SEPTEMBER 13 - 16, 2018


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 form analysis
  • Daily and performance nutrition
  • Gaining confidence & competence on the trails.
  • And much more!




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  • Participation in clinics and discussions
  • Soft cotton Peak Run Performance t-shirt
  • Entry into 5 Peaks Trail Running Canmore #2 Race September 15.
  • Custom 5 Peaks Trail Running swag
  • Strength training form analysis
  • Running form analysis
  • Snacks & beverages
  • Park & venue fees
  • Swag from sponsors


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.  

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.

Amy and Jacob are the parents of five children, yet 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.

 Amy & Jacob out course marking together.

Amy & Jacob out course marking together.

Jacob also grew up in small towns, but the rural agrarian communities bore very little resemblance to mountainous terrain of Canmore.  He 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 team 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 on the treadmill, 4 x national championships in cross country and road ultras, and multiple course records on roads and trail courses throughout North America.  Jacob has also coached a number of state and national champions and Boston Marathon qualifiers.  


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

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 September 10 and September 20, 2018.  

Use promo code ‘5PEAKS’ when you reserve your rooms through Basecamp Resorts or the Lamphouse Hotel for 15% off the regular rate between September 10 - September 20, 2018.

September is a busy time of year in Canmore as the leaves are turning and the mountains are majestic.  Please plan accordingly by making your travel and lodging arrangements soon.