Gritchicks
BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Retreat

May 4-7, 2023
70% FULL!

Get back to YOU

“Everything is so big—the sky, the mountains, the wind-swept flatlands—it sinks into you, it shapes your body and your dreams.”

–Christopher Paolini
 

Bridget, Laney & I cannot wait to share this magical adventure with you.

xx Jen

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We are family

From the moment you walk in the door at our retreats, you are family.

 

Every choice we make, down to the properties we host our retreats in, is centered around this simple truth.

This is a space to feel comfortable being 100% YOU. Acceptance, encouragement, support and inspiration are the hallmarks of GritChicks Retreats.

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Downtime to just BE

When we're not exploring the trails, enjoy the gorgeous Montana property, hang out with the girls, take time to yourself to read a book or even nap!

 

At GritChicks Retreats, we strive to find a balance between activity and rest, so you have time to recharge, recenter and let go of life's stressors for a while.

There is nothing you "have to" do. This is YOUR retreat.

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Gorgeous Accommodations

What began as a way to keep costs lower has turned into one of the highlights of our retreats. Enjoy a shared king, queen, or comfy group bunk room. (Rooms w/ queen or king bed shared only by ladies attending together.) (One private room w/ shared hall bath is available)

See photos below.

 Register early for first choice of room type.

WHAT ARE GRITCHICKS RETREATS?

Grit Chicks retreats are small group running/hiking, yoga and outdoor adventure-based getaways for women. We've designed these retreats to be a relaxed, fun place for women to come together and share their passion for movement, adventure and self-discovery in a space that is separate from our everyday lives and responsibilities. A space where we can just BE for a few days, to quiet the chatter of all our daily responsibilities for a few days, so we can hear what our hearts are trying to tell us.

Grit Chicks Retreats are a chance for women to step a little outside of their comfort zones by trying new things, while also taking time to clear our minds, refocus and explore our true power. All while creating lifelong memories with friends, old and new.

PLEASE NOTE: While our retreats include a walking/hiking group option for women who prefer not to run, the hikes can often be still strenuous and involve a significant amount of elevation gain. (balanced by a heathy dose of relaxation, I promise;) ) By attending, you agree that you are physically healthy, willing and able to participate in strenuous hikes.

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WHAT GRIT CHICKS RETREATS ARE NOT

GritChicks Retreats are NOT running technique camps or training camps, fitness bootcamps or nutritional retreats, and no "official" advice will be given with regard to running, fitness or nutrition. (Though we are certainly open to sharing and brainstorming ideas and experiences!)

Grit Chicks Retreats are not "luxury" retreats. We know women tend to put our own desires on the back burner to care for others, so our goal is to make the retreats as affordable as possible, to make the decision to spend money on yourself guilt-free! To that end, we offer shared sleeping spaces in beautiful properties (private bedrooms may be available at additional charge) instead of private hotel rooms. And be prepared to throw together a wrap of your choice for lunch or join the group in a "make-your-own" pizza night or something similar! 

One of our areas of consistent positive feedback is the lack of pressure on our retreats. At Grit Chicks Retreats, we believe life is structured enough, so we keep a very relaxed schedule. If adhering to a strict schedule appeals to you, our retreats would not be a good fit.

We set the basic activities for each day (i.e. 1 group run or hike, 1 group yoga session & one group activity), and let the rest unfold as our participants desire. We have found that some groups like more downtime, some like extra yoga sessions, some even like to explore the local shopping! This is YOUR retreat, and we are here to customize it as much as possible. The last thing we want is for you to feel like you have tight deadlines and expectations like in "real" life.

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Christine N.
Chincoteague '21 & '22

"I was hesitant at first to sign up for something that I knew little to nothing about. Something compelled me to sign up, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! The weekend was relaxing yet challenging, and the group was so supportive. I feel I have made lifelong friends and it will be a weekend I will look back on for years to come."

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Chandra C.
Colorado '21

"It was so far out of my comfort zone but I knew it could be magical and it was! I laughed til I cried, and connected with other women from all over the country. I challenged myself physically and just got away from it all and had time to connect with myself. I highly recommend a GritChicks Retreat! You will never be the same!"

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Kim S.
Sedona '21 & Zion '22

I attended the Sedona Retreat with my daughter. The scenery, energy and healing Sedona offered was surreal.

I also had the pleasure to get to know and spend time with some of the most encouraging, supportive and inspirational women I have ever met.

I am looking forward to more Grit Chicks Retreats in my future.

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Kelsey J.
Zion '22

We had women from all over the country, of all ages, interests, abilities & backgrounds.  

The level of support and respect between so many women was empowering. We shared, listened, encouraged & laughed with each other. It was the perfect amount of time but we also didn't want the trip to end.

I'm already looking forward to my next GritChicks Retreat."

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Jen Labesky

GRITCHICKS®️ FOUNDER 

Jen is a wife, mom, author & founder of GritChicks. She discovered running 9 years ago at the age of 40 and has since completed distances through 50 miles.

 

Through running, she overcame a congenital back disorder & found the limitless strength of the female body & spirit.

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Bridget Lorentz

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Bridget & Jen have been friends for two decades, since living in Colorado & have shared many adventures, including rock climbing in Thailand!

Bridget is a wife & mom of two, yoga instructor, handstander, limit pusher & laugh lover.

(& all-around beautiful soul xx Jen)

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Laney Kerstetter

ENDURANCE & TRAIL RUNNING SPECIALIST

Laney is a wife, mother of two, avid trail runner & adventure seeker. She has been a runner since high school, has completed several 100 milers & is considering training for a 200 mile adventure! When not running, she enjoys backpacking, craft beer, photography & knitting!

your gritchicks bozeman retreat guidEs:

retreat details

Grit Chicks bozeman Retreat Pricing 

 

$1399.00 per person

 

If you prefer to pay in three installments of $495, please click here to contact us directly

to make arrangements so we can hold your spot!

(As with full payments, all installment payments are non-refundable

(except for COVID exception described below.))

 

Registration fee includes:

3 nights accommodations

All in-house meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages

(3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners and snacks)

Daily group yoga sessions

Group hikes and/or runs based on your preference

**With the terrain and higher elevation, runs will be easy paced, 5-6 miles at the most. Hikes will be shorter.

All group activities

Transportation to & from all group activities

Super sweet swag bag full of surprises!

  

What's NOT included:

 

Retreat Price does NOT include air or land transportation to or from the property. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is approximately 10 minutes away, and Uber and Lyft both serve the area, if you prefer not to rent a car. (Most ladies don't rent a car, as we provide transportation to all retreat activities once you arrive at the property.)

While all "in-house" meals are included, if the group decides to have any meals and/or snacks out at restaurants, those will be the participant's responsibility.

Trip insurance is not included, but recommended.

 

*IMPORTANT!! All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE (See COVID exception below) unless we are able to fill your spot through the waiting list.

Please consider this before registering!

We encourage you to consider travel/trip insurance.

 

COVID-19 MODIFICATION TO THIS POLICY: Your safety is our #1 concern. If we are forced to postpone or cancel due to COVID restrictions (as was the case for our April 2020 Colorado retreat), we will refund your registration fee, or you can choose to apply it to a future retreat!  

(Please note - Your comfort and safety are our top priorities. If inclement weather or other issues beyond our control become a factor, we will modify activities accordingly.)

Feel free to email with any questions!

Logistics:

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4

The property is approximately a 10 minute drive from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Uber and Lyft both serve the area if you prefer not to rent a car to get to the property. (Most ladies don't rent a car, as we provide transportation to all our group activities once you arrive at the property. This is totally up to you!) 

Check-out is roughly 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7. 

 

Room options:

Register early for first choice of rooms/beds (select room choice during registration)

**Groups of 3+, please email me for room options!

For ladies attending solo, we have one private room or a 6 person bunk room with a shared hall bathroom. 

For ladies attending with a friend, we have shared King and Queen bedrooms with shared hall bathrooms and two king "suites" with private bath. (King and queen beds shared only by ladies attending together.)

Please email us with any questions. If you are attending with a friend, please register on the same day & send me an email so we make sure to room you together!

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Frequently asked questions

is it ok for me to come by myself?

YES! Many of the ladies who attend our retreats come alone! The bonds and friendships that form at our retreats continue even after the retreat ends!

do i need to be an experienced runner to attend?

None of our retreats require running experience, as we always accommodate a walking/hiking group on all our retreats for those who prefer not to run!

However please be aware that the hikes can be technical and include a lot of elevation gain, so by registering, you are asserting that you are physically able and willing to tackle such technical hikes.

what if i want alone time during the retreat?

There is nothing on our retreats that you "have to" do. Everything is there for you to enjoy, but YOU get to choose what's right for you. Time alone? No problem! Time with the group? We're here and we love you! This is YOUR retreat. There are no "musts." Life is "must-y" enough. xx

what is the refund policy?

Due to the small group nature of our retreats, refunds will not be available unless we are able to fill your spot. If you are unable to attend, contacting us sooner rather than later will increase the chance of a refund. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. We highly suggest trip insurance should this be a concern.

COVID-19 MODIFICATION TO THIS POLICY: Your safety is our #1 concern. If we make the decision to postpone or cancel for this reason (as was the case for our April 2020 Colorado retreat), we will refund your registration fee, or you can choose to apply it to a future retreat!

What's included?

Retreat price includes 3 nights' accommodations, all "in house" lunches & dinners, continental breakfasts, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group yoga sessions & hikes and transportation to and from group activities during the retreat.

what's not included

Price does NOT include air or land transportation to or from the property. 

While all "in-house" meals are included, if the group decides to have any meals and/or snacks out at restaurants, those will be the participant's responsibility.

Trip insurance is not included, but recommended.

other questions

Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!