Top Running Holidays Coming Your Way in 2024

Do you love to run? Maybe you are new to the sport and are trying to figure out how to start running every day or maybe you are the next Courtney Dauwalter or Jim Walmsley in the making. Whatever your level, there is no better way to take your passion on the road, than to join a running tour. These tours are perfect for solo travelers and allow you to meet new people, stay fit and immerse yourself in the local culture. They allow you to explore some of the best running destinations in the world and see new places in a whole new way. They challenge yourself to run faster, harder and longer with a great community around you.

Here are 10 amazing running trips coming your way in 2024 that you won't want to miss.

9-Day Running Adventure in Japan

Run through history and diverse landscapes as we explore peaceful autumnal forests, quiet bamboo groves, and reflections of Mount Fuji in the calm surface of Lake Kawaguchi. Marvel at magnificent shrines and temples that are intricately carved and colorfully painted.

Fill your heart with memories, your eyes with wonder, and your belly with delicious food! Travel to Nikko, Mt Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Fushimi and Osaka on this truly spectacular 9-Day Running Tour.

Cinque Terre Running Adventure in La Spezia, Italy

The cluster of five quaint coastal villages that line the Ligurian coast in the northwest of Italy are collectively known as ‘Cinque Terre,’ meaning ‘five lands.’ The region’s dramatic coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Cinque Terre Running Adventure in Italy will take you through the five villages - Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore - running up and over steep slopes and cliffs, around secluded bays, and past old churches and ancient monasteries. All internal expenses and services are included in the tour price; you just need to get yourself to Italy’s northwest coast.

10-Day Costa Rica Run + Adventure Camp

Join the team for an off the beaten path Costa Rican Running Adventure! We have teamed up with the Pacuare Outdoor Center to offer this magical 10- day trip that includes running, hiking, rafting, cultural immersion and so much more!

You've never experienced Costa Rica like this. Our POC partners are expert local guides, passionate about helping our runners discover the real Costa Rican flavor through true adventure and world-class accommodations paired with delicious and healthy authentic cuisine. You will be traveling with coaches that know and love running in these amazing locales.

The week is designed to help you become a stronger and more confident runner and to experience the culture along the way. Run and hike through virgin rain forests, beneath towering volcanoes, and remote landscapes that make up the small villages and towns that dot the countryside.

9-Day Running Adventure in Patagonia

Daily trail runs through glacier fields and along rushing rivers challenge your inner explorer to dig deep and use all the senses to take it in.
With no planning on your end, the morning trail runs roll into afternoons of high adventure and laid-back cultural excursions. Discover what this 9-Day Running Adventure has in store for you in Patagonia.

This trip has everything from a volcanic run to a jog through sand dunes. You won't want to miss it.

Extraordinary Albania Trail Run

Albania is without question one of Europe’s hidden wonders. Ancient Roman history rubs shoulders with some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery you can imagine. Waterfalls and ‘Blue Eye’ pools, charming mountain villages, a Mediterranean climate, delicious food, and empty trails await.

Spend four core days running among the mountains and valleys of the alps, traversing the high peaks which run the natural border between Albania and neighboring Montenegro.

You’ll experience running on empty trails as well as lush alpine meadows and waterfalls, with impromptu stops to bathe in natural hot springs. Stay in cozy mountain lodges and enjoy delicious Albanian cuisine and wine along the way on this Extraordinary Albania Trail Run.

Bhutan Mindful Women's Running Retreat 2024

Geared for female runners, this incredible Bhutan Mindful Woman's Running Retreat is a popular one. 

 You'll explore the world's only country that is ruled by happiness-centric policies and fosters a culture of heart-swelling kindness. As you run through the velvet-green valleys of this remote Himalayan kingdom, share paths with yak herders, hear the droning chants of monks residing in cliffside monasteries and inhale crisp mountain air tinged with incense.

Bhutan is the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” where colorful prayer flags and flowering alpine meadows inspire spiritual renewal. Over 10 spirit-enriching days, you’ll run and trek through tidy rice paddy terraces, rural villages and picturesque blue-pine forests and sleep in Himalayan valleys peppered with sacred sites. 

Much more than a running retreat, this is an immersion in a culture that embodies mindful living and measures wealth in terms of Gross National Happiness. You'll do yoga with a local teacher, meditate with Buddhist monks, relax in a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath, try your hand at the national sport of archery and learn to cook traditional delicacies with a Bhutanese chef.

Tour Du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France

One of our most popular runs, the Tour de Mont Blanc in Chamonix is an 8-day tour. 

You will run over 100 miles, climb 9,000m, pass through 3 countries and achieve the running challenge of a lifetimeFamous for the UTMB race, the route circumnavigates the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, passing by its 71 glaciers and 400 summits.

The TMB is truly, the ultimate running adventure and provides memories to last a lifetime. It’s a perfect way to escape every day life and find true freedom on the trails. You will run through chocolate box villages, alpine meadows and high mountain passes and experience breath taking views of Mont Blanc. Guided, with all your logistics taken care of, you'll be able to truly enjoy this amazing experience.

Lavaredo: The Ultimate Trail

This jaw-dropper threads its way through ethereal scenery, every corner brings something bigger and more magnificent to take in.
You'll be based for the duration in the gorgeous mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Its location is supreme being centrally located with a wonderful buzz and excitement about the place as visitors peel off in different directions for the Dolomites.

Over the week, this trail follows the famous Lavaredo Ultra Trail a 120km route with some 19,000ft to climb. Your guides have broken this down into manageable chunks covering approx. 24km a day to maximize your travel experience. Each day you’ll return to Cortina to relax and rest.

9-Day Running Adventure in New Zealand

Known for its dramatic landscape, New Zealand is unsurprisingly home to some world-famous hiking. From pristine lake routes to turquoise beaches and rugged alpine mountains, there's something here for every thrill seeker. Enjoy a variety of runs on this epic 9-Day Running Adventure through New Zealand including the Abel Tasman Coast Track Run, the Brunner (Moana) Peninsula Run, the Cape Foulwind Walkway Run and more.

With headlining features, this trip will be one for the record books. Built for you, be the first to know when we've finished crafting the perfect trip of dramatic adventure and cultural indulgence. Seriously, you won't want to miss this.

The Eiger: Trails Of Grindelwald in Switzerland

Marvellous Grindlewald is arguably one of the finest valleys in the world, embedded with dramatic mountain scenery, charming Swiss culture, and endless trails to explore. The valley also just happens to be host to one of the most notorious mountains in the world - the mighty Eiger and its infamous North Face.

Grindlewald is where you will be based for the entire trip, staying in a cozy alpine hotel that overlooks the Eiger directly from your bedroom window.

Each day on this Grindlewald Running Tour you’ll trail run a selection of inspiring routes, leveraging free local transport, as well as cable cars that will take you up high into the mountains to explore.

Experience running trails through lush alpine meadows and waterfalls, glacial gorges, rushing rivers, and mighty mountains. What's not to love?

In the End

Whether you're looking for a challenging mountain run or a relaxing trail run, we have something for everyone. From the iconic trails of the Alps to the rainforests of Costa Rica there's no shortage of amazing running destinations across the globe.

We've highlighted some of our top picks for running trips coming your way for 2024, and with so much to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect trip for your next running adventure.

If you're ready to start planning your running trip, please get in touch with us today or check out more of our running trips here, and we’ll be happy to send you further information. And if you are looking to prep for one of these trips--be sure to check out 30 of the best running tips of all time

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