Join fellow trail runners for a jam packed day full of fitness, learning, and fun

Leave with a renewed vision and resolve to be a better, more balanced runner!

The day's activities, information, and free swag are worth way more than the cost of this camp! Don't miss out! 


Debbie will be joined by her coach, Al Lyman, to co-host this day camp. They'll do their utmost to ensure EVERY attendee emerges as a smarter, reinvigorated runner equipped with the tools needed to become stronger, faster, and more resilient, ready to increase their trail running FUN and unleash their highest running potential! 

Debbie Livingston

Mom, Wife, Elite Ultra-Runner, Coach, Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Race Director, Passionate Trail Steward 

Coach Al Lyman, CSCS

Co-Owner and Head Coach of Pursuit Athletic Performance and Pursuit Fitness (pictured here with Deb!)

Please Note: This camp is primarily for novice to intermediate runners of any age who want to learn more, share, and have fun!


WHO: This 1-day camp is primarily for novice to intermediate level runners who want to learn more about trail running, share and HAVE FUN!
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016; 9am to 7pm
WHERE: The camp will be located in beautiful East Haddam CT (centrally located and close to Rt. 9). Directions will be forwarded to you upon registration.

 in your camp costs are all activities, a healthy lunch & dinner, free swag, and more value and benefit to your training than can ossibly be listed here!

Space for this camp/retreat is LIMITED! - Sign Up NOWFirst come, first served!

TESTIMONIALS from some of our 2015 Campers

I had the true pleasure of joining an amazing group of individuals for a full day of the recent trail running camp at Camp Haven. I went into this day with very little knowledge about trail running but left with an abundant amount of tips about a wide range of topics from technical/form on the trail to proper gear and foot care to developing fundamental core strength to avoid injury. The information was delivered in a fun and open format and being able to get out on the trail several times to work on some of the aspects of trail running was fantastic. Both Coach Al and Deb are a phenomenal source of experience, knowledge and inspiration. There also could not have been a more perfect setting for this camp. The environment truly led to a more enriching experience. I left that day with a new appreciation for trail running and a new found passion for a sport I knew very little about. I only wish I could have stayed thru the entire camp. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone interested in trail running and look forward to the next one! Well run, great people, fantastic environment and the best coaches out there (Al and Deb)!! I can't thank the two of them enough!!
-Kim Chemacki

If you love trail running like I do, I challenge you to find a better way to spend a weekend than with Coach Al Lyman and elite athlete Debbie Livingston. Two of the nicest people you could ever meet, both with huge amounts of practical advice to share on all things trail running. From tips on running technique, nutrition and gear, to lots of wisdom to incorporate in to your own training. All that and still time for making friends and of course miles of trail running in the beautiful Cockaponset State Forest.
I’m so glad I got to be a part of it! Thank you Al and Debbie!

- Toby Morgan

Attending Cedar Lake Trail Running Camp was absolutely the best thing I have ever done.  I learned about trail running, I learned about integrating a multi-disciplined approach to training and I came away from this experience able to take a good look at myself and my life in relation to my goals and with real building blocks for a plan of action.  The icing on the cake was doing this in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Coach Al & Debbie are approachable athletic professionals offering a wealth of knowledge and the unique ability to help guide positive motivation for any athlete, regardless of where you are at in your training. Lastly, I had such a fun time, made new like minded friends and had some great laughs! Don't hesitate to take advantage of this unique and valuable experience!
- Lara Oh

I attended the retreat as part of my preparation for my first Ultra Marathon. The amount of information on the topic is staggering (and at times contradictory!) so I took advantage of the chance to spend a weekend learning from and practicing  trail running with elite endurance athletes. I was impressed with the depth and breadth of the information offered, as well as the individual attention and suggestions given to each participant. I highly recommend investing in the Trail Running Weekend Retreat. 
- Will Ledwith 


Some of our planned activities
(subject to change)

Saturday, October 22, 2016
 *Trail Running on beautiful and varied single track.
*Mental training that is critical to successful trail running and racing.
*Yoga for runners.
*Nutrition for daily training and racing.
*Free products and swag.
*Strength & core training (including kettlebell!) for trail running.
*Technical trail running skill practice including trail-specific form drills.

*Have fun with like-minded individuals and get inspired!


Thanks to these companies and organizations
for helping to make this camp possible!




Frequently Asked Questions

What should you plan on bringing?

*Running sneakers (gaiters if you have them and like to use them).
*1 pair of hang-out shoes.
*Running clothes and some hang-out "comfy" clothes.
*Water bottle.
*Your smile and positive attitude!

What is the primary goal of the day?

The biggest priority is to have fun! Bring your sense of humor and a smile. The next biggest priorities are to learn and do some training too.

Will there be different run groups depending upon ability level?

All runners will be taken care of - we have a no drop policy which basically means everyone will have a group to run with.

What kind of weather should you expect?

Early summer in Connecticut is beautiful, and can be hot or cool. It could also be rainy. You just never know, its "New England." Check the forecast and be ready for anything.