MAY 2 - 5, 2019


Join us in beautiful Canmore for a running retreat tucked in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  

Spend a long weekend of running and learning with runners from all over the world in stunning Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

The Rocky Mountain Running Retreat we will be athlete driven.  Throughout the weekend we will discuss and learn about:

Group photo of Rocky Mountain Running Retreat by Peter Collins Photography.

Group photo of Rocky Mountain Running Retreat by Peter Collins Photography.

  • Essential elements of endurance training:

    • Stamina

    • Speed

    • Strength

    • Skill

    • Suppleness

    • Specificity

    • Sustenance

  • Running gait analysis and injury prevention

  • Daily and performance nutrition

  • Gaining confidence & competence on the trails.

  • And much more!




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  • Participation in clinics and discussions

  • Peak Run Performance apparel

  • Custom 5 Peaks Trail Running swag

  • Running gait analysis

  • Strength training form analysis

  • Park & venue fees

  • Swag from sponsors

  • Snacks and beverages

Located outside the world-famous Banff National Park with close access to the Calgary International Airport, Canmore is an ideal location for a running getaway. Runners will enjoy trails around Canmore, including Canmore Nordic Centre - Site of Olympic and World Cup Cross Country Ski and Biathlon Championships - as well as the world-class strength training facilities used by Cross Country Canada.  

Running Gait Analysis and Injury Prevention


Throughout the weekend, retreat attendees will be working with applied scientist, biomechanics specialist and strength coach, Malc Kent.

Malc has worked with Nike, Adidas, Garmin, dorsaVi and Stryd in the development of heart rate monitors, performance sensors, power meters and gait analysis sensors and is currently the co-owner and developer for Runscribe

Malc has been involved with applying wearable technology for 7 years and focused on running gait analysis for 5 years. In that time he has performed over 2000 assessments and helped runners stay injury free for periods of 3 years or more. 

Athlete & Coaching Bios of Amy & Jacob Puzey

Jacob & Amy marking the course for the  TranSelkirks Run .

Jacob & Amy marking the course for the TranSelkirks Run.

Amy is a Registered Wholistic Nutritionist with over ten years experience and Jacob is an internationally certified running coach who has been coaching athletes from all over the world since 2004.  They have both directed multiple camps, clinics and races throughout the world.

Amy grew up in Canmore and has always been a mountain girl.  Her athletic career began early as a dancer, then swimmer, runner, and triathlete.  Amy ran cross country and track in high school & university and went on to represent Canada internationally as a member of the Canadian Mountain Running team.  

Amy studied nursing and wholistic nutrition at University and worked for several years as a nutritionist in the Bow Valley.  Amy stepped away from working in nutrition full-time when she became the national race director of the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series.

Over the past decade Amy has won the Canadian Mountain Running Championships, the Grizzly Ultra, the TransRockies Run Run 3, and many other running events ranging from 10K to ultra distances on the roads and trails.

Jacob also grew up in small towns, but the rural agrarian communities bore very little resemblance to terrain of Canmore.  Jacob began running cross country as a middle schooler and ran cross country and track in high school and university where his collegiate cross country team won two national titles.  

Jacob began coaching high school and university students while still studying in university and began coaching, race and clinic directing full-time upon graduation from university.  Jacob currently coaches athletes from all over the world online through Peak Run Performance.

Jacob's running career highlights include the world record for 50 miles/80 km on the treadmill (4:57), 5 x national championships over various surfaces and distances, and multiple course records on roads and trails throughout North America.  Jacob has also coached numerous state and national champions and Boston Marathon qualifiers.  


Transportation, Meals, and Accommodations

Canmore offers a variety of dining options to satisfy any palate or dietary need.  Similarly, lodging options vary from camping and hostels to five star resorts.  Do what works for you. 

We have partnered with Basecamp Resorts, Basecamp Lodge, and the Lamphouse Hotel to offer participants 15% off regular rates between May 1 and May 6, 2019..  

Use promo code ‘5PEAKS’ when you reserve your rooms through Basecamp Resorts or the Lamphouse Hotel for 15% off the regular rate between May 1 and May 6, 2019.

May is a busy time of year in Canmore.  Please plan accordingly by making your travel and lodging arrangements soon.

* Transportation, meals, and lodging before, during, and after the retreat are not included in retreat registration fee and are the responsibility of each attendee.