February 8, 2017:
We have had a nice trickle of entries coming in for the July 20-26th session and we are down to only 3 spaces remaining open for that session. If you want to attend Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp this summer now is the time to get us your entry/deposit!!
We are still taking wait list applicants for the June session. We had a couple recent cancellations which were instantly filled by people on the wait list, but this leaves us with our wait list now empty again. In other words, if you get us an entry and deposit soon you will be at number 1 on the wait list and your odds are pretty decent that you will get in. You have nothing to lose by trying. If you are not offered a space you don't pay a penny. Check out the "Fees and Entry" page for exact details of how the wait list works.
December 19, 2016:
Super stoked to announce that Joe Grant will be attending the July 20-26, 2017 session as a special guest runner. You might have missed out on your chance to come and run with Jenn Shelton in the June session (which is overbooked at this point), but there are still plenty of spaces open for the July session. Joe has been to Juneau a couple times and has an affinity for the mountains here and for mountain trail running in general that I think will add a lot to this session. It's going to be another fantastic summer of camp and as much as I love winter, I'm already finding myself a bit anxious for summer of 2017 to roll around. Now is the time to get us your entry forms if you want to join the fun.
December 9, 2016:
We are still taking scholarship applications for 2017 sessions of camp. Scholarship deadline is the end of this month. We also are still in need of about $575 of additional funding to reach our scholarship funding goal. Check out the Scholarships page for all info.
December 6, 2016:
June 12-18 session is now full, but we are still taking applications for a wait list. Send us an entry form with a deposit and we will only process the check if a space becomes available. You don't pay a penny if you don't get in. We typically have a few people cancel each session so if you get on the wait list soon you will still have a decent chance of getting in. On the other hand, the July 20-26 session still has plenty of open space so if you want to be guaranteed a chance to participate in camp in 2017 this is your best bet at this point.
December 1, 2016:
November was a very busy month for sign ups. We are down to only 2 remaining spaces for the June session. If you want to guarantee your space for June 12-18 (with Jenn Shelton) I recommend getting us your entry/deposit as soon as possible. There are still plenty of spaces open for the July 20-26 session.
November 4, 2016:
Due to conflicts with other things we have going on next summer we have decided to consolidate the two July sessions into just one for 2017. The July 7-13 session has been cancelled and the July 20-26 session will still be available. Very sorry to any of you who were hoping to attend the July 7-13th session who had not yet entered. We hope that one of the other two dates will work for you.
Also, we have had a handful of applications come in since the announcement of Jenn Shelton as a guest runner for the June 12-18 session. As of today we still have 7 openings for that session, but if you want to be sure to join this session which promises to be one of a kind be sure you get us your entry form as soon as possible.
October 26, 2016:
Super excited to announce that Jenn Shelton will be joining us as a guest runner for the June 12-18, 2017 session. Entry forms are available on the "Fees and Entry" page for all 2017 sessions. Hope to see you in Juneau next summer.
Also, in case you missed it, Juneau was named as one of top 8 trail towns in the September issue of Trail Runner Magazine. Alaska Mountain Ultrarunning Camp is the best way for someone to come to Juneau and see just why it's earning this kind of attention. It is truly a world class trail running destination. We'd love to share it with you next summer.
August 5, 2016:
Another very successful season of camp is in the books and we are excited to announce that we will have 3 session in 2017: June 12-18, July 7-13, and July 20-26. Hope to see you all on the trails here in Alaska next summer.
July 12, 2016:
I have been working on firming up dates for 3 sessions in 2017. I will be announcing those dates sometime in the next month or so. Please check back sometime in August if you are interested in running with us in Alaska in 2017.
June 6, 2016:
First session for 2016 is just around the corner later this week. We do still have one space for this session if there is anyone interested in being the impulse camper of the year! We also still have one space open for the July 14-20 session if you into planning a little more in advance.
Keep an eye on the website if you are interested in attending in 2017. We will be announcing dates for those sessions sometime in August or September.
March 1, 2016:
We've had a flurry of cancellations, sign ups, and session changes in the past couple weeks. As of today this leaves us with 3 openings for the June session and 1 for the July session, but things seem to be changing quick. In other words it's still not too late to join us for either session this summer, but if you want to be guaranteed a space I would recommend getting us your application/deposit a soon as possible.
February 10, 2016:
There are still spaces open for each session, but we have had a recent wave of applications come in for the July session so we are down to only 2 openings in that one. Still 3 openings for June.
Days are getting noticeably longer here in Alaska and the first hints of the spring and summer running season are starting to be felt. There's certainly still some winter to be had, but summer will certainly be here before we know it. This time of year always has me excited about the upcoming season of camp. We would love to have you join us this time around.
December 17, 2015:
Applications have been slowly trickling in for the 2016 sessions. We still have space for each session but we do usually get a burst of applicants just after the new year. There are currently 4 open spaces for the June session and 7 for the July session. If you want to guarantee one of these spaces for 2016 I recommend getting us your entry/deposit as soon as possible.
Also, a reminder that our scholarship application deadline is the end of this month. Please send in your scholarship application in the next 2 weeks if you wish to be considered for a scholarship for 2016.
We still need more funding to reach our goal of 2 full scholarships for 2016. Please go to the "Scholarships" tab on this website for info. on how to contribute.
October 1, 2015:
Dates have been set for two sessions in 2016. June 10-16 and July 14-20. Please see the "Fees and Entry" page for entry forms. We have decided not to do a winter session in 2016, but we hope to bring a winter session back in 2017.
We are also now taking applications for 2016 scholarships. The application period for scholarships will end on December 31, 2015 and scholarships will be awarded by January 15th. As usual we are in need of scholarship contributions from anyone interested in helping to increase the diversity of our camps. Please check the "scholarship" page if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or if you are interested in donating to a fund that will help someone attend camp who otherwise could not afford to do so.
September 9, 2015:
Another great season of camp is behind us and we are working on plans for 2016. Please check back soon as we hope to have dates set for 2016 sometime in the next month or so.
June 28, 2015:
Our first summer session for 2015 is completed and was one of the most satisfying sessions we've ever done. Super excited for 2 more coming up later this summer. We still have a few spaces open for each of the August sessions for anyone interested in that.
We have also added a 2016 Calendar to the "Camp Store". These are high quality 12 month calendars featuring nearly 30 photos from past sessions of camp. Check out the Camp Store for more details.
May 4, 2015:
We have had a couple recent cancellations for the June session so we now have 2 open spaces for June 21-27. Get us your entry form/deposit as soon as possible if you wish to grab one of these spaces. I don't imagine they will stay open for very long.
April 28, 2015:
Not much new to report. June session remains full (still accepting applications for the wait list), but each of the August sessions still have a handful of open spaces.
If you have considered attending camp this year but have held back due to the cost of travel you might want to take another quick look at ticket prices to/from Juneau. Delta Airlines has announced that they are beginning service to Juneau in late May and the competition this is creating with Alaska Airlines is resulting in lower than 'normal' airfare to Juneau on either of these airlines. Roundtrip from Seattle is currently just under $200! Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago (and others) are also below $500 roundtrip. Even some East coast cities (Newark, Boston, DC, Atlanta, etc) can be found in the $600-800 range. These rates are about 25-50% lower than typical over the past decade.
March 29, 2015:
Spaces are still available for both of the August sessions, but entries have been trickling in fairly steady for the past few weeks. I suspect we will have openings for another month or so, but if you are hoping to join us in 2015 now is the time to get us your entry forms to guarantee available space. The June session is filled up completely and has a few people on a wait list. If you are hoping to come in June then you will likely need to wait until 2016. Remember we will have Krissy Moehl here as a guest runner for the August 10-16th session.
February 6, 2015:
We have another big announcement today. Krissy Moehl will be joining us for a session again in 2015. She will be attending the August 10-16 session as a special guest runner. There are still plenty of spaces left in this session. Sign up soon to guarantee yourself the chance to run with one of the most accomplished woman in the sport.
February 5, 2015:
Super excited to announce that Salomon is our new shoe sponsor for camp! They are the leaders in trail running innovation and approach throughout the world and will be providing each participant with a free pair of shoes as well as other items.
Things remain largely the same in terms of availability for 2015. The June session is full, but all other sessions (including the upcoming winter session) have open spaces.
November 19, 2014:
We are down to one remaining space for the June session. The time is now if you want to be a part of that session. Numerous space remains in the other sessions.
Juneau's only official ultramarathon is taking place on August 15 this coming year. It's a 50k almost entirely on trail with a good bit of vertical gain/loss (somewhere between 5-6k vertical gain). This will be the last day of running during the August 10-16 session so if you might be interested in running a 50k race on your last day of camp then this is the session for you. There are also 25k and 10k options as part of this race. You can find info. on this race here. If there is demand for it we will also be offering our usual run on that day for any folks who are not interested in one of these race options.
We still have several spaces open for our first ever winter session. A local running partner just put together a little video which gives a good sense of what to expect in this session. Check it out here. It should be noted that this footage was all taken during a week long stretch in which all the elements came together for perfect winter mountain running in Juneau. Clear, mild, and calm weather with a consolidated, stable (and very minimal) snowpack. Keeping fingers crossed that all these stars align in late February, but if you are planning on coming for the winter session I wouldn't come expecting every day to be what you see in this video. Just like in the summer sessions in which I tell people to come expecting rain everyday and if we get sunny weather we just look at it as a bonus. We very well might get the conditions that you see in this video, but don't come expecting this or you will just be setting yourself up for disappointment. Nevertheless, the winter running here is very satisfying in any conditions, so even if we don't get bluebird days with perfect snowpack you will leave with an experience you will likely never forget.