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ZAP Endurance Running Vacations

Come Run at ZAP in 2020 – Registration Now Open!

 

 

Running Vacation FAQs

All your food and lodging are included with the price. Not included in the price are the optional massage or chiropractic work. If you would like a single room there is an additional $150 charge that can be selected during registration as long as the single rooms are available. During select weeks we will do an additional excursion, for example zip lining or a river float. Any optional activities and associated costs will be presented upon registration as add-ons. We also provide an airport shuttle service for those who will be flying into camp at an additional charge or $75 each way, and we make every effort to combine pickups and drop-offs so the cost can be shared.

Your $300 deposit is non-refundable and will reserve your place in camp. If you choose to pay the full amount and cancel before May 1, 2020 we will refund the amount paid in excess of the $300 deposit less the registration and processing fees ($5.60 4.57% of the amount paid). You will be invoiced for any remaining balance due on April 15, 2020. Any remaining balance must be paid in full by May 1, 2020 or your registration will be cancelled. After May 1, 2020 the full payment is non-refundable.

We have a sample schedule available under the description for each week or weekend on the Running Vacation page.

No, we do have a small number of single rooms available for an additional cost of $150. However, the single rooms will share a bathroom with an adjoining room of 2 beds. All of the rooms are setup as suites where two rooms share a bathroom. All of the rooms except our singles have 2 beds in them. We will make sure that a male/female couple has a private bathroom.

We are located just outside of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. However, our physical address is 9560 Blackberry Rd. Lenoir, NC 28645.

The closest, and typically most affordable airport, is Charlotte Douglas International airport. It is located approximately 1hr 45min drive from ZAP. Greensboro, Asheville, and Bristol (TN) are also located approximately 2 hours away.

This is the biggest concern for most people, and we cannot emphasize this enough – we have all abilities attend every session. We have everyone from true beginners who run/walk to those who qualify for Boston every year and everything in between. All of the runs are at your own pace and there is absolutely no speed requirement to come, learn and enjoy some fantastic runs.

We have everyone from runners in the early to mid-20’s to their mid to upper 70’s. Our average age is upper 40’s.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at: zapendurance@gmail.com or call 828-295-6196

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2020 Running Vacations

 

June 25-28 Summer Kick-Off Weekend

Cost: Until Dec 31, $850
         After Dec 31, $875

Guest Speaker: Carrie Tollefson

What better way to kick off your summer than with a running vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains? This weekend getaway is a blend of beautiful daily runs along with world-class instruction designed to improve your running whether you’re a true beginner or a more experienced runner. Our daily runs of 3-7 miles each are designed for runners of all ages and abilities. Throughout the weekend we will discuss training for events from the 5k to the marathon, including valuable information on nutrition, strength training, running form, the mental side, as well as give you an individualized video analysis and more. Kick off your summer running the right way!

 

Camp Check In Thursday between 1-3:00, Check Out Sunday 10:00am

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July 5-10 Bear Week

Cost: Until Dec 31, $1,200
         After Dec 31, $1,275

Guest Speaker: Bart Yasso

This week’s of running vacation will give you plenty of opportunities for some new, fun and challenging running experiences. In addition to our normal camp week, Thursday night you will have the opportunity to run The Bear 5 Mile Road Race, which starts in Linville, NC and ascends over 1500 feet to the top of Grandfather Mountain. This is a race you will never forget. (Race entry is an additional $35).  You’ll also have an opportunity to go Zip Lining through the canopy of the High Country with Sky Valley Zip Tours. Each morning we’ll go for a run, have time to soak your legs in the cool mountain stream on site before enjoying a gourmet lunch prepared by our talented in house Chef. The afternoons will include our comprehensive running education as well as time to relax and enjoy the serenity of the mountains.

Camp Check In Sunday between 1:00-3:00 p.m., Check Out Friday 10:00am

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September 17-20 Half Marathon & Marathon Weekend

Cost: Until Dec 31, $850
         After Dec 31, $875

Guest Speaker: Kim Jones & Jon Sinclair

Looking to make the most of your training or simply learn more about how to best approach the half or full? This weekend in September is another opportunity to kick off or put the final touches on your fall half marathon or full marathon training. In addition, for first timers, this weekend is an excellent introduction to these unique distances. In this 4 day running vacation we will answer all your questions from nutrition to mileage as well as share some tips on how to mentally and physically prepare yourself in the final weeks before the big day.

Camp Check In Thursday between 1-3:00, Check Out Sunday 10:00am

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July 13-18 Blue Ridge Running Vacation

Cost: Until Dec 31, $1,200
         After Dec 31, $1,275

Guest Speaker: Greg McMillan

Retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains to relax, enjoy your running being the focus of your days, and explore all the high country has to offer this week. This week is perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike with daily runs catered to all levels as well as plenty of time to relax in the mountains while escaping the summer heat. We will touch on all aspects of training, including nutrition, strength training, running form, the mental side, as well as give you an individualized video analysis. Additionally, you will be treated to a relaxing tubing excursion down the scenic South Fork of the New River. Our goal with this week, as with all of our running vacations, is to create an informative and truly unique running experience.

 

Camp Check In Monday between 1-3:00, Check Out Saturday 10:00am

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Aug 2-7 Marathon Week

Cost: Until Dec 31, $1,200
         After Dec 31, $1,275

Guest Speaker: Bill Rodgers

Planning on a fall marathon? Whether it is your 1st or your 10th this is the perfect  camp for you. Be it New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Twin Cities, Hartford, Steamtown, or the Berlin Marathon this running vacation is designed to help you set up your fall training and put you on the right track for a great marathon experience. In our full marathon week we will answer all your marathon related questions from nutrition to mileage and you’ll have the opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats in Bill Rodgers. In addition to our daily runs and thorough training seminars you’ll have plenty of time to relax, explore the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock and get to know both our staff and fellow attendees.  

 

Camp Check In Sunday between 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Check Out Friday 10:00am

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