Wild Women Unite!

Join runners from around the world for four days of discovery, training, mountain beauty, sisterhood, nutrition, racing, strength, wine and friendship!

September 12-15, 2019

What’s Included?

  • Four runs around scenic Canmore ranging in distance from 10-20km

  • One race entry to 5Peaks Canmore trail race on September 14

  • Nutrition for women presentation

  • Wine tasting

  • Training specifics with coach Jacob Puzey

  • Roughly 50-60km of running mileage over four days (some trail, some shale, some road)

  • Barre class for runner’s strength

  • Three night’s accommodation at the Alpine Club of Canada Bell Cabin

    *please note that sleeping is in dorm/ bunk style. No private rooms available. Kitchen and washrooms are shared and meals are your own responsibility. There is a full kitchen, or you are welcome to eat out at Canmore’s many wonderful restaurants.

  • Early bird price starts at: $750.00 CAD

  • Schedule is TBC and subject to change.

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Amy Puzey, Camp Director

Amy is the 5Peaks Trail Running national race director, mother to six children and an avid trail runner. She has been training and racing for over twenty years and has competed at an international level for the Canadian Mountain Running team, has won numerous races from 10-50k distances and has a marathon PR of 3hours. She worked for nine years as a holistic nutritionist before moving into her role with 5Peaks. She grew up in Canmore and so is quite possibly the best woman to guide you around her hometown trails!

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Jacob Puzey, Head Running Coach

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 team titles. Jacob began coaching high school and college students during his undergraduate studies and began coaching, race and clinic directing full time upon graduation from university. Jacob currently coaches athletes from all over the world through Peak Run Performance. Jacob's running career highlights include the world record for 50 miles on the treadmill (4:57), 5 x National Championships in cross country and road ultras, and multiple course records on road and trail courses throughout North America.

Amy Bondar, Nutritional Therapist

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Amy Bondar is an inspired Nutritional Therapist, Author and Dynamic Speaker who has dedicated her life to helping women transform their relationship with food body and self. Amy's programs and services inspire, educate and guide women on a journey of nourishing body, mind and soul. Physically, Amy awakens you to the power of food to optimize your health. Mentally and emotionally she works with you to resolve the conflicts and stresses that are at the root of your eating and weight challenges. Soulfully Amy inspires you to connect to your mission and purpose so you are fulfilled and doing what you love to do. Amy will help you rediscover the joy of eating, while creating lasting improvements in your health, eating habits and weight. She is a trusted and compassionate expert whose nutritional wisdom and counseling techniques have helped people overcome health and weight issues for over 16 years. www.amybondar.com
Amy will present on:

The Power of Food: How to Maximize Energy, Optimize Health and Raise your Level of Vibration

Join Amy Bondar, Nutritional Therapist, Author and Speaker as she inspires, educates and guides you about the greatest foods and Superfoods you can add to your diet to enhance and optimize your running performance, overall energy and health. Amy will also discuss how to create the foundation for living a high vibrational life and teach you what it means and what you can do every day to truly nourish your body, mind and soul.

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Janine is a licensed physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health and wellness. After the birth of her oldest son in 2008, Janine was fortunate to have a background in physiotherapy and access to resources in women’s health. Having this knowledge was extremely valuable in her return to activity and she wanted to share this knowledge with others. This inspired her to further her education by completing a postgraduate course in Exercise for Women at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Janine strongly supports the Aussies’ approach in providing preventative physiotherapy for women.Janine learned about the many issues that women often face when starting or resuming an exercise program throughout the lifespan, from adolescence to the postmenopausal period. Janine is one of a small group of physiotherapists who are able to treat for urinary incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain issues.

Janine has always been a firm believer in maintaining an active lifestyle and being a positive role model for her two young boys. She recognizes the importance of being pro-active and the role that it plays in overall well-being. Outside of work, Janine enjoys mountain biking, skiing, racquet sports, traveling and spending time with her family. 

Janine will discuss pelvic health in relation to health, fitness and overall wellness. Topics such as incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse will be addressed. Even if you are not currently experiencing any symptoms, everyone can benefit from being pro-active. Prevention is important when it comes to taking care of your long term pelvic health. Janine strongly believes in not only the physical but the emotional benefits of staying active and is passionate about keeping women out and enjoying the activities they love!

Tentative Camp Schedule

Thursday, September 12

  • 2pm: Camper sign in and welcome

  • 3pm: 8-10k trail run, G9 trail

  • 6pm: wine and cheese welcome and weekend overview

Friday, September 13

  • 8:30am: 10-15k run around Canmore

  • 11:00am: Barre class for runner’s strength (please bring yoga type clothing - you will sweat!)

  • 1:30pm: Pelvic Floor health with Janine Mak

  • 4pm: Nutrition presentation with Amy Bondar

Saturday, September 14

  • 9:00am: 5 Peaks trail race! (you will be given a code to register for free, a few weeks before the race). You may choose the sport, enduro or half marathon distance for your race.

  • 2-4pm: Training principles with coach Jacob Puzey

  • 6pm: lululemon private shop in Banff

Sunday, September 15

  • 8:00am: 20k long run (location TBD) 10k option available - please bring both road and trail shoes

  • Wrap up light brunch (food provided)

  • 12:00pm: Camper’s depart

Pricing Structure:

Before June 15: $750 CAD

Before July 15: $799 CAD

After July 15: $ 849 CAD

Only 14 spots available. Price includes accommodation in the lodge. Food and transportation are your responsibility. No refunds for any reason, including illness or injury of any kind, but if you are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to a friend for $25.

Campers will stay at the beautiful Alpine Club of Canada Bell Cabin. This is a group sleeping cabin, with bunk rooms and shared kitchen and washrooms. A pillow, blanket and sheets are provided, but you will likely want to bring your own sleeping bag. You are also welcome to book accommodation elsewhere, however camp pricing will stay the same if you choose to do this.