2019 Summer RKUC/TRR

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Rob Krar Ultra Camp has teamed up with The TransRockies Run to create a one-of-a-kind trail and ultra experience, exclusive to future and former TransRockies Run participants.  This 4-night camp allows for generous time exploring many of the most beautiful miles of the TransRockies Run. REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST, 2019.



Camp Description

The 1st annual Rob Krar Ultra Camp/TransRockies Run Summer camp offers the opportunity to meet one of the world’s premier ultra runners in his natural element and where his trail running career began.

In a small group that allows for generous individual attention, you’ll get to run alongside of and learn from Rob in some of his favorite—and most beautiful—places to train. The goal of the camp is to provide an inspirational and educational experience to best prepare you for the TransRockies Run.

*Please note the camp is reserved for adults 21 years and older.


The 2019 Summer camp offers guided trail runs over a variety of terrains, distances, and altitudes throughout. The camp will be best experienced by runners who are healthy and in good fitness with at least some experience training for and racing long-distance trail races, and/or are interested in learning more about them. Campers DO NOT need to be advanced competitive runners to attend the camp. However, participants should 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 will be experienced during the week. Attendees will be encouraged to run at paces they find comfortable and choose distances each day that best suits their training, goals, and comfort level. We will have several runners helping to guide each group. Rest assured it is our goal that nobody will be running alone on the trails.

Our runs are designed to accommodate a wide range of goals, distances and paces. All runs are either one way or looped to maximize new terrain and will finish with a deluxe picnic lunch on location. The minimum distance each day is 9 miles with the option to add additional mileage to each run. Keep in mind the altitude ‑ from 8700’ in Red Cliff, to 12,508′ running over Hope Pass, along with sometimes tricky terrain, will likely add additional challenge to the runs.

The camp is ideally timed training and learning for many summer races and events including:


Included in the registration fee, campers will receive four nights accommodation at The Green Bridge Inn located in the tiny town of Red Cliff, Colorado. Check-in time is 3pm on Thursday and check-out time is 10am on Monday. We have a great relationship with the inn, and more likely than not both early check-in and late check-out are available.


Rob and Christina prioritize eating well, and meals will certainly be one of the many highlights of the week. Campers will be dining at some of Flagstaff’s favorite and top-rated restaurants, as well as joining Rob and Christina for two meals at their home. All meals are included in the registration fee (excluding alcohol at restaurants).


Fly to Denver (DEN)

Shuttles are available from the Denver airport to Vail where we will pick you up for the final 30-minute drive to Red Cliff. Shuttles depart approximately every 1.5 hours. See Epic Mountain Express for more information. Note: Pickup from Vail provided ONLY on Thursday June 27th. Drop-off to Vail available ONLY Monday July 1st.

 Fly to Eagle Count Regional-Vail Airport  (EGE)

The Vail airport is small, convenient, and very easy to navigate. American Airlines  and United both fly into the Vail airport. We will pick you up for the final 55-minute drive to Red Cliff. Note: Pickup from Vail airport provided ONLY on Thursday June 27th. Drop-off to Vail airport available ONLY Monday July 1st.

Meet the Team

Rob Krar, Camp Director

  • TransRockies Run champion 2009, 2012 & 2013
  • Ultra Runner of the Year—2014 & 2015
  • 2-time Western States Endurance Run 100M champion—2014 & 2015
  • Leadville Race Across the Sky 100M champion—2015 & 2018
  • Winner of Western States Endurance Run, Leadville 100 & Run Rabbit Run in a single year
  • The North Face Endurance Challenge 50M 2013 champion

Kevin “Houda” McDonald, Camp Director

Christina Bauer, Camp Director

Ultra runner and chef extraordinaire, Christina will lend her brains and brawn both on the trails and at the table.


A Typical Day at the RKUC/TRR camp

With so much to explore and experience, there isn’t a typical day at the RKUC! Runs will take place in the mornings and the rest of the day will be balanced between educational workshops, optional activities, optional massage, free time and amazing dinners.

Possible activities include but not limited to:

  • Guest speakers
  • Active Isolated Stretching workshop
  • Prehab and performance workshop at Paragon Athletics
  • Night run
  • Nutrition workshop
  • Training and racing strategies
  • Brewery tour at Wanderlust Brewery

Rob Krar Ultra Camp testimonials

“I went into camp a woman with very little trail running experience filled with anxiety at the thought of running alongside a world class athlete who had vast trail running experience. Not to mention that I thought I was going to be one of the only women at the camp. The anxiety quickly dissipated when Rob described the plan for the camp (running, eating, talking, fun) and then introduced the special guests who would be joining us along the way. Not only were they amazing, elite female runners, but they both made me feel so comfortable that it felt like I was running with old friends. In my opinion, and this may sound odd for a running camp, but the runs were just a small and amazing part of the adventure. The runs were much less stressful than I had thought when I signed up for “Ultra” camp. When I saw “Ultra” in the description, I thought we would be running very long distances all day long, but I was wrong. The runs were manageable distances for all experience levels.  All the guides were so fantastic and supportive during each run. They would run with you when you wanted to run and were just as happy to walk next to you every step of the way if you preferred, all the while sharing their knowledge about running and the local community. There was no judgement and no pressure by anyone at any point. The experience was yours to make of it what you wanted, and the guides were there to support you and ensure that you had a fantastic time.

Experiencing this adventure with other campers who shared a similar passion for running and getting to know them on a personal level during our runs, meals and downtime has left a lasting impression on me.  Now when I hear “Ultra”, it will remind me of the over the top experience I had at the Rob Krar Ultra Camp.” Ida-Lina – Gaithersburg, MD. Fall 2018

“I’ve been a huge fan of Rob’s for years, and being a runner it was natural that I’d want to attend his camp. My only regret was that I waited so long to sign up, but I did, finally. I was so excited to sign up, and meet and run with this talented man. Walking into the kickoff meeting I was nervous, I mean, what do I say to a legend in our sport. I said what I felt, that it was a pleasure meeting Rob, and he instantly puts your nerves to rest with his smile and demeanor. Rob was everything I hoped, friendly, down to earth, and very humbled.

The rest of the camp was a dream. We ran in magnificent places, each with its own personality and postcard flavor of beauty. I was never disappointed. Our guides were Rob’s closest friends, and that was really special too. The whole camp truly revolved being brought into Rob’s world. Going to his home for dinners, meeting and running with Christina (Rob’s wife), and hearing about his personal triumphs and challenges were more than I ever expected.

I ended up leaving the camp felt like I had known Rob and these great folks, including the other campers, for years! It was that special. If you are thinking about signing up, do it ! Don’t wait years like I did, since you are only putting off this priceless event that much longer.” Bob Alexander – Melbourne, FL. Fall 2018

“Attending the Rob Krar Ultra Camp (RKUC) was something I knew I wanted to do. My fear, however, was that I wasn’t qualified. I was just a mediocre road runner and ultra trail runner wannabe. I fully expected the camp to be geared to elite runners, well beyond my abilities. Boy was I wrong. From the second I met Rob and the other campers, I knew I’d made the right decision. Put quite simply, I felt at home and among family.

You will feel better about yourself when you finish the RKUC. The time you spend on the trails with some of the most amazing and experienced trail guides in the business, the time you spend in small groups sharing stories about your successes and failures (and sometimes even crying), and the time you spend one-on-one with Rob and his amazingly awesome wife and runner, Christina, will change you. That may sound cliché, but it couldn’t be more true. Find out for yourself. Take that next step. Become the runner and person you want to be. Sign up for the RKUC!” Joe – Warrensburg, Missouri. Fall 2018

“I arrived at the RKUC 2017 summer camp a bit nervous, not quite knowing what to expect as I’ve never been to a running camp before (I’m still a newbie when it comes to ultra running), but it didn’t take long for me to realize that this camp is something special. Rob and Christina added a lot of personal touches to this camp which truly made it a memorable experience – everything from inviting us into their home for a lovely welcome and farewell dinner to making an effort to run and connect with each participant every day – The running locations were spectacular with different distances and difficulty options to meet each participant’s ability and expectations, and the picnics at the end of every run were definitely one of the highlights each day – cold drinks and beer, a delicious spread and even impromptu guitar performances by some of the amazing volunteers and guides. Rob’s generous sponsors also spoiled us with a truckload of awesome swag! All and all this the camp was a five star experience. The camp group was also amazing, I made a whole bunch of new friends. I enjoyed the camp so much that I’m heading back for the fall camp in October to experience it all over again!” Tia – Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Summer 2017

“Rob’s camp transported me from a mom of three young daughters to an athlete training with the professional and elite. The experience was unheralded and Rob and his team meticulously covered every aspect of camp with challenging and breathtaking runs, great food, and a team of guides that inspired me to run harder and to be a better person in a life. Maybe it was because it was the weekend of the Grammy awards, but Flagstaff and Rob Krar really rolled out the red carpet for us! Thank you!” Patty – Bellevue, WA

“If you enjoy trail running then attending the Rob Krar Ultra Camp should be #1 on your bucket list. From Rob and Christina’s warmth, hospitality and friendship, to running world class scenic trails with Rob, Christina and their friends, to amazing post run picnics, to inspirational afternoon guest speakers and ending with wonderful dinner get togethers, there is not a minute of each and every day that you won’t enjoy. I cannot think of any running experience I have had over the last decade that comes close to the pure enjoyment and inspiration that I found at this year’s RKUC. Thank you Rob, Christina, Mike, Sara, AJW, Shannon and all your friends for all you did for me and those that attended this year’s RKUC.” Steve – Buckhorn, Ontario

“I signed up to do the RKUC for very selfish reasons. I just started to trail run more seriously 7 months before arriving the the camp and wanted to improve on my running and ask Rob every question I could about his experience with running. Little did I know what I really signed up for. I walked out of this camp a better person and gaining a new family of friends. Flagstaff is one of the most beautiful places on the earth and getting to see everything that I did was remarkable. Rob and his crew did a fantastic job at planning every detail, and I mean EVERY detail. From the newsletters, the first day’s meeting, to the food, to the trips and dinners, and being VERY accommodating to every ones needs with traveling and food restrictions. His sponsors were very gracious to us and supported our trip with the best swag. The crew and volunteers did a fantastic job at spreading themselves out amongst all the paces for running and shared their experiences in not only their running history but their life. This was an experience of a lifetime. It’s more than a running camp. Did I learn more about running and did I get to run every day? Of course! Did I think I was going to walk away a better person? No, but I did. You’ll get to meet literally the coolest, most down to earth best runners who are excited to be sharing this week with you. Soak it all in.” Jessica – Roseville, CA

“How does one adequately describe the Rob Krar camp? For me, this experience was life changing. The last four and half years have been roller coaster of events for me. Between both parents passing away and going through a divorce after 19 years I turned to running to cope. Running saved my life but trail running put me on the right path. Every day was spectacular but climbing to 12000 feet was truly the highlight for me. The camp should also be titled a food camp. The food was just phenomenal. Outside of the awesome couple of Rob and Christina, the friends and family that support the camp is mind boggling. Not only do you get to run with some of the best athletes in the world you also get to connect with some of the best people in the world. The friendships I have made while attending this camp will last a lifetime. So much I have plans with some of the campers to do a 6 day stage race called TransRockies. Of the many great speeches during the camp one of them that was given really moved me; “With patience persistence and faith one can accomplish many things…. even change the world. There are so many amazing things that I could say about this camp that it is difficult to condense them into a few sentences. Rob has my contact information and I would love to share my experience with anyone if you have questions about the camp. I will never be able to repay the experience that I had at the Rob Krar camp as it was beyond words. Just try to pay it forward.” Lanier – Birmingham, AL

“I am very fortunate that my employer, The San Francisco Marathon, sent me to the Rob Krar Ultra Camp in the effort to continuing my education as a running coach for their training program. What I have learned and experienced at Rob’s camp has far surpassed any expectations I held previous. I expected to learn how to be a better runner, but came away with so much more. Although I did come back a better runner, I didn’t expect to progress in such an intimate and inspiring environment, which Rob’s camp offered. While running with Rob Krar and Stephanie Howe-Violett, they answered my questions and shared their experiences and techniques. I took in what they said, processed it, and returned the next day with follow up questions. How cool is that? Stephanie also gave an amazing presentation about nutrition for endurance athletes, followed by a Q & A session. I cannot overstate the amazing runs that Rob and Mike planned. Not only were they beautiful and challenging, but Rob made sure that the all runners felt completely supported. There were guides from the Flagstaff running community that were immensely friendly and supportive. The schedule was precise, yet flexible so that we never felt rushed nor bored. Each of group runs accommodated all levels of runners at the camp; everyone was a part of the group. Thanks to the Rob Krar Ultra Camp, I have learned a lot about running, strength training, stretching, and nutrition to rely back to my trainees. Further, I returned with a lot of newfound love for trail running. Being at the Rob Krar Ultra Camp reminded me of why trail running is such a huge part of my life: the people we meet, and the places we go.” Erica – Hayward, CA

“Attending Rob Krar Ultra Camp has been one of the best decisions I’ve made not only in regards to my running career but also my life in general. Everything was perfectly coordinated from the second I stepped foot off the plane in Flagstaff. The hotel was centrally located so taking a walk into town and visiting local coffee shops, restaurants, and stores was a breeze. It was an awesome way to get a taste of the Flagstaff community as a whole. Every person who helped with camp activities was absolutely spectacular. I met some of the nicest and most genuine people during my week stay at camp. The runs themselves were spectacular. The guides promised they would get better each day and they did not disappoint! We managed to do everything from hitting 12,000 ft peaks to running through a beautiful aspen forest. On top of having these mind blowing runs we also met runners like Chris Vargo, Stephanie Howe, Ian Torrence, and Andy Jones-Wilkins. I have absolutely every intention of returning to camp next year and hope to see the amazing friends I made this year for round two of Rob Krar Ultra Camp!” Kaitlyn – Brighton, MA

“Sure, I’m inspired to improve and go longer, but more importantly, I’m driven to be healthier, have more balance, learn patience, appreciate what’s around me, and give back to this awesome community. Who would have thought a week at ‘running camp’ could have such a profound impact?” Taylor – Washington D.C.

“The fall retreat exceeded every expectation I had. I arrived needing a good break from work and looking forward to a chance to explore the Flagstaff area, spend time with like-minded folks, and learn from the best. Of course the trails and runs were spectacular, especially in the height of fall colors, but what I didn’t anticipate was the incredible warmth, generosity and graciousness of our hosts: Rob, Christina, and the guides that joined us each day of the camp. Everyone involved in the camp was invested in our experience, and their effort showed in the individual attention we received, the care and time they spent preparing fantastic meals, their flawless logistics and execution, the amazing support from the sponsors, and most importantly, in the relationships they helped to foster. Rob, Christina and their crew have created a very comfortable and supportive environment that enabled each of us to get what we needed from our time at the camp. I have recommended the retreat to every one of my running friends and would not hesitate to attend again. Great job!” Chad ‑ Richland, WA

“What a magical experience! The surroundings were breathtaking. Each run had amazing guides to ensure runners followed the trails and were happy and safe along the way. Post-run picnics where you could savor the run, enjoy camaraderie amongst fellow campers and guides, and eat yummy food. Dinner and drinks every night at Flagstaff’s best restaurants and at Rob’s home. We were well fed campers! The hotel was a great place to rest in between runs and events/dinners with full breakfast every morning. Plenty of time to connect with fellow campers! Couldn’t have dreamt up a better trip and experience! Thank you so much to Rob and friends!” Jamie ‑ Fort Mill, SC


$1,550/person for private room

$1,350/person for shared room*

A non-refundable deposit of $400 due at registration.

Balance of the registration fee is due May 30th, 2019, four weeks prior to the start of the camp. If registering after May 30th, full payment is required.

*Upon completion of your registration, we will ask if you’re interested in sharing a room with a pre-determined roommate or one that we may be able to pair you with. Once your roommate is confirmed, we will refund the $200 difference for a shared room.


All meals (excluding alcohol at restaurants) beginning with dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Saturday.

All transportation during camp. Campers are responsible for arrival and departure from The Green Bridge Inn.

Four nights accommodation at The Green Bridge Inn checking in Thursday June 27th and checking out Monday July 1st.

Generous gear and swag from many of Rob’s sponsors and supporters including The North Face, Flora Health, Nathan Hydration and Smartwool.

Once-in-a-lifetime experience running the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.


To allow us to provide an intimate and personal experience to every camper, the 2019 Summer RKUC/TRR camp will be limited to 11 guests. Registration requests after the camp reaches capacity will be placed on a waitlist in case of cancellations.


While deposits are non-refundable, if your plans change and you won’t be able to join us after you’ve registered, let us know as soon as possible and we’ll be happy to refund any payments made, MINUS the $400 non-refundable deposit.



We reserve the right to cancel the camp due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to natural disasters, forest fires, and U.S. Forest Service forest closures due to dry conditions. In this rare case payments will be refunded, MINUS the $400 non-refundable deposit.

We reserve the right to cancel the camp if 7 or fewer registrants are received by May 30th, 2019, one month prior to the start of the camp. In this case all payments INCLUDING the $400 non-refundable deposit will be refunded. Please keep this in mind when planning and booking travel. We will notify you as soon as the minimum number of registrants is met.