Disconnect from the stress of everyday life and develop your running in a beautiful mountain setting.

These running camps are held in the foothills of the Montseny mountain range just outside the village of Santa Maria de Palautordera – an ideal setting to disconnect from the stress of your everyday life, and enjoy running to the fullest.

Runners will enjoy every aspect of their stay; they will experience memorable training runs, and will leave with a totally new approach to successful and enjoyable running, while having also enjoyed the rest and relaxation time to the full.


Long-term healthy running:

To help all runners reach their maximum potential and their goals without injury or disappointment. Deals with psychological preparation, strategy, injury avoidance, nutrition, hydration, and the importance of rest and recuperation, while teaching each person to begin learning how to listen to his/her body. Develop running and health so it benefits your life and improves your physical and mental health and your professional performance.

Does this fit my ability and ambition?

• Minimum running requirement: can easily run over 15 km.

• Maximum running requirement: no maximum, all levels will benefit.

• What kind of runners? 
Runners who want to develop their running for racing, health, and personal benefits are all welcome and will all gain from Essential Running Camp.

• Suitable for middle, distance, and ultra runners.

• A great complementary fit for road runners and perfect fine-tuning for mountain runners (terrain is mountain terrain, but road runners will be able to fully enjoy and benefit from the training runs as there are 2-3 different training groups daily depending on runners’ abilities).

Running Routes

The order and choice of the training sessions are subject to change depending on weather conditions and runner’s levels. Most running 
routes have a shorter option. Routes will be discussed and chosen according to the needs of the group. Routes may include:

Possible routes

• Routes of 10-30 km (depending on each runner’s level)

• Turo de L’ Home Peak

• Les Agudes Peak

• Night trainings

• Mountain tracks

• Adventure runs

• Trail and road running

• Flat routes also available

Theory Sessions

• Introduction/Orientation

• Personal Excellence

• Base Training

• Mental Preparation

• Top Strategy

• Nutrition, Hydration, & Supplementation

• Pitfalls in Sports

Wonderful stay in spectacular unspoilt location

7 days and 7 nights all-inclusive training camp (airfares not included) in a peaceful country home with theory sessions, guided training routes, superb local meals, and tourism.

Can’t make the 2015 summer dates? Please consult the website or contact us directly for other dates and locations for 2015 and 2016 dates.

Essential Running and Essential Endurance camps are not for absolute beginners – if you are looking for a beginner’s running camp, please contact us for details of beginner’s courses and camps in Spain.

What’s included?

• Comfortable single rooms or shared rooms in large house with garden and a private swimming pool

• Welcome gift – official t-shirt & notebook

• Orientation session on mountain safety, stretching, blister prevention, equipment etc

• Daily guided morning training session for mid-level and advanced runners

• Daily afternoon theory sessions

• Special recuperation sessions

• All necessary printed training material

• Homemade abundant breakfast buffet with local specialties

• Picnic lunches & fresh fruit daily

• Afternoon tea/coffee with homemade cakes or cookies

• Abundant evening meal – healthy Greek specialties

• Goodbye party

• Goodbye gift – finisher’s t-shirt

• Diploma

• Airport or train station pick up & delivery & all transport during the stay


  • Transport to and from Barcelona or Girona airport will be arranged for participants travelling from overseas.
  • Participants arriving from Spain can be collected from Barcelona or Girona, or from the local Train Station: Palautordera (Cercanias line L2)
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Spain.


  • Abundant, healthy, and delicious international cuisine all prepared from fresh local produce. Menus are designed for optimum health and enjoyment.

For further information call 
+34 692 099 875 / +34 618 270 122 or email

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