2007 Running Retreat Announced


After a successful weekend running camp last August, a second annual running retreat has been announced for June 22-24th, 2007 and will once again be held in Philadelphia, PA.

"After getting a lot of positive feedback from last year's retreat, we definitely wanted to have another one this year and plan to duplicate the popular aspects of last year's weekend and add some things that we think will make this year's even better," announced Lowell Ladd, head coach and founder of 2L Coaching.

The retreat will be put organized by Lowell, as well as Coach Brian Falk, both of whom will lead talks and hands on demonstrations of numerous running related subjects (training, racing, stretching, drills, and many others). Dr. Eugene Hong, chair of the sports medicine division of Drexel University Hospital, has agreed to return and give another presentation on running injuries. His presentation at the 2006 retreat was one of the highlights for participants. We are also working on bringing in a nutritionist, as well as elite athlete, to share some additional perspectives on the many facets of the sport of running.

One change for the 2007 edition will be the host location. This year, Chestnut Hill College will provide lodging and meals. In addition to having a brand new suite style dormitory that will provide lodging, a complete cafeteria, fitness center, and pool, the college is directly across the street from the Wissahickon Creek section of Fairmont Park, where once again training runs will take place. A second location for running is nearby: the Green Ribbon trail is 1.5 miles from campus, an easy jog, and leads to Fort Washington State Park, another great location for off road running.

The retreat will be available to adults (18+) of any ability level. There will be group runs for newcomers through advanced veterans of the sport. Overnight accommodations are available, although local participants have the option of commuting for the runs, seminars, demonstrations, and meals.

Signups will be available beginning in early March.