ALL-INCLUSIVE | BUCKET LIST MATERIAL | MAY 19-23, 2020 | CRAZY MEMORIES
When we're little, we dream of climbing mountains so we can touch the stars or spend hours in the playground digging a hole so we can actually get to China.
At some point, we grow up and forget this adventurous side of us. Babies, jobs, errands, finances, education, homes, etc. push these ideas aside until we nearly forget about them or just don't have the bandwidth for them. We tell our kids, nieces and friends kids that they can do anything. Yet why is it we don't tell ourselves that.. and allow us to finally make it a reality.
The Grand Canyon rightfully earns its place as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and as one of the most iconic parks in the U.S. There’s no better way to see the Grand Canyon than blazing the trails from sunrise to sunset.
The Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, or the R3, is a double-crossing of the Grand Canyon. Endurance hikers, ultra-runners, and athletes of all ages and skill levels attempt this feat year-round. The undertaking involves 2 days in the canyon while covering 45 miles+ and 11,000 vertical feet of steep and rocky terrain with unmatched scenery. We will sleep in lodges along the rim at night and you must be able to move quickly through the canyon to do the R3. The R3 is for runners who've already done long-distance running (marathon, ultras) and have no injuries.
The Rim-to-Rim, or the R2, is a single-crossing of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim through the most beautiful trails out there. The trek through the canyon will take 1 day, cover 24 miles+ and 5,500 vertical feet. Great for hikers and newer endurance runners who would love to push themselves harder than ever before.
Spend 5 soul-searching days with Jen Hansard, the personality behind Simple Green Smoothies and fellow rawkstars from Simple Green Smoothies. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, mastermind, dream and laugh together!
You'll fly into Las Vegas, road trip it as a group to the Grand Canyon and embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure together.
SMALL GROUP CONNECTION
Spend 5 insanely intimate days with Jen Hansard and 13 other rawkstars. This is a very special, intimate event!
12-WEEKS OF TRAINING
Train to be able to hike (or run) 24-45+ miles of the Grand Canyon from rim to rim. This is a bucket list item that you can achieve this year!
Enjoy a stop at the peaceful & famous Phantom Ranch for a cup of coffee and snacks before we ascend up miles of switchbacks
The Grand Canyon is calling you...and you want to explore it way beyond the rim.
You love to run or hike. Weekend long hikes or runs are some of your favs times of the week. And you know with a group you can put in the time it takes to build up the distance and enjoy the training. The longest training will be 20 miles.
If you'd like to do the R3, you'll need to be able to hit a goal pace of 12 minutes per mile for the 20 mile run.
If you're doing the R2, you'll need to shoot to complete the 20 mile hike/run in a 17 minute per mile pace.
You love pushing your body hard, especially while encouraging others along the way. Yet you also know how to listen to your body to avoid injury. You cannot have a pre-exisiting condition that could be aggravated by running or hiking long distances.
You love adventure and are able to go with the flow. Stop to explore a waterfall? Yes! Head down the canyon in the dark? Why not?! You've gotta be one to say KALE YEAH to adventure!
Our rule is: if we can't breath and laugh, then we better slow down! Translation: We are not in this for just speed (and it will turn into more of a hike once we hit the uphill... and we're okay with that!)
You don't mind getting dirty, smelly and exhausted all in the same day. It's gonna happen.
You can mostly stick with a training plan (we all have our "off days", yet you gotta get back "on" quick!). If you cannot stick with the plan, we will adjust your Grand Canyon Adventure accordingly (ex: if you're injured or don't finish the 20 mile run in a certain time, you may only get to complete the R2).
You are willing to work out for 1 hour a day, 3 times a week for the next 12 weeks.
You're ready to make the Stair Stepper + Incline Treadmill your new BFFs.
You are willing to sacrifice weekends for long hard trail runs ( some runs will take 5 hours ).
You don't have any injuries or medical conditions that will affect you from doing a rim-to-rim-to-rim.
You've wanted to get to know Jen Hansard + other rawkstars on a personal level.
You're ready to fuel your passion
Jen Hansard's motto is "slow and steady" and that keeps her smiling through marathons, 50k, 100k and the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (three times so far!). Jen has trained runners for their first marathon and has completed 5 full marathons herself. This will be her fourth time doing the Rim2Rim2Rim and has successfully helped 23 ladies complete it as well.
Jen's a mom of two, personality behind Simple Green Smoothies, pastor's wife and lover of green smoothies and tacos.
Going after my passions has made me a better mom, wife, friend, daughter... and a happier self.
Amanda Frisbie has completed the R3 and the R2 of the Grand Canyon alongside Jen. She'll make sure you have the right supplies as you climb up and down the rims of the canyon each day.
Amanda's a mom of two, director of Rawk the Year, and lover of farm-fresh ice cream cones.
Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies
12-WEEKS OF TRAINING
12-Week training program
Bi-Weekly coaching w/ R2 + R3 finishers
Plant-based snack box sent for training
Exclusive rawkstar training tank top
Small intimate setting with just 12 rawkstars
5-DAYS OF ADVENTURE : MAY 19-23, 2020
4 nights lodging at Canyon rim hotels*
Meals provided while together
Transportation from airport, hotel + trails
2 Days of Guided Rim-to-Rim adventure
Early: $3,499 Nov 1-Dec 31
Regular: $3,799 Jan 1-31
Late: $4,200 Feb 1-March 31
Registration period & pricing
*There is a limited number of spots, and this retreat will most likely sell out. If it is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
*Price is shared lodging— you'll always have own bed.
How do I know if I can do this?
If you're wanting to hike the R2, I believe that you can do that easily with our training program.. without ever having run even a 5k. Yet for those wanting to do the R3, it's going to take some extra work to get there due to a variety of factors including distance, exhaustion and the time you spend on your feet. The longer you are in the canyon, the more dangerous it is for you and the team supporting you. So we will be training you to move quick and strong.
Running the Grand Canyon R3 is not for everyone. You have to have some mental toughness and physical endurance to succeed. You also have to be disciplined with your training so that you will feel great during the adventure and not put your team mates at risk.
Throughout R3 training, you will have goals you must hit to continue on with your Grand Canyon training. You will submit your workouts via Map My Run for the group to see...
By March 1, you should be able to do a 5-mile run in 1 hour. You can run/walk it... I don't care.
By April 1, you must be able to climb 1,000 feet of elevation in 1 hour. You can do this on a treadmill, stair stepper, hill repeats, hike, etc.
By May 1, you must complete a 20-mile training run in 5 hours without getting injured (12-min mile pace). You will be using Map my Run to track yourself and share your results with the group. If you cannot complete this, then we will adjust your training to complete the R2 with the other rawkstars. No matter what— you will experience the canyon in a remarkable way.
I really want to do this, yet the dates don't work. Are there other dates?
These are the only dates we've secured for 2020 due to the high demand at the Canyon.
Due to the limited availability in the canyon, everyone will be sharing lodging with one other person, yet everyone will have their own bed. This is a great way to get to know one another and create a very special experience all around. We will be like sisters by the end. :)
Where can I keep my luggage during my trip?
You will leave your luggage at the hotel where there will be secure storage available.
There is usually little rain in the Grand Canyon, but participants should be prepared for a stray rainstorm. In spring and fall, temperatures at Phantom Ranch are usually in the 80s and 90s. June through August can top 100F. Nighttime temperatures will be about 30 degrees cooler than daytime highs. Because of the difference in elevation, it is common for Phantom Ranch to be 30 degrees warmer than the Grand Canyon’s rim. Bringing a variety of clothing layers will help keep you comfortable. The North Rim is much cooler than the South Rim, which means we will be bundled up wile there. Yet as we descend into the Canyon, we will remove our layers as needed.
What is the refund policy?
100% of this trip is non-refundable due to the limited number of spots and intense training to be ready within 12 weeks. To protect your investment, we strongly encourage travel insurance (https://tripassure.com).
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