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Teton Ultrarunning Training Camp

Lisa Smith-Batchen and Marshall Ulrich are pleased to announce their
training camp at the beautiful Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY
- cradled in the western slope of the Teton Mountains –
August 23-27, 2006.


Sign up NOW! Space is limited!


All runners welcome!

From beginners to experienced ultra runners.

During the five-day camp you will learn – and experience – more
than you ever thought you could to improve
your running for mountain and trail ultras!


Training to empower YOU!



Your Hosts and Trainers

Lisa Smith-Batchen and Marshall Ulrich are ultra running legends. At the Teton Camp you have the extraordinary opportunity to learn from their combined almost 40 years of experience! In addition to amazing individual accomplishments, Lisa and Marshall have raced together for more than 10 years, including runs across Death Valley and adventure races around the world…and are dear friends.


Through the years Lisa and Marshall have learned that the real successes in life come when you do for others. They find great joy in teaching others and sharing their life – and training, running, and racing – experiences with people like you!


Lisa and Marshall also share a passion for fundraising to support education for women and children around the world – empowering them to improve their quality of life. Empowering others is what their camps, and their lives, are all about.


Come experience the empowerment for yourself!


Lisa, the force behind Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventure Club has 19 years of coaching experience
and has completed more than 20 ultra marathons, 90 marathons, and 7 iron-man triathlons. She has completed the Marathon Des Sable twice, and is the only American women ever to win the women's division. She has competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon 7 times, winning the women's division twice. She is also the only women to have completed the grand slam of ultra running, and Badwater,
in the same year.


Marshall, a founder of Team Stray Dogs has more than 20 years of ultra running and extreme sport experience. He is the only person in world to complete the Triple Crown of Extreme Sports, having completed over 113 ultras averaging over 100 miles each; competed in 16 expedition-length adventure races, including all 9 Eco Challenges; and reached the summit of each of the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, all on first attempts. Marshall has completed a record 13 Badwater 146 races, and has won the Badwater Ultramarathon a record 4 times. He has crossed Death Valley a record 18 times, including a solo and 586-mile quad crossing.



What You Will Do, Experience, and Learn

Focusing on trail and mountain ultra races, this camp will improve your training techniques and race performances! Whether you're training for your first ultra, or have numerous races under your belt, there's something to learn at the Teton Ultrarunning Training Camp.

And, you get to experience it all at the beautiful Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY. 






Lisa and Marshall will teach you using:


* Training runs
* Cross training sessions

* Classroom sessions

* Formal Q & A

* Informal discussions

* Other camp participants (everyone has knowledge to share!)


Come learn! Come train!

You will learn how to:


* Prepare for mountain and trail races

* Train and run on trails

* Train for mountain running, including handling altitude and cold

* Improve your running style through gait analysis

* Hydrate and fuel yourself for training, racing, and recovery

* Power walk effectively to improve your race results

* Use cross training techniques such as core strengthening and deep water running

* Face and overcome obstacles through effective troubleshooting

* Take care of your body and feet, including clothing and equipment selection

* Prepare and work with pacers and crew

* Maintain a balance a in your life. (No…it's not all about the running.)  



See the attached document for the Schedule of Events.



When, Where, and What's Included

The camp is August 23-27 at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY,
cradled in the western slope of the Teton Mountains.


Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Grand Targhee is the main gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Surrounded by fields of wildflowers, the resort features panoramic vistas spanning three states, with incredible views of the Grand Teton which rises to almost 14,000 feet.

  Photo Credit: Grand Targhee Resort

Lodging and Facilities

Lodging at Grand Targhee Resort is included. Grand Targhee is a beautiful hour drive from Jackson Hole, WY, an hour and a half from Idaho Falls, ID, and only a short 5 hour drive from Salt Lake City, UT.

There are four restaurants, entertainment bar, five retail shops, outdoor heated pool (bring your suits!), hot tubs, sauna, and the Dreamchaser Spa & Fitness Center located at the base of the mountain. Products will be on sale at the spa for camp participants.


You will share lodge accommodations featuring authentic western or southwestern design with lodgepole furnishings. All rooms have full bath, color TV, telephone, and coffee maker.



     Photo Credit:
Grand Targhee Resort

Classes will be held on the grounds, in the pool, or in classrooms at the resort.



Breakfasts and dinners are included during the camp. You can choose from a special menu in the Targhee Steak House. For lunch, select from one of the four restaurants or entertainment bar.  



We will provide one optional shuttle pickup at the Jackson Hole airport (time to be determined) on August 23 for transportation to Grand Targhee Resort. We will also provide one optional return trip to the Jackson Hole airport, departing the resort (time to be determined) Sunday, August 27. These are OPTIONAL pickups and are NOT included in the camp fee. If you need a shuttle ride from/to the airport, there will be an additional charge of $50 per participant per trip. You are also welcome to drive. If you are unable to make the scheduled shuttles for any reason, including a delayed flight, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Grand Targhee Resort. Note: the drive time from the Jackson Hole Airport to Grand Targhee Resort is approximately 1 hour. For directions, visit the Grand Targhee Resort Web site.


Training runs will be held on trails and roads around the resort. You will be responsible for carrying all of your own aid (water, snacks, clothing, etc.) on all training runs.



It's all here for YOU!


What to Bring

This will be a working training camp, including runs on mountain trails and roads. So, bring your favorite pairs of shoes, socks, workout clothes, layered jackets, and hydration systems (camel backs or bottles). Be sure to bring your favorite and most tolerated drink mixes, electrolyte replacements, and snacks.

We will also be doing cross-training sessions, including work in the pool and good old calisthenics, so bring your suits, jump ropes, and workout clothes.


There will also be classroom sessions and group meals so, please, bring some sweat-free clothes too!



See the attached document for a suggested packing list.



Camp Application and Fees

We provide a high quality camp with two of the best, most qualified, and experienced trainers in ultra running: Lisa Smith-Batchen and Marshall Ulrich. The camp, set in the beautiful Teton Mountains, includes instructional training runs, active cross training sessions, illustrated classroom presentations with take home materials, restful lodging, meals, and transportation while at camp .


Sign up NOW!



The registration fee is only $1,295 USD per person.
There are only 20 spaces available on a first come, first served basis.


Bring a friend and save 10%


If you bring a guest, and share a room
– with your spouse, pacer/crew member, or running friend –
the double occupancy registration fee is only $1,165 per person.


Coming soon: locals camp fee!

This fee will exclude room/lodging and all breakfasts.
Dinners will be included so you can stay with the group
and attend the evening presentations!

We will have only 10 additional spaces for local camp participants
so send in your application and deposit TODAY!


Please send a deposit of $650 (minimum) or full payment with your application. Our application includes a fitness form, terms and conditions (including cancellation and refund policy), and a liability waiver (all that good old, required legal stuff).


Please send completed application and payment in the form of check or money order to:



Attn: Lisa Smith-Batchen

P.O. Box 921

Victor, ID 83455


Remember…space is limited!

Sign up NOW!!



Contact us with any questions.


E-mail Lisa or call 208-787-2077

E-mail Marshall or call or 303-567-0727



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