When we're little we dream of climbing to the tops of the mountains so we can touch the clouds or swimming with dolphins and touching starfish. At some point, life gets in the way of our dreams and we forget all that we're truly capable of. Babies, jobs, errands, finances, education, homes, etc. push these passions aside until we nearly forget about them or just don't have the bandwidth for them.
What is life if not lived to the fullest? I believe it's time we put our passions on the Google calendar and high on the to-do list.
FIND YOURSELF... AGAIN
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 45 miles+ and 11,000 vertical feet of steep and rocky terrain with unmatched scenery.
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.
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 North Rim of the Grand Canyon and embark on a 47-mile+ adventure together.
SMALL GROUP CONNECTION
Spend 5 insanely intimate days with Jen Hansard and 11 other rawkstars. This is a very special, intimate event!
12-WEEKS OF TRAINING
Train to be able to run/hike 45+ miles of the Grand Canyon from rim to rim to rim in two transformational days— 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. Maybe you've only worked up to a 5k, yet you know with a group you can put in the time it takes to build up the mileage and enjoy the journey. We will train you up to the 45+ miles of distance over 12 weeks and you will do great! Yet most of all, you will have fun. And yes, there will be lots of walking/hiking along the way. Not all running!
You love pushing your body hard, especially while encouraging others along the way. Yet you also know how to listen to your body and avoid injury.
You love adventure and are able to go with the flow.
You're cool running a 10-15 minute mile pace and taking LOTS of walking breaks ( Our rule is if we can't breath and laugh, then we better slow down! ) Translation: We are not in this for speed (and it may turn into more of a hike... and we're okay with that!)
You don't mind getting dirty, smelly and exhausted all in the same day.
You can mostly stick with a training plan (we all have our "off days", yet you gotta get back "on" quick!).
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, Squats and Lunges your new BFFs.
You are willing to sacrifice weekends for a long hard trail run ( between 2-7 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 (twice!). Jen's trained runners for their first marathon and has completed 5 full marathons herself.
Jen's a mom of two, personality behind Simple Green Smoothies, pastor's wife and loves roasted fennel with brussel sprouts.
Going after my passions has made me a better mom, wife, friend, daughter... you name it.
Carissa Vanderford fell in love with trail running as a young mom. She's completed a marathon, 50k, 100k and the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. Carissa will be your #1 cheerleader and coaching you alongside Jen.
Carissa's a mom of two, spinning instructor, customer support at Simple Green Smoothies and loves a good burger with a fresh garden salad.
Amanda Frisbie is a newbie to trail running and has never done an ultra run. Yet this trip has been on her bucket list. She will be just like you as we embark on this adventure.
Amanda's a mom of two, director of the Rawkstar Collective, the membership site at Simple Green Smoothies and loves a farm-fresh ice cream cone.
Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies
$3,999 per person
*Price is for shared lodging (aka: double occupancy), yet you'll always have your own queen bed.
12-WEEKS OF TRAINING
A 12-Week Training Program (starts July 1)
Bi-Weekly Coaching from experienced R3 finishers
Plant-based snacks sample box sent for training
Exclusive rawkstar training tank top
Small intimate setting with just 12 rawkstars
5-DAYS OF ADVENTURE
4 nights lodging at Grand Canyon area hotels*
Meals provided while together
Transportation from airport, hotel and trailhead
Guided Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim adventure
OCT 2-6, 2019
$3,499 per person
(only ONE spot left!)
( $500 Early Bird Discount )
How do I know if I can do this?
Run/hiking the Grand Canyon R3 is not for everyone. You have to have some mental toughness and endurance to succeed. You also have to be disciplined with your training so that you will feel great during the adventure.
You don't have to be in top shape right now to do this— we will train up for it! If you're able to jog/walk a 10k (6.1 miles) right now, then you will be trained up in time for the Grand Canyon. It's amazing how the body will adjust to the endurance training over the next few months.
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 2019 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 brothers + sisters by the end... guaranteed!
Where can I keep my luggage during my trip?
You will leave your luggage at the Jacob Lake Inn 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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