Sonoran Desert Winter Ultrarunning Escape 2024

  • Arizona
  • Feb 15 - 18, 2024
  • Ultrarunning

Escape the Winter Chill and Supercharge Your Season in Sunny Phoenix at Our All-Inclusive Camp


Get ready to break free from the winter blues and embrace the warmth of Phoenix, where we've crafted the ultimate ultrarunning experience just for you. Our camp is your gateway to building a rock-solid foundation for your upcoming events, long runs, and season-long goals.

What's in Store for You:

👟 Elevate your skills with tailored training techniques.

💡 Discover insider tips and tricks for peak performance.

🏃‍♂️ Conquer impressive distances to set the tone for your year ahead.

Don't let winter training isolate you; it's time to build a vibrant community of fellow runners who'll become lifelong friends. While honing your speed and fitness, you'll forge connections that will last a lifetime.

Join forces with our seasoned CTS Coaches as we:

📈 Perform comprehensive testing to gauge your progress.

🔧 Hone in on specific skills to propel you forward.

🏞️ Immerse ourselves in the stunning landscapes of the area.

Our camp hub is the vibrant city of Phoenix, AZ, and the breathtaking surrounding areas, including the renowned McDowell Mountain Park and other local trail gems.

It's your moment to shed life's distractions and immerse yourself in the serenity of steady miles, setting the stage for a triumphant year ahead.

Ready to make this winter unforgettable? Join us in Phoenix for the ultrarunning camp of a lifetime!" 🌄🏃‍♂️✨


Long Endurance Miles


4 Days / 3 Nights


12-30 Miles


2000-6000 FT


Rolling Hills

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
  • Run With CTS Coaches
  • Skills & Technique Coaching
  • Uphill & Downhill Clinics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Training Presentations
  • Post Run Analysis And Feedback From CTS Coaches
  • All Meals
  • 3 Nights Lodging
  • CTS Running Swag
  • Coaching From CTS Coaches
  • Sore Quads By The End Of Camp

Additional Details


  • Airfare
  • Transportation To/From Airport


  • Pre/Post Camp Run With Coach

Camp Itinerary


CHECK IN DAY - 2/15/2024

Check In Time: 5:00pm

Where: CTS Field Office

Description: Arrive at the hotel, and get checked in with our coaching staff and enjoy a CTS catered dinner, introductions, and welcome presentation. 

Special note on the routes- Each day, we will break the athletes up into separate groups based on ability level. Each group will be out on the trails for about the same amount of time but will do slight variations of the route.


​Field Test Day

Mileage: 15-18miles

Elevation Gain: 1000-3500ft

Time Range: 3-5hrs


Brief Run Description:  CTS will transport the athletes to Sonora Mountain Preserve and we will plan on running for 3-5hrs. During that time, we will practice proper tempo intensity and develop long run efficiency. 


Post run meal provided at arrival back to lodging.

Dinner: 6:00pm at a local restaurant


Nutrition Day

Mileage: 20-25miles

Elevation Gain: 3500-6000ft

Time Range: 3-5hrs

Brief Run Description: We will bite off some of the climbs in the surrounding areas. Bring your climbing legs and poles if you need them. We will be focusing on running sections of the Javelina course. A great practice day if you are planning on that event and a solid long run if you are not. The focus will be steady endurance with some specific skill work areas thrown in as the terrain dictates (for example, technical downhills). Post-run, we’ll perform a nutritional check and talk through the pacing of fueling while out for a long effort.  

Movie night at lodging: We will be viewing some running classics and kicking back before a final big day of aerobic development.  


Distance Day

Mileage: 22-28miles

Elevation Gain: 3500-6000ft

Time Range: 5-7hrs

Brief Run Description: The biggest gains are made when the legs are tired. The goal is to finish off the week with a big day and send everyone home tired! The pace will be steady endurance with some specific work areas thrown in as the terrain dictates (for example, technical uphills). Push hard and put everything you’ve learned to the test today. 

Afternoon: Clean up and athlete departure after the final meal. 


If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:  //   866.355.0645

Sonoran Desert Winter Ultrarunning Escape 2024
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