Running Getaway - San Francisco Bay Area

Dec. 5-8, 2019

Join us in Marin, California for the running vacation of a lifetime!

December 5-8, 2019


Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area!

Join McMillan Running for a weekend getaway in the beautiful terrain of the North Bay. Sitting just north of San Francisco sits Greg’s current home base of Mill Valley, Calif., home to Mt. Tamalpais and the beautiful trails of the Marin Headlands overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy miles of running paths and awe-inspiring views, all while you leave the hustle and bustle of life behind for a relaxing weekend focused on all things running.

Highlights include:

Learn the secrets to McMillan Running’s success. Coach Greg will teach you how to train more effectively using the McMillan training system.
A key part of the McMillan system is strength training & injury prevention. You’ll learn what you should do to reduce your injury risk and get “runner strong” during a session with our physiotherapist.
Our nutrition coach will show you how to eat better for overall health plus you’ll learn our tips and tricks for your best run, workout and race fueling.
You know that the ultimate challenge in running is between your ears. Learn how to optimize your mental state from our mental training coach to perform your best.
Get picture perfect running form. We’ll do a video form analysis and teach you our set of drills to help you gain and maintain better running form.
Not only will you learn a lot but you’ll have time with McMillan coaches, relax with your fellow campers and enjoy some beautiful runs in and around the Marin Headlands.

Running Getaway - Itinerary

DECEMBER 5-8, 2019

DAY 1 (Thursday)

We start the camp in the afternoon (3 p.m.) with an easy run in Tennessee Valley, where you'll run to the Pacific Ocean. Later, we'll meet for happy hour at Greg's house, enjoying some social time, good eats and an opening talk. Greg will walk you through the McMillan training system and how your unique traits as a runner should inform your training for optimal results.

DAY 2 (Friday)

Day 2 begins with a run in the beautiful Bear Valley with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Demo shoes from Hoka One One will be available to sample for the run. Later, you'll meet with one of our experts to learn our strength and injury-proofing routine. For lunch, we'll head to downtown Mill Valley where you can grab a bite to eat and relax. In the afternoon, you'll meet with our nutrition coach and then we have an optional group dinner at one of our favorite eateries.

DAY 3 (Saturday)

Day 3 begins with a focus on running form. We head to the track and you'll learn our warm-up routine and the best drills to improve your running form. We'll also shoot video of you running so we can then do a form analysis and provide tips on how to improve your form. Later, you learn more from our coaches in our breakout sessions. The day will wrap up with a casual group dinner at Coach Greg McMillan's home.

DAY 4 (Sunday)

The final day begins with an easy run across the Golden Gate Bridge. After the run, we'll head to brunch at the Dipsea Cafe - a storied restaurant full of the history of the Dipsea Races - before you head home or off to explore more of San Francisco.

Your SF Bay Area Running Getaway Includes:

  • 4 days of guided runs on beautiful local trails
  • Lectures and small group discussions from experts on the elements that help you improve as a runner
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Running form/gait video analysis
  • Thursday opening dinner, Sunday brunch & Saturday group dinner at Coach McMillan’s house
  • A schwag bag of good stuff from McMillan Running and our partners
  • 4:1 camper to coach ratio, allowing for personal time with the experts at McMillan Running


Meet Your Camp Coaches:


McMillan Running coaches understand the science of running, with degrees in exercise science/physiology and multiple running coach certifications. They've been there & done that as runners themselves: from track to trail, 1 mile to 100 miles, Olympic stadiums to mountains high, and national champions at various distances, surfaces and age groups. And they are runners like you, with families, injuries, challenges and triumphs. You won't meet a more experienced, accomplished, fun group of coaches. Come run with us.

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From our campers...

Rick S.

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the running camp experience. I found the camp to be interesting, informative and very motivating.”

Tad P.

“I have been running for a little more than a year and was “self coached” when I signed up for camp. All of the books, articles, and blogs I’ve read came together as Greg and Staff explained their training philosophy. As I ran with my fellow campers, together we would discuss and help each other better understand the prior days’ discussions. I left with friends that to this day stay in contact with, confident in my ability and supremely motivated.

Fernanda C.

“Camp was an incredible experience for me. I learned a lot, enjoyed running in the different terrains with everybody, and Flagstaff and its surrounding areas are beautiful! It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk with all of the elite coaches and have all of your advice. I think camp empowered me! I am back home training and feeling very motivated… Thank you very much!”