Run + Refresh Retreat in Lake Placid, New York

Sept 6 to Sept 9, 2024

Run + Refresh Retreat in Lake Placid, New York
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Nestled in majestic Adirondack Park, Lake Placid, NY, is one of the most beloved winter playgrounds in the U.S. Yet us runners (and hikers!) are convening in this alpine village at the tail end of summer when we can still run in a single layer of workout wear, open-water swim, stand-up paddleboard, kayak, hike, and enjoy drinks al fresco. Lake Placid has a charming, walkable downtown—where our retreat host hotel is located—yet you’re never far from nature. It offers easy access to Adirondack Park's breathtaking, unspoiled beauty—6.1 million acres of trails, rivers, streams, wildlife habitat, and more.

Our host hotel is at one end of lovely Main Street. Filled with so many unique restaurants, cafes, and shops, a walk around town is a fun way to spend time with friends old and new. The resort is also located on the banks of Mirror Lake, the beautiful in-town lake that is only accessible by human-powered crafts (meaning no power boats!). A 3-mile running/walking route, where we’ll do morning excursions, circles Mirror Lake.

Whether you want to learn running guidance and advice from experts; run and/or hike; swim in or paddle on Mirror Lake; enjoy a yoga session or two; be part of a podcast recording; croon karaoke at the farewell dinner; or befriend other women runners, you will be delighted by the extended-weekend offerings.

Join a bevy of women runners for this 4-day, 3-night Run + Refresh Retreat in Lake Placid, New York, from Friday, September 6 to Monday, September 9, 2024.

The location

The Adirondacks are the greatest natural playground on the East Coast, and Lake Placid is the center of the action! Surrounded by forests crisscrossed by tree-canopied trails and mountainous peaks, the village has a charming Main Street that backs up to boat-free Mirror Lake. A 3-mile loop around Mirror Lake lets visitors enjoy the lake from various vantage points, especially on our morning runs/walks! By gathering in early September, we will miss the summer crowds yet still get to enjoy warm temperatures and lake access.

An Olympic fanatic? Lake Placid was the site of two Winter Olympics Games in 1932 and 1980—which included the dramatic U.S. hockey victory over the Soviet Union, known as “The Miracle on Ice.” The area is home to several Olympic facilities, including Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Oval, and the Olympic Jumping Complex. 

About The Host

We have cultivated a community of like-minded women with similar goals and challenges.