Women's Running Retreat: McKenzie Mtn. Track & Trail
October 20-21, 2012
Imagine a Getaway Weekend with All the Things You Love ...
Like running in beautiful places, laughing with women, sipping wine and enjoying good food
and getting a full night's sleep! Let go, relax, have fun and treat yourself to this all-women's running retreat designed for all levels of runners. Whether you are a beginning runner or a seasoned racer, running is part of who we are and we want to celebrate that with you. As busy moms, businesswomen, partners and wives, we wear as many hats as we have reasons for running. Take a break, rejuvenate and connect with other gals who "get it!"
Want to run injury free? - you'll get to ask our coaches anything & get one-on-one attention
Are you a runner mom? - then you need a getaway!
Want to become a better runner? - expert coaching will give you tips to get you to the next level
Ready for a little wine, run, food, fun? - then join us for a FUN weekend!
Your Weekend Retreat Highlights, Schedule & What's Included
Your Track & Trail Women's Retreat starts Saturday, October
20th at 9:00am with check in and ends on Sunday, the 21st at 1:00pm.
The fun includes...
- A fresh-air getaway with like-spirited women runners!
- Learning with our amazing coaches through group & personal instruction
- Honing skills with cardio, track and running workouts that can enhance & improve your running at any level
- A guided scenic run at the gorgeous McKenzie River Trail (all levels)
- Stretch class for runners
- Free time to relax, explore the nearby nature, grab a nap, make new friends
- Two days and one night at McKenzie River Mountain Resort Cabins
- Group lunch and dinner Saturday, light breakfast and brunch on Sunday
A wine and cheese reception with an "ask the coaches ANYTHING" session!
Snacks, goodies & giveaways!
(Travel to and from the retreat is not included in the cost.)
A World Class Track Awaits You!
If you haven't seen the track in Blue River, you just wait! The surface of the track is just a step belowthe prized
Hayward Field at a cost of over $250,000. This incredible
world class track is available for us to run and play on all weekend! Your coaches will lead you in a fun cardio-combo workout Saturday on the track designed for every level of running. Get tips on running form, dynamic warm ups, stretching, cross-training and workouts.
Gorgeous Trails Are Calling You!
McKenzie Mountain Resort is located next to the translucent cobalt waters of the Blue River (so
named because the rocks in the riverbed give the river is unique blue
tint). About 300 yards away the Blue River merges with the awe
inspiring McKenzie River, known for its stunning beauty. The McKenzie River Trail sports lush 300-year-old old growth forests
andlava fields, alongside gorgeous lakes.
Mizuno Running Shoe Giveaway
Surprises and giveaways are included in your weekend!
Each of your guest cabins come with a basket of treats while our
generous footwear partners at Mizuno Running
will adorn a lucky winner with a pair of top-of-the-line running shoes.
Your Cozy Cabins in the Woods
Relax in comfort in one of McKenzie's 4 remodeled cabins nestled in the trees at the riverside resort. Each have multiple bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, fully stocked kitchens, and dishwashers, all decorated in lodge and Western American cabin style.
We'll share group time and meals in one of the resort's conference rooms that includes WiFi. If weather permits, there's an outside fire ring for sharing stories and river paths nearby for exploring.
Meet Your Coaches
Your coaches, Cathie Twomey Bellamy and Denise Thomas-Morrow, will lead
you in fun workouts on a world-class track set in the lush forests of
Blue River. Our other playground will be a guided run on the winding
McKenzie Trail that sports old growth forests along the McKenzie River.
In between, you'll have time to soak up the fresh air, chill out in your
cozy cabin and load up on pearls of wisdom from our coaches in our
intimate evening program. Read more about your coaches below.
A native of eastern Oregon, Denise graduated from the University of
Oregon in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in dance. She then moved to New
York, to study at the Alvin Ailey Dance School and at Steps on Broadway.
Her performance was aggressive and impressive. When not dancing on
stage, she was instructing aerobics at Molly Fox Studio and Crunch,
another fitness studio in Manhattan. She pioneered Double Funk, a cardio
intense workout set to funk music.
Her intense dedication to dance and aerobics - and the resulting
stress on her body - eventually led to her revelation that it's not just
important to move, but to move with awareness. She discovered the
Alexander Technique and began to reeducate her body. After three years
of studying the Alexander Technique while working at Crunch, she opened
her own business. She is an active participant in medical studies examining the impact of
movement and stretching on people with chronic illnesses. Her interests
include youth fitness, developing recreational to professional athletes,
workers in offices and production facilities, and seniors with movement
Her goal: To help people find a balanced path to health and happiness
through a variety of physical activities and to educate them on staying
fit without injury. Learn more about Denise and her business Let's Move in Eugene
Cathie Twomey Bellamy
Cathie was an All-American runner at the University of Minnesota. She is a
charter member of the UofM women's Hall of Fame and has been inducted
into the Minnesota state Hall of Fame.
Qualifying for four Olympic Trials and a veteran of three U.S. Track
& Field Olympic Trials finals, Twomey Bellamy was a founding member
of Athletics West, a post-collegiate Nike athletics team. Running for
Nike throughout her professional career, she was ranked in the Top 10 in
the U.S. on the track in at least one event from 1980-82 and 1984-88,
won the indoor national championship in the mile and set the world best
at 20 kilometers in 1982, was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S.
team in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1984 and was a
member of the U.S. marathon team in the IAAF Outdoor World Championships
In 14 years of coaching at Marist High School, through the spring of
2008, Twomey Bellamy was the head cross country coach for boys and girls
and co-head track and field coach. Her tenure covered numerous team and
individual championships in each sport at both the district and state
levels, including three OSAA State Track and Field team titles.
Returning to the high school ranks for the Sheldon Irish in the spring
of 2011, class 6A individual state titles were earned for her athletes
in the boys 3000m and the girls 800m.
Currently, Cathie is the coach of The Eugene Running Club
. The club is for adult runners of all abilities who wish to achieve personal
running goals in a team-like, group setting, under the guidance of a
Costs, Deposits & Payment Policies
$295 total cost
We encourage you to register with a friend--or even two or three--to
share your cabin with. If you don't register with a
friend, we'll carefully pair you with a gal with similar interests based
on our registration questionnaire that we'll send you 3 weeks prior to retreat start.
How to start your retreat
We want you to have a fabulous time. And that time starts now, with the sign up process. We'll help you every step of the way.
- To confirm your spot, you can register online.
- We'll send you a confirmation
email and, later, a questionnaire email so we can learn more about
you, your interests, running and fitness experience and what your goals
are for the retreat. This will help us create the best experience for
all of our guests and to pair you with another fabulous runner gal for
your accommodations. (If you are registering with a friend, just let us
know their name and we'll room you together.)
- Feel free to email or call us (541-968-1362) with any questions about the retreat.
- We'll check in with you by phone or personal email a week or two
before the retreat to make sure all your questions are answered.
The $100 deposit is non-refundable (if you registered early, before Oct 10)
A full refund, less deposit, will be given with at least 60 days notice
50% of the total, less deposit, will be given with 59-31 days notice
No refund will be given with 30 days or less notice
We're sorry, but there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy
We reserve the right to cancel any retreat with less than minimum guest
registration, in which case all money paid to Run Momma Run will be
refunded. Run Momma Run is not responsible for any personal expenses,
such as air fare, due to changes in schedules. Travel costs to and from
the retreat site are not included except for travel from retreat site to
trail head. We want to make sure all your questions are answered, so feel free to contact us
by email or phone at 541-968-1362.