The Rob Krar Trail & Ultra Camp

Trails, Community & Friendship—experience it all at our trail and ultra running camps

My wife Christina and I hosted our first running camp during the summer of 2015 and our offerings continue to expand each year. We have been surprised and deeply affected by the connections we have made through inviting the trail and ultra running community to our home. In a small group that allows for generous individual attention, you’ll get to run alongside us in some of our favorite—and most beautiful—places to train. The goal of our camps is to provide an inspirational, educational and once-in-a-lifetime running experience unlike anything available in our sport.

Each of our camps offer guided trail runs over a variety of terrains, distances and altitudes. Camp is best experienced by runners who are healthy and in good fitness with at least some experience training for and competing in trail and ultra distance races. Participants should ideally arrive fit, healthy and rested and be comfortable running for several hours at a time to be best prepared for the variety of terrain, temperatures, grades and altitudes that they will encounter. Campers DO NOT need to be advanced competitive runners to attend the camp. In fact, our camps are designed for and best experienced by beginner to intermediate experience levels.

If you have any hesitation or question whether you are fit or experienced enough, please use the CONTACT ROB button at the bottom of this page and let's chat!

Our goal is to bring together the ultra running community to learn not only from us, but each other. Many of our friends—avid and experienced trail runners themselves—come out to guide and share their knowledge during the week. Attendees are encouraged to run at paces they find comfortable and choose distances each day that best suit their training, goals and comfort level.

Our overarching objective is to provide an informative and rewarding experience with a balance of running, education and time to connect with each other. We feel fortunate to have this time in our lives to share our home and knowledge with trail runners from around the globe. We welcome trail runners of all abilities. We've hosted folks from their early 20's to late 60's with a vast range of experience. We love bringing together a mix of experienced road runners, seasoned ultra ultra runners, those just discovering the magic of the trails, and everyone in between.

"An experience that not only strengthens you as a runner, but also shapes your confidence, self-awareness, and spiritual well-being as an individual. In a truly exceptional setting, with the wisdom and motivation of truly exceptional people, the powerful bonds and memories that were shared will carry forward beyond camp… A springboard for success, on and off the race course, supported by a close network of friends, inspired by happy trails, and happy thoughts."

- Julia, Fort Washington, MD View All Testimonials

Winter Retreat February 8th - 12th, 2024

With 300+ days of sun a year, Flagstaff in February might be just the Winter break you’re looking for. This four night camp includes several runs in town, a run over the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, and the best event of the year in Flagstaff, the Kahtoola Uphill at Arizona Snowbowl!





Summer Retreat July 18th - 23rd, 2024

The RKUC Summer Retreat in the longest of the camps we offer. Five nights accommodation, four days of running, two dinners at our home, and three dinners at our favorite restaurants in town. Runs will include the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, our world-class single track at home in Flagstaff, and an otherworldly experience running amongst San Francisco volcanic field!




Fall Retreat October 4th - October 8th, 2024

What’s better than Flagstaff in the Summer? Flagstaff in the Fall! Our four night Fall Retreat will highlight the best of the changing Aspen leaves with a challenging run from one side of the San Francisco Peaks to the other. Runs in Sedona and our favorite single track in Flagstaff are all highlights of what may be my favorite time of the year to host guests.



The Rob Krar Ultra Camp operates under special use permit with the Coconino National Forest.

The Rob Krar Ultra Camp is an equal opportunity provider and employer under permit by the USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.