12-Day Running Adventure in Ecuador

12 Days, Multiple Departure

12-Day Running Adventure in Ecuador
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As we explore Ecuador, a small South American country with fascinating history, wildly diverse landscapes and sights that are second to none.

You will test your lungs as we follow in the footsteps of the Quechua, be delighted by the deep greens and array of other colors in the Amazon Rainforest and hopefully get joyful glimpses of the unique wildlife local to the Galápagos Islands like the giant land tortoises and blue-footed boobies.

From the Amazon to the Andes and the stunning natural beauty of the nearby Islands, this country is asking to be explored and we can't wait to show you around!Known for its diverse landscapes, colorful culture, and endless Spring on the equator, Ecuador is a South American country that should be added to your bucket list. It is home to many notable points of interest from the towering Andes Mountains that surround the sprawling capital city of Quito to the lush Amazon Rainforest and the active Cotopaxi volcano!

There is no shortage of impressive places to explore here and with great weather year-round, the trails will be temperate and perfect for trekking. 

Who Goes On A Trip?

Solo Travelers

You can arrive solo, but you're never alone. Surrounded by like-minded travelers, you just may find your new travel companion — and a new favorite hobby to boot!

Dating + Daring

You may be partners, but that doesn't mean you want the "typical" romantic getaway. You two are more of the high-adventure type.
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Best Buds

When's the last time your friends have had an excuse to get away? If smiling and laughing your butts off while exploring beautiful destinations isn't a good enough reason to get together, we don't know what is!

Turning a New Leaf

Chin up and feet forward! You're looking for change or at least a week to turn your back on whatever you left behind. Escape, refresh, and leave with a new perspective.

Our trail runs will take you into the countryside, where you'll feel like part of the iconic landscapes that drew us here. We'll have crew on course to mind you, markings to guide you, and finish line food to revive you.

You can take these runs at your own pace - or go for gold! At the end of the week everyone earns a finisher medal, plus special awards for our fastest racers.


A typical trip includes 6 trail runs ranging from 7-12K in length. Most of these runs will have a decent amount of elevation gain. It is not uncommon for us to walk the uphill portions and run when the terrain is flat or downhill. If you want to train, we recommend working up to back-to-back trail runs with varied elevation gain.

We ask runners to maintain at least a 20-minute trail pace on these runs. 


Exact trails, distances, and the order we run them may vary from trip to trip depending on weather and trail conditions.

Cuicocha Lagoon (9km)
Route: High altitude & elevation gain
Terrain: Mud and stone path
Level: Challenging - we'll hike mostly!

Chasqui Trail (~13km)
Route: High altitude, downhill trail
Terrain: Mix of mud, grass, and stone
Level: Challenging - we'll hike mostly!

Jungle Trail (5-6km)
Route: Flat trail
Terrain: Jungle dirt trail
Level: Easy to moderate

Cacao Trail (5-6km)
Route: Flat trail
Terrain: Jungle dirt trail
Level: Easy to moderate

El Mango Trail (12.8km)
Route: Point-to-point with some elevation gain
Terrain: Double track and loose gravel
Level: Moderate to challenging

Muro de las Lagrimas (9km or 12.5km)
Route: Flat point-to-point
Terrain: Mix of sandy, paved, and wooden pathways
Level: Moderate to challenging

About The Host

Cherie has been working with us since our inaugural run in Zion when she worked on the race crew, and since 2014, Cherie has brought the best expos and customer experience to our runners.

Cherie may live in Southern Utah but her soul still lives in Southern California where she grew up surfing and sailing in the sun.


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