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High Sierra Desert and Mountain
Ultra Training Camp

Lisa Smith-Batchen and Marshall Ulrich are pleased to announce their training camp
in beautiful Death Valley, CA May 3-7, 2006.


Sign up NOW! Space is limited!


During the five-day camp you will learn – and experience – more
than you ever thought you could
to improve your running for all types racing, including
road, desert, stage, mountain, and trail ultras!


Training to empower YOU!

Click here for information on the
Teton Ultrarunning Training Camp
August 23-27, 2006



Your Hosts and Trainers

Lisa Smith-Batchen and Marshall Ulrich are ultra running legends. At the High Sierra 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

Whatever your goals, this camp has something for you! And, you get to experience it all in
one of the most beautiful places in the country: Death Valley!

Lisa and Marshall will teach you using:


* Training runs
* Cross training sessions

* Classroom sessions

* Formal Q & A

* Informal discussions

* Other camp participants ( every one has knowledge to share!)


Come learn! Come train!


You will learn how to:


* Train for the heat of desert racing

* Prepare for road, mountain, trail, or stage races

* Compete in desert races, whether on the road, like in Death Valley, or across the dunes of the Sahara

* 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 May 3-7, 2006 in beautiful Death Valley National Park.


Lodging and Facilities

Lodging at Stovepipe Wells Village , in Death Valley , is included. Stovepipe is located at approximately mile 42 along the course of the Badwater Ultramarathon in the heart of the park.

There is a swimming pool (bring your suits!), gas station, and small general store where you can purchase beverages, snacks, toiletries, and gifts.


You will share a comfortable, air conditioned deluxe room that has two double beds, TV, and small refrigerator. All rooms are non-smoking. There are no phones in any of the guest rooms, but pay phones are available.

Classes will be held in the auditorium, in and by the pool, and on the grounds at Stovepipe.



Breakfasts and dinners are included during the camp. You can choose from a special menu in the Toll Road Restaurant, built with timbers from an old Death Valley mining operation. Beverages and alcohol are extra.


The restaurant is also open for lunch if you wish to purchase a full meal.


For you hardy, late night soles, the Badwater Saloon is open 4:30 - 11:00 p.m. and offers draft beer, cocktails, and delicious appetizers in a unique western atmosphere.



We will provide one pickup at the Las Vegas airport at 1:30 p.m. on May 3 for transportation to Stovepipe. We will also provide one return trip to the airport, departing Stovepipe at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7. You are also welcome to drive. If you are unable to make the scheduled pickup for any reason, including a delayed flight, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Stovepipe. Note: the drive time from the Las Vegas Airport to Stovepipe is approximately 2.5 hours. For directions, visit the Stovepipe Web site.


Training runs may be held just outside of the park. Transportation from Stovepipe to each run location will be provided. You are also welcome to drive. A support vehicle, with ice and water, will be provided for all road training runs.


It's all here for YOU!


What to Bring

This will be a working training camp, including runs on the road and trails, including mountain trails. So, bring your favorite pairs of shoes, socks, workout clothes, layered jackets, and hydration systems (camel backs or bottles). We will provide water and ice, but you should 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 beautiful and awe inspiring Death Valley, 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.


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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