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5/13/15 | Eric Orton Camp


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  Anna Cole

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Hosts Premier Running Adventure:
Eric Orton's Mountain Running Academy with Special Guest, Christopher McDougall, Born to Run Author.

(Teton Village, WY, May 13, 2015) - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to team up with world renowned running coach and Marmot Athlete Eric Orton and slopeside lodging partners Teton Mountain Lodge and Hotel Terra to host the second year of Eric Orton's Mountain Running Academy. 

These multiday running camps based out of Teton Village combine mountain amenities, world class terrain, and a personalized approach to trail running and training to create an unforgettable experience.   Guests will spend the days exploring the endless terrain accessed from JHMR and relax in luxury by night.  Joining the August camp this year is bestselling author, Christopher McDougall, who will be hosting a public book signing and discussion at the Teton Mountain Lodge on Thursday, August 13th

"I am looking forward to offering this one-of-a-kind experience in the Tetons this summer,"  Orton stated. "This year marks the ten year anniversary of my coaching of Chris McDougall for the 50 mile race in the Copper Canyon that became the backdrop story for his landmark book, Born To Run.   I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to have Chris come visit and speak at the August camp.  I am really excited to be able to offer this exclusive experience to the campers and to the regional running community."

This running academy, set in the majestic Teton Mountain Range, provides every participant the opportunity to train, learn, explore, and discover what is possible with personalized coaching by Eric Orton, the Born To Run coach, and author of The Cool Impossible.  Eric's creative and unique coaching format will challenge every camper, allowing them to progress at their own level of ability within a fun, inclusive group and team environment.    Rounding out the three-day camp are great lodging and spa options, delicious group meals provided by Teton Mountain Lodge and Hotel Terra, and special gifts from camp sponsor, Marmot®.

Eric Orton Mountain Running Academy Details:
August 13 -15th, 2015
Cost: $699 for three day camp, Click here to book
Book with Hotel Terra or Teton Mountain Lodge, with packaged pricing for camp, four nights lodging and breakfast  starting at $1,848 at Hotel Terra and $1,944 at Teton Mountain Lodge. 

Who it's for
: The August camp is specifically designed for runners of all abilities who are looking to gain the skills and foundation to tackle their first marathon.  This camp is also a great opportunity for racers and non-racers looking to experience trail running and to learn the fundamentals of "strength running" to transform their running technique. 

For tentative schedules, click here

About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, located in Teton Village, WY is a year-round adventure outpost with an amazing array of summer activities.   Experience the many activities of the Grand Adventure Park including aAerial Adventure Course and NEW Drop Tower, downhill mountain biking park, access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails, or try tandem paragliding, horseback riding, guided rock climbing, kids programs, outdoor concerts and more - all just ONE mile from Grand Teton National Park.

About Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Located slopeside at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the LEED-Silver Certified Hotel Terra Jackson Hole provides a contemporary approach to eco-mountain luxury with sustainable practices and a vibrant atmosphere to create an exceptional experience for their guests.  While Hotel Terra's spirited team invites destination travelers and outdoor adventurers to "play like a local" during any season, this picturesque and pristine mountain environment also inspires much needed rest, relaxation and an unforgettable lasting mountain getaway.

About Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond, award-winning property in Teton Village, combines quiet elegance with the warmth and rustic details of a quintessential Jackson Hole lodge.  The Lodge has every amenity for the adventure traveler looking for a luxurious mountain haven.   With five hot tubs, two pools and an expansive fitness center, the award winning Solitude Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a day of skiing or hiking.  The Lodge is also home to Spur Restaurant & Bar, with Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys, named Best Chef in Jackson five years in a row

About Eric Orton
Eric Orton is a performance guru and innovative running coach, world renowned for training a wide spectrum of athletes, from recreational runners to competitive age groupers to elite ultra marathoners, as well as racing competitively, himself, at most every distance from 100 meters to 36 hours in length. Based in the adventure paradise of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the last few years he achieved international acclaim with the bestselling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen as the coach of its author Christopher McDougall.  In 2013, Eric authored his own book, The Cool Impossible to enable people at any fitness level to become strong, fast, healthy runners who can challenge themselves to their own Cool Impossible by dreaming beyond fear and living beyond limits. Eric uses his passions for adventure, participation, and health to explore the unlimited possibilities of the body and mind.

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