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Lebanon, PA

Friday, August 20th to Sunday, August 22nd.


Join us for an amazing weekend!

We have a perfect weekend of running, coaching, and informative seminars planned. Make unforgettable memories with other runners like you.

Join RUN717 coaches and local fitness experts as we host an amazing weekend running retreat in Lebanon, PA.

The retreat will be held at Gretna Glen and Retreat Center. We will have access to the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, as well as Governor Dick Park. With over 15 miles of trails, there is something for runners of all levels.

RUN717 Running Retreat Details

WHEN? August 20th-August 22nd

COST? $330 All inclusive

Where? Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center Lebanon, PA


The Raab Retreat Lodge was designed to provide a peaceful, comfortable atmosphere any time of the year. Each room has bunks for eight people. There are four bunk rooms with two bathrooms on the lower level and two bunk rooms with two individual bathrooms on the upper level. The grand meeting room has a floor to ceiling stone fireplace will seat 40-50 people. A kitchenette that includes a microwave, refrigerator and sink is located just off the meeting room. Air conditioned for your comfort.

Training and Experience

Running locations and times will be scheduled to accomodate your training. We’ll have athletes running from 3-20 miles during the weekend depending on their goal race distance and current fitness. 

If you need help determining what would be best for you, we can help. This ensures that your runs while at the retreat fit perfectly with your fall racing plans. 

All speeds and experience levels are welcome. As you know, we don’t care how fast or slow you are, we just want you to have fun and run well! I guarantee you will have someone to run with and make new friends the entire weekend.

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Food will be provided for you. A light breakfast of coffee, bagels and bars will be available before our long run on Saturday. All other meals will be provided by the Gretna Glen. We will also have snacks available throughout the day at the lodge, but you are free to bring your own as well.

If you have dietary restrictions, we will collect this information when we take the final payment and we will accomodate anything you need.


We’ve put together an amazing itinerary that will be an awesome balance of hard running, recovery and strength sessions, coaching and learning opportunities, and of course, free time to relax.

Check in is Friday at 4 pm. We will kick off the retreat with a run of 3-6 miles (but you can go longer or shorter if needed). Before each run we will have a dynamic warm-up session (teaching you how to do each move) and after the runs we will have active stretching sessions. We will then have dinner in the dining hall followed by a seminar. The evening ends with s’mores around the campfire to get to know each other.

Breakfast Saturday will be in the lodge so we can get an early start for our longer run. This can be done exploring Governor Dick Park or on the Lebanon Rail Trail. We will return to the lodge for showers and lunch (dinig hall), followed by lectures on nutrition, sports psychology, trail running, and injury prevention/strength and of course solo time for you to nap and relax. Saturday evening after dinner you have the option of going on a second run or a hike.

Sunday morning breakfast will be served in the dining hall, so you can sleep in a bit! Late morning we will hit the trails again, followed by the recovery seminar. Lunch will be provided and camp ends at 2 pm.

This exact itinerary will be posted shortly and is subject to change.

Click here to read about each presenter: Brenda Hodge (RUN717 Coach and Retreat Director), Scott McGeary (Physical Therapist with Pivot), Courtney Hager (Registered Dietician with DoFoodRight), Katie O’Regan (Experienced Trail Runner), Shannon Mulcahy (Mulcahy Performance Consulting), and Andrew MacNeil (Cross Country and Track Coach for Cornwall-Lebanon School District).


Retreat is limited to 40 athletes – secure your spot today!

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