We are really excited to launch this camp with Tom and Rach from RNE. The Atlas Mountains has always been a place we have wanted to run. Steeped in history and culture, Morocco offers a whole new experience. We head to the small village of Imlil in the high Atlas Mountains, sitting at 1,800m (5,900ft) above sea level. Imlil is the gateway to the highest peak in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal at 4,167m. The mountainous terrain offers a different experience to the more popular alpine destinations. Wind your way through ancient berber settlements, whilst soaking up the insane views to Mt Toubkal, this will be an experience you will not forget.
Maverick Race have once again teamed up with GB Ultra Runner Tom Payn and his partner in crime Rachel Bonn Payn - both exceptional runners and veterans of UTMB and other mountain races. They also organise their own retreats, so have vast experience running in the Atlas Mountains. Please check out the RunNamasteEat website to get more info on them. Running is in their blood and with extensive knowledge of all the camp locations, they are the best guides to lead you on this amazing adventure.
Pre camp Tom and Rachel will be taking you on a journey; from a bespoke training plan before you arrive in Morocco to coaching you throughout the weekend. Once you come off the mountain they will offer you training tips and yoga sessions to help you develop, recover and relax ready for another adventure.
Camp Endeavour Morocco has been designed to challenge you therefore we do require you to have a competent level of fitness - this is for your enjoyment and the safety of others in the group. Once you have signed up we will be in touch with you to find out all of your personal requirements and your current running ability. This will help Tom and Rach develop your personalised training plan in the lead up to your trip to Morocco.
We want you to have a fantastic experience and in no way is this camp aimed at elite runners - it’s all about you. We want it to be fun - a trip that will leave you thinking about the mountains long after you return home.
Be quick, the camp is limited to 15 Spaces
Secure your place now for only a £275 deposit, with the £275 balance due 8 weeks prior to travelling. If you decide to withdraw all payments are non-refundable or transferable.
RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS & TRANSFER COSTS
Below are the flights we recommend you book for your trip to Morocco.
All flights are approx £200pp return.
Ryanair departs London Stansted on Friday: 06:10 - arriving Marrakech 09:45
Ryanair departs Marrakech on Monday: 10:10 - arriving London Stansted 13:50
EasyJet departs London Gatwick Friday: 06:05 - arriving Marrakech 10:05
EasyJet departs Marrakech Monday: 10:55 - arriving London Gatwick 14:30
Transfers to and from Marrakech Airport are all taken care of but we need you to be at Marrakech Airport by 10:30/11:00 on the Friday.
Riad Dar Imlil (1820m), just 60km from Marrakech, is situated in Imlil at the foot of Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
All rooms are shared on a twin or double basis.
What to expect once you have arrived at Riad Dar Imlil:
Breakfast - Fresh fruits, bread, pancakes and porridge.
Lunch & Dinner - Moroccan tagines and couscous dishes. Mostly the food is vegan based but meat can be added.
Snacks - locally grown nuts & dried fruits, apricots, watermelons, dates.
Fluids - Do not drink the tap water. There will be plenty of bottled water for you during your stay, there will also be as much mint tea as you can handle. If you want to bring a water filter bottle as an extra then please do.
What is included:
1: Airport transfers and full board accommodation
2: Pre & post run yoga sessions
3: Pre camp training plans from Tom and Rach
4: Bespoke hydration plan from PH
5: Camp goodie bag
6: Images from your trip
Please note the camp does not include flights.
What happens pre-trip?
Tom & Rachel from RunNamasteEat will contact you directly to establish your level and what you want from the trip. You will receive a personalised training plan one month from departure. You’ll also take the Precision Hydration online Sweat Test for a bespoke hydration plan.
12:00 - Arrive at Imlil. Welcome, settle in and lunch.
15:00 - 90 minute easy run to acclimatise and shake the legs out.
18:00 - Gentle yoga
19:00 - Dinner
07:00 - Morning yoga
08:30 - Breakfast
10:00 - Long run (usually around 5 hours including plenty of stops for mint tea and snacks)
18:00 - Optional yoga
19:00 - Dinner
08:00 - Lazy morning yoga (mint tea and fruit will be available beforehand)
09:30 - Breakfast
11:00 - Run of 2 -3 hours
14:00 - Late lunch
Free afternoon, optional shopping in local craft shops etc.
18:00 - Optional yoga flow
19:00 - Dinner
06:00 - Early breakfast
07:00 - Depart for Marrakech Airport