Get back to YOU
GritChicks Retreats are a time for YOU... to let everything go for a few days, explore your true power & create lifelong memories with new friends.
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See below for details, dates & locations.
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 still be strenuous and involve a significant amount of elevation gain. (balanced by a heathy dose of relaxation, we promise;) ) By attending, you agree that you are physically healthy, willing and able to participate in strenuous hikes.
WHAT GRITCHICKS RETREATS ARE NOT
Grit Chicks 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 on some retreats) 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 or taco bar 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.
The structure, cost and duration of each retreat vary by location, and specific details will be posted on each retreat's page. Please see location-specific page and FAQ's below for more details, and be sure to subscribe below to be notified as new retreats are added!
Come recharge with us!
Chincoteague '20 & '21
"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."
"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!"
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.
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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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 are the accommodation options
Room options vary by retreat. Please see specific retreat page for details
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!
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.
how much does it cost to attend?
Retreat price varies by retreat. Please see specific retreat page for price.
Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!