the brain of one of the top trail runners in the world.
Michele is coming back too, so the food will be out of this world.
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 foot 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.
We are thrilled to offer this opportunity and we hope to see you in March!
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
- Cost: $450
- You can Register Online or register in-store to save on the processing fees.
- 3 nights of lodging and all meals are covered
- Hillbillies swag
- Copy of Hal Koerner's book, Field Guide to Ultrarunning
- Chance to feel like a kid again
- Shared bunk housing with attached restrooms and showers
- Beds and mattresses are provided; you'll bring your own bedding, sleeping pads, & pillow
* REFUND POLICY:
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, 2016. After February 1, 2016, we are unable to offer refunds.
Thursday, March 3rd
- Dinner and Welcome
- Night Trail Run
Friday, March 4th
- Yoga for Runners
- Morning Trail Run
- Clinic with Hal Koerner
- Afternoon Trail Run
- Campfire Social
Saturday, March 5th
- Morning Trail Run
- Afternoon Trail Run OR Free Time
- Trail Running Movie
Sunday, March 6th