February 20th - 23rd, 2020

Rugged Running - THE CAMP Arizona is a personal (only 8 campers), fun, learning experience of a lifetime with Michele Yates as your coach. The camp is hosted at Arizona's only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort, the luxurious Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, and the beautiful South Mountain Park & Preserve in Tempe, Arizona. Campers will gain essential knowledge in hill, speed, nutrition, mobility and strength disciplines. 


Watch the Camper's Review videos below to see what past Rugged Running attendees have to say about our running camp. We will be covering similar topics in our Arizona camp except attendees will get to enjoy sleeping in the comfort of their luxurious hotel room at the resort rather than camping in the Colorado backcountry.



Rugged Running - THE CAMP Arizona is hosted at the luxurious Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Tempe, Arizona. 


Nestled in a private southwestern desert oasis, the resort offers a one-of-a-kind setting at the base of naturally beautiful South Mountain Preserve that offers 50+ miles of desert mountain trails where we will be doing all of our group runs and workouts.


Your camp registration fee covers your lodging at the Arizona Grand Resort, snacks, entry to the Oasis Water Park and a light breakfast each morning.


SWAG for Campers: Rugged Running- The Camp T-Shirt, Personalized Folder with all material covered at the camp, giveaways from our sponsors.

(Pictures shown to the right are from our CO camp and for illustrative purposes)


The Camp covers various techniques and form for uphill and downhill running, drills for strength and power, as well as dynamic lead ups for speed and leg turnover. Mobility sessions for flexibility and recovery are included with attention to daily and race nutrition too. Personal goal setting, gait analysis and individual attention will be emphasized.

(Pictures shown to the right are from our CO camp and for illustrative purposes)


$2,000 if you want to share a room with another camper;

$2,850 if you want your own room for you and/or your family.


*$500 to reserve your spot at camp. Balance due no later than January 1st.


Campers are responsible for their expenses getting to the resort and for lunches and dinners. 


Day 1: Thursday

4:00pm: Check-in Hotel/Meet n' Greet 
4:45pm - 5:30pm: Easy "get to know one another" Shake Out Run/Hike. 
6:30pm: Dinner - We have a reservation at the Lobby Grill. A convenient favorite of Michele and Wyatt's. If any campers want to join us, please let us know.

Day 2: Friday

5:30am: Snacks, Coffee & Tea
6:00am: Warm Up, Speed Drills, Dynamic Lead Ups
8:30am: Video Shots of gaits for gait analysis
9:00am: Light Breakfast & Nutrition Clinic
11:00am: Individual Meetings with Michele (goals, experience, etc.)
12:30pm: Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm: Strength & Mobility Exercises for Common Injuries 
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Trail Run/Hike
6:30pm: Dinner - We have a reservation at Aunt Chilada's. Michele and Wyatt's absolute favorite. If any campers want to join us, please let us know.

Day 3: Saturday

5:30am: Snacks, Coffee & Tea
6:00am: Warm Up Speed Drills, Dynamic Lead ups, Uphill/Downhill Technique and Form and Power Drills 

9:00am: Light Breakfast
10:00am: Individual follow up meetings with Michele
12:00pm: Water Park Fun (lunch on your own)
6:30pm: Dinner - We have a reservation at Rustler's Rooste. Live music! If any campers want to join us, please let us know.

Day 4: Sunday

5:30am: Snacks, Coffee & Tea
6:00am: Trail Run/Hike  
9:00am: Light Breakfast & Last minute questions
11:00am: Check-out of hotel/End of Camp


Desert Trails!
South Mountain Park & Preserve
Trail Runs
South Mountain Park & Preserve
Group Runs
Desert Trails
Group Runs
Arizona Grand Restaurant
Arizona Grand Outdoor Meeting Areas
Arizona Grand Water Park
Arizona Grand Rooms
Arizona Grand Lounge Area
Run the Desert Trails

This event is conducted under special permit from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation.
Rugged Running is an equal opportunity service provider.