"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

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.

Adventure Retreat reminds you how strong, passionate & incredible you truly are!

Your greatest adventure is what lies ahead...

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. Depending on your training, you will either complete the R2 or R3 during this adventure.

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.

GRAND CANYON
RIM to rim adventure

The Canyon is Calling...

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 45-mile+ adventure together.

Grand Canyon R3 Highlights

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 run 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!

PHANTOM RANCH
Enjoy a stop at the peaceful & famous Phantom Ranch for a cup of coffee and snacks before we ascend up miles of switchbacks


The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

ADVENTURE RETREAT IS HERE

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is calling you...and you want to explore it way beyond the rim.

You love to run. Weekend long 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 run will be 20 miles, with a goal pace of 10-12 minutes per mile. 

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.

You love adventure and are able to go with the flow. Stop to explore a waterfall? Yes! Run down the canyon in the dark? Why not?! You've gotta be one to say KALE YEAH to adventure!

You're cool running a 10 minute mile pace and flying down hills. Yet 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.

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

This is for you if...

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.

MEET YOUR GUIDE

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.

SUPPORT CREW

Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies

SIGN UP FOR your GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE!

$3,999 per person

*Price is for shared lodging (aka: double occupancy), yet you'll always have your own bed.

12-WEEKS OF TRAINING
A 12-Week Training Program (starts February 2020)
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

MAY 19-23, 2020

Grand Canyon R3 includes...

$3,499 per person

( $500 Early Bird Discount ends January 15)

How do I know if I can do this?
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 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. You will be using Map my Run to track yourself and share your results with the group. If you cannot complete this distance and time, then we will adjust your training to complete the R2 and take the shuttle to the other side.

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.

Single Accommodations  
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.  

Weather
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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The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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