NC High Country

trail camp


Sally McRae


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Come join Tanawha Adventures and professional ultrarunner and coach Sally McRae from October 13th-17th, 2020 for an epic five day Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Running experience in Western North Carolina.  Based out of Camp Grier, runs will take you past gorgeous waterfalls, through forest of a kaleidoscope of colors, and past pristine high elevation balds and rocky summits.  A typical day will start with a healthy, locally sourced, breakfast and a short pre-run meeting. Each run will be approximately 8-11 miles in length with anywhere between 1,500 - 2,500 ft of elevation gain over varied terrain.  Runs will finish with a picnic lunch. The afternoons will include a variety of activities including: workshops, site seeing, and relaxing at camp.  Exciting evening activities will include special events, campfires, beer, and dining together at some of the best restaurants/breweries in Asheville and the surrounding area.



Date: October 13th-17th, 2021


Is This Camp a Good Fit For Me?

  • Trail runners of varying abilities are welcome to the camp.

  • Pacers/Guides are provided for each run to accommodate varying paces; however, this is NOT a hiking camp.  If you're still unsure about pace, please contact us directly and we can help you decide.

  • This is not a "Hell Week" style fitness camp; however, we would like you to arrive to camp ready to run 8-11 miles each day with roughly 1500-2500 feet of gain. 

  • Please do not arrive injured out of respect for yourself and others.

  • Our goal for each run is to show you some of the most beautiful trails in Western North Carolina. You can expect varying terrain; rocky and smooth terrain, single-track, mud, jaw-dropping views, technicolor landscapes, and much more!

  • Camp sits at roughly 1600 feet, but most of our runs will be spent between an elevation of 4500-6700 feet. You might feel slightly affected by the thinner air.

Arrival and Departure

Check in at camp is from 12 - 3pm on Wednesday, October 13th. Runners can fly into Asheville Regional Airport and a complimentary shuttle from the airport to camp will run at 2 pm.  Please plan your flights accordingly. Runs and all other activities will begin at 4pm on October 13th and wrap up the morning of the 17th. Runners can plan to fly out the afternoon of Sunday, October 17th with shuttles from camp to the airport leaving at 10am.  Check out for all runners is at 10am.  


A healthy breakfast bar each morning, gourmet picnic lunches, and evening dinners out on the town are all provided. In addition, cabins will be stocked with snacks, beer, waters, and hydrating beverages in the kitchen.


Our base will be at beautiful Camp Grier in Old Fort, NC.  This is cabin style lodging with up to one roommate in a comfortable room with bed linens and towels provided. The lodge is designed with common bath facilities, kitchen and lounge space.




  • Registration - $1,695

  • A $600 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  The remaining balance is due by August 15th, 2021.

Included in Your Registration

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights Lodging

  • Ground Transportation (to and from the airport; and to all camp activities/runs)

  • All meals, including dinners out on the town (alcohol not included)

  • Workshops

  • Guided Runs/Coaching by Sally McRae

  • Special Guest Speaker: Rafal Nazar, Sports Nutrition Scientist and Creator of Spring Energy will be doing a workshop

  • Specially planned evening events

  • $800+ worth of incredible swag from sponsors 

  • Amazing Blue Ridge Mountain scenery 

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to share trails with amazing folks in a beautiful location on gorgeous trails while learning invaluable tips on how to become a stronger more balanced runner

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