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JULY 2024

July 18th - 5 Nights

Prices From £799 | DEPOSIT ONLY £159

Location: San Candido, Dolomites, Italy

Accommodation Style: Mountain Huts

Running: 5 Runs, 65km Total, Lavaredo Trail

Terrain: 99% Trail inc 5,000m Elevation

Maximum Places: 16 - Shared Rooms

Ability: Level 3 of 4  [Difficulty Pyramid]

Focus: Epic View & Mountain Trail Running 


Image by Francesca Petringa
Running Holidays Guided Running Retreats Run Weekends Nick Butter
Running Holidays Guided Running Retreats Run Weekends Nick Butter

- Early Bird Deposits From £159 - 

Book now with 20% Deposit


Italian mountain running at its most beautiful. The Dolomites is the crumple zone of Europe. Carry your gear, pack your lunch, make up your drinks, and head out for 5 glorious days in the mountains. You'll be hopping from hut to hut. The sunsets across the lakes, the low lying cloud, and an opportunity to reconnect with the trails. Rugged single track paths twist and turn between the peaks. Say goodbye to hotels and welcome in the simple living of mountain refuge huts. Join Nick and the team for 6 nights and 5 group trail runs. No more than 17km per day, and all with plenty of opportunities for photos, stops to refill water and have lunch on route. Don’t forget, this is for all abilities. We’ll run together as a group but some mountain hiking fitness is worth having. Dinners will be had in the shared mountain refuge huts. It's not gourmet food, but it is in the middle of nowhere with many like minded hikers and runners. Meet us in San Candido for 5 mountains days, with our final spot at the glorious Braies Lake for the last 5km before heading back to where we started. [NOTE: You must carry ALL your gear - you can leave luggage on day one and collect on the final day (in the hotel in San Candido), but in between, your backpack is all you have].

Day 1 - Thursday - 18th July

Welcome to the Dolomites


Your Run Weekend will kick off at 19:00 in San Candido at our Hotel. Please ask for Nick Butter upon arrival. Nick and the team will be on hand to welcome you from 16:00 so arrive early if you wish. Dinner, along with a welcome message will be at 19:30. Please arrive before 20:00 at the latest so you don't miss the safety briefing. Our first night is about gathering the troops, settling in, and prepping for the days ahead. If you are partial to your home comfort snacks - we recommend you pack sensibly. You will be carrying all your gear on your back. Any luggage you travel with, but don't want to run with, can be left at the hotel to collect on our final day. We finish where we start.

Running Holidays Guided Running Retreats Run Weekends Nick Butter
Day 2 - Friday - 19th July

San Candido to Locatelli Hut [aka Lavaredo Hut] - 17km

Wakey wakey! We leave San Candido village bright and early to follow a a  smooth path up through the pine woods with the peaks ahead of us. With a stop off for lunch at the TRE SCARPERI HUT the climbing begins slowly up the edges of a beautiful valley covered in white rocks and pine woods. Your efforts will be rewarded with the classic view of the Three Lavaredo Peaks, Monte Paterno, Torre di Toblin and Torre dei Scarperi. Our night stay will be to the backdrop of some of the most spectacular mountains in Europe.  Dinner will be in the refuge among hikers and walker. If you're up to it - we will venture to an ideal photo spot in the caves behind the refuge that frame the mountains. There’s even a waterfall to visit. This place is captivating.

Running Holidays Guided Running Retreats Run Weekends Nick Butter
Day 3 - Saturday - 20th July

Locatelli Hut to Fonda Savui Hut - 13km

After breakfast and a chance to take in sunset over a hot drink, we'll pack our lunches and head out on one of the famous paths that skirts around the famous 3 peaks. We'll pass the first col and circle around the first peak to open up the horizon to more and more views. From the LAVAREDO HUT, where we'll have an opportunity for water we can start to see the popular AURONZO HUT which will lead to a rough downhill path that will improve as soon as we reach a high quality trail through some more pine woods. As the miles tick by the climb will increase - with some challenging segments where we will ascend with the help of metal chords and wooden walkways. Our small hut for the night is situated in an incredible position between stunning peaks. Time for rest before the following days running.

Running Holidays Guided Running Retreats Run Weekends Nick Butter
Day 4 - Sunday - 21st July

Fonda Savio Hut to Vandelli Hut - 17km

Another beautiful day to be in the mountains (we hope - remember we are exposed to the elements). Pack accordingly. Today takes in views of the Monte Cristallo and the typical red face of the Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo from afar. Our trail today will lead us to the Misurina lake. Here we can stop for food, swim and enjoy the wonders of the mountains around us. Soak it in. There's only 2 days left. Before we settle into our accommodation for the evening there's just one more rugged climb, another lake, Lake Sorapis, and even some downhill. With no showers in the refuge huts on any of the nights, we can  use the nearby lake to freshen up. Sundown and bed, before another day dawns.

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Day 5 - Monday - 22nd July

Vandelli Hut to Cortina D'Ampezzo - 13km

Our final morning running in the mountains concludes with a net 500m decent down to Cortina D'Ampezzo. It's a glorious trail, welcoming back the trees and pines of the lower mountains. Once again, pack your lunch, top up your water and enjoy the 13km as a group. At Cortina we'll gather and wait for transport connections back to San Candido. The running isn't over yet, because we still have a gentle 5km around Braies lake tomorrow. First though let's get back to base, shower, eat, and change ready for the next days. Our journey back to San Candido will be a bus to Toblach, Bahnhof and then a train to San Candido. We'll stop and grab some snack on the way back. Bring extra cash for this. Good to know - Your first night, and your last night are in the same hotel.

Day 6 - Tuesday - 23rd July

Braies Lake Visit

The mountain climbs are over, but we now have one last spectacular spot to visit. Braies lake is a special place nestled amongst the mountains. Pack your bags, checkout of the hotel by 09:00 (leave your bags in reception) and we'll travel together by train and bus to one last run spot. 5km around the lake is optional. You can simply soak in the views in the nearby cafes if your legs are craving a rest. We will have 2 hours here. We will aim to arrive back into San Candido by 15:00 to say our goodbyes. From here it's up to you to travel back to your flights home.

Dolomites Mountain Running Holidays Guided Running Holidays
Dolomites Mountain Running Holidays Guided Running Holidays

- Double Occupancy Discount - 

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- Early Bird Places Available -

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2 Nights hotel in San Candido

[First day, Last day]

3 Mountain Huts (Shared dorms)


17km x 2 (mountain trail)

13km x 2 (mountain trail)

5km x 1 (lakeside trail)


5 x Breakfast

5 x Lunch

5 x Dinner

Most meals will be basic refuge meals


You'll be running to and from each night stop. We will bus or train you to our lake visit.


5 x Mountain Running days

Lake Swimming

Braies Lake Visit & Run

Unforgettable views


Nick and the team will be taking photos throughout the weekend. You'll be sent these via a link post weekend.

Not Included


You must make your own way to and from your Run Weekend location. San Candido -  Meeting Point = Hotel

Travel Insurance. You must come prepared with appropriate travel insurance.


All drinks.

Additional food.

Snacks on run route.

Accommodation upgrades

Extra meals


Run gear, warm mountain clothes, spare socks, swimwear and towel. Warm coat and layers. Any bags or bottles etc you may want for the runs. You'll carry your run pack yourself.

Early Bird


Limited Availability

1 Person

2 Persons

1 Person

2 Persons

All bookings (1 person or 2 persons) will be in a shared room (mountain hut dorms likely)

Nick Butter Run Weekends Run Leader

Run Leader

Nick Butter

You'll be running with Nick.


Nick is very keen for every Run Weekend to be as inclusive as possible. Runners of all abilities, shapes and sizes, ages and genders, and from all walks of life are welcome. You're in good hands: Nick has travelled to every corner of the world, run over 1000 marathons, and has dreamt up Run Weekends because he want's to showcase the world through running, just as he has. We all run together, we look after each other, and enjoy the weekends as a group.

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Getting to us

Meeting Point

Your Run Weekend will commence at 19:00 in San Candido at our Hotel. Please ask for Nick Butter upon arrival. Nick will meet you in reception. Nick will be at the hotel from 16:00. You are welcome to arrive after 16:00. Nick and the team will host dinner and welcome message on the first night at 19:30. Please arrive before 20:00 at the latest.

Arrival & Departure Times

Please arrive between 16:00 - 19:00 on 18th July.

Your Run Weekend will conclude at 15:00 on 23rd July in San Candido Village. (Where we started)

Getting to San Candido

There are a number of options to reach the village of San Candido. (Please note these are suggestions only, we cannot guarantee travel routes) It's your responsibility to get to us.

Suggested Flights: (Remember - we do not cover your travel to and from your Run Weekend)

Gatwick - Innsbruck + bus/train/car

Stansted - Venice + bus/train/car

Toptip: Use the website 'Rome to Rio' to help plan your travel.

Packing List


  • Running Shoes (Trail)

  • Socks x 2 or 3

  • Shorts x 2 or Running Leggings

  • T-Shirt / Vest x 2

  • Lightweight Waterproof / Windproof x 1

  • Long Sleeve Breathable x 1

  • Running Bag (2-3 litres minimum)​​

  • Swimwear & towel​​

  • Medical / Allergies Card

  • Head Torch

  • Hand Sanitizer & Sun Cream

  • Foil Blanket & Whistle

  • Warm Jumper


  • Thick Layer

  • Medical Kit - Blister plasters etc

  • Watch & Charger

  • €50 - €100 Emergency Cash

  • Lightweight Battery Pack & Cable

  • Gloves and or Cap

  • Extra casual evening outfit 

  • Extra snacks or drinks

  • Painkillers / Anti Inflammatories

  • Waterproof phone case

  • Top Tip: Backup your phone before you come incase you drop it


Pay in full, or just 20% at checkout and the rest no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend.

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