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  • What is Run Weekends?
    Run Weekends are running adventure getaways led by Nick Butter and his team. Mostly long weekends, these retreats are based around NOT RACING. There is no timing, no set in stone route, and importantly everyone will run together. Run Weekends take place all over the world. Some are small, 2 or 3 day, low key events in familiar settings, others are in far flung locations lasting as long as 10 days. The essence of our retreats encompasses the love of running, travel, community spirit, and the love of adventure. It is an opportunity to combine meeting like minded people, travel and trying new activities. The weekends will vary from camping to luxury accommodation, fire pits on the beach to amazing restaurants, cold water swims to sauna’s and spa’s - keep your eye out for new destinations added. One thing that is always the case for every Run Weekend is our values. Togetherness, Adventure, Friendship, and Discovery.
  • Where and when do Run Weekends take place?
    Where: All over the world. There’s a mixture of stunning UK based locations, and many in other continents. Nick’s extensive travelling experience and contacts allows him to be able to deliver run weekends in destinations less travelled. When: As the name would suggest most events will be held around the weekend. Friday to Sunday. But some last up to 10 days. Most locations will feature once in summer and once in winter.
  • Who can participate in Run Weekends?
    You can! Run Weekends is designed to be totally inclusive. All Abilities for every weekend. There's no pressure to run fast or far. It's a great opportunity to try new distances with good people around you for support. Everyone will run together as a group. Anyone who loves the outdoors, loves running, and comes with our values in mind. This is an inclusive, friendly space. As for ability, all Run Weekends are open to all abilities. Speed and experience doesn’t matter. Come with a warm heart and an open mind and you’ll fit right in. There will be a variety of weekends that encompass activities from cold water swims, to surfing, to yoga, to meditation, to pottery classes! It’s not just running.
  • Do I have to be a good runner to take part?
    No! All runs on all our adventures are optional. Depending on the weekend you choose, there will be different distances, all with the option to try part of or all of each distance. For example - if we run a marathon and you've never run one before - that's ok. Give it a go. If you want to stop at 20 miles, no worries we'll help you get back to the accommodation. Or we'll help encourage you to the finish line. Most weekends will be centred around the marathon distance, but not always. Multi day fast packing (travelling with everything on your back in a lightweight bag), hostel hopping, and many more styles of weekend.
  • Can I come to Run Weekends by myself?
    Yes of course! It’s often cheaper if you come along with a friend or partner but single occupancy is available. The aim of these weekends is to enjoy the love of running, make new friends, discover a new part of the world and try new things We will arrive as strangers and leave as friends!
  • Why should I choose Run Weekends?
    If you run because you just love to be outside, if you run to discover new places, and if you’re willing to support others and arrive with an inclusive attitude, you’ll fit right in. We believe the benefits of running with us is based around 2 things: 1) the energy and chilled nature of each Run Weekend. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we don’t worry about speed or egos. 2) We can take good care of you, show you new places, and be supported by some of the kindest and well experienced runners. And let’s not forget you’ll be running with Nick.
  • What is the typical schedule for Run Weekends?
    Each Run Weekend will vary hugely based on the location, but will generally feature 3 + runs throughout the trip, with one of these runs being a ‘long run’. Our long runs are usually marathon distances, but some are much further. The other highlights include exceptional food and trying new activities. We will also try to be flexible too. If the consensus of the group is to run a few more miles, or start a little later in the day, we will listen. This weekend is for you.
  • Can I bring my family or friends who are not participating in the running activities?
    Yes. With our values being one of togetherness, it’s important you bring people along that will make the Run Weekends more enjoyable for you. If your friends or family don’t run, we encourage you to ask them to try. Because it might open a whole new world for them. But yes, most weekends are set up to accommodate non runners. Our only ask is that they are fit and healthy and able to get involved in the Weekend. Even if not running.
  • Are there any age restrictions for participants?
    All 18+ are welcome! If you are under 18 you will need to attend with a parent of guardian. If you’re 80 or 18, you are welcome!
  • Is accommodation provided during Run Weekends?
    Yes - accommodation is included within the price. The accommodation will vary depending on the Run Weekend you attend. Some rooms are single occupancy, others are shared. From 5* hotels to hostels and camping. If you’re unsure about if you’ll be sharing a room for example just email us.
  • Can I participate in Run Weekends if I have an injury or health condition?
    If you have any condition that could impact your time with us, please contact us in advance of your booking. We will do our best to look after you, but ultimately you are responsible for yourself. Remember that your pre existing health conditions or injuries can impact others taking part in the Run Weekend. Please be respectful and considerate. Ensure you have adequate insurance to cover any pre-existing injuries or health conditions. Please lookout for yourself and others. We are not liable for any injury. Consider that some health conditions are not visible.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Founder Nick Butter loves dogs, but sadly no. No dogs are allowed. Safety and consideration of others takes priority.
  • How can I get in touch with the organisers if I have additional questions?
    Please email for any questions. Once you have booked with us, you’ll receive your guest welcome pack, this will have further details. Nick and the team are also happy to speak with you on the phone. Email is best but feel free to call us.
  • Can I volunteer or assist with organising Run Weekends?
    Please reach out to the team on if you wish to be involved. We would love to hear from you. If you have a recommendation for a run weekend location, please let us know.
  • Is travel to and from the Run Weekend location included?
    No. Please make your own way to us. For some location we recommend certain travel times based on the itinerary.
  • Will meals be provided during Run Weekends?
    Yes, mostly but each weekend will be different so read the itinerary overview on the website closely. Please note that we generally don’t include drinks. (Some water and soft drinks will likely be available) Please bring extra money for any extra snacks or drinks. Or just bring some snacks.
  • Are dietary restrictions and preferences accommodated?
    We will do our best to accommodate dietary requirements, please notify us upon booking with us. Thank you.
  • What kinds of activities are offered during Run Weekends?
    There will be a wide range of activities on offer depending on location. Examples: sea dips, saunas, creative writing, surfing, pottery classes, hikes, breath work classes, yoga, sky diving, wood work, boat trips, dune bashing, and of course…running! And more.
  • Is transportation provided during Run Weekends?
    You will need to make you own way to the location of you Run Weekends. Once you’re with us transport throughout the weekend will be provided. You’ll receive your guest welcome pack shortly after booking – this will explain your weekend in more detail.
  • What’s the group size for each Run Weekend?
    At present Run Weekends are capped at 16 people plus staff. We are flexible but would like to keep the number low so our groups can bond and make friends. It’s also safer.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    You’re away for a long weekend with multiple activities and at least 3 runs to complete so pack accordingly. Our Weekends are across multiple continents with different extremes of weather. Please consider the weather when packing. We have a suggested kit list and an optional kit list on our location specific pages. If in doubt bring an extra pair of socks, some medical bits to look after yourself, and a water bottle. It goes without saying please bring your own trainers and running clothes
  • When should I arrive?
    Each Run Weekend is different – Your ‘Guest Welcome’ pack will have details about arrival time and location. Generally speaking, our arrival times are flexible. Nick will host a welcome chat and gathering a few hours after the suggested arrival time.
  • Will there be any photography or videography during Run Weekends?
    Yes. Nick and the team will be taking photos and videos throughout the weekend. We will endeavour to have a photographer and or videographer with us throughout the weekend to provide you with some content after your weekend. You will be emailed a link to download these.
  • Will you allow for dietary requirements?
    Yes. For all our weekends we will do our best to host the best available food for all dietary requirement. Vegan, veggie or allergies, just let us know in advance. Allergies - anyone with an allergy that may affect your health (nut for examples), must let us know in advance. We'll likely have a phone call with you to ensure we are doing all we can.
  • How do I sign up for Run Weekends?
    Your booking can be secured for a 20% deposit with the rest payable no later than 60 days in advance of your Run Weekend. To book, simply click the 'book now' buttons on the location page. Our third party payment process platform ‘Easol’ will manage your bookings, payments and confirmations. You can log in to your account any time to make a payment. Once you pay your deposit you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
  • What is the deposit amount?
    20%. Paying your deposit will secure your place on the Run Weekend. By paying the deposit you are also agreeing to our terms and conditions. Deposits are made at point of booking. Please note deposits are non refundable.
  • Is the deposit refundable?
    All deposits are non refundable.
  • Once I've paid my 20% deposit will my remaining balance be taken automatically​?
    No. You will need to log into our payment platform to make your remaining payment. You can pay little and often or all at once. All remaining balances must be paid 60 days before your Run Weekend. If you fail to do so you'll lose your deposit and your place. You’ll be notified by email that you are no longer attending.
  • What is the Easol platform?
    Easol is our third party payment processing platform. They will take your booking details, manage your booking. You’re able to access your booking details once you have created an account.
  • How do I make payments after paying my deposit?
    Once you have booked with us you must make the remaining balance payment no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend. To pay your deposit and secure your booking simply click ‘book now’ and you’ll be directed to the booking page. You’ll be asked to create an account with Easol using basic information. This is your account that holds your booking confirmation and ability to pay the remainder of your balance. You can log in to the Easol platform to make payments. You can pay the remaining balance in one go, or in smaller bite sized chunks. Just remember to pay the full balance before the 60 day deadline because you’ll lose your deposit and place if you don’t.
  • When is my final payment due?
    Once you have booked with us you must make the remaining balance payment no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend. You can pay your balance by clicking the link in your confirmation email or visit Easol’s payment platform.
  • What’s the cancellation policy?
    Cancellation & Refunds Terms (the nonlegal words) - Your deposit is not refundable under any circumstance. - No refunds are made within 60 days of the event date. - Full Balance must be paid before 60 days of the event. - Failure to pay the full balance prior to the 60 day cut off (60 days before the event), will mean you have lost your place on the Run Weekend. Cancellation & Refunds (the legal words) (Taken from section 8 of the full Terms and Conditions) 8 Balance Payments, Cancellations and Amendments Policy 8.1 You acknowledge that Your payment for an Event contributes to the overall costs of equipment, staff and administration, incurred by Us in planning and organising Your Event, and that We will have incurred the largest part of Our costs on a non-recoverable basis before the Event start-date. Therefore if Your Event is terminated either by Us in accordance with Clause 2.4 (of the terms and conditions) or by You for any reason other than Our breach of this Agreement then the deposit is non-refundable. If the termination takes place: - Once your final balance has been paid two months prior to your departure date, you will receive no refund. However, you can request to switch your balance payment to another event held within 12 months of your cancellation. A £50.00 administration fee will be charged for this change. - Less than 30 days prior to departure, all monies are non-refundable and no transfers are permitted. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that You have not paid the applicable Event Fee as at the date of termination then You shall be liable for the balance of the Event Fee due less any amount due to be refunded. 8.2 Any request from You to amend a booking must be put in writing and sent to If we agree to transfer Your booking to an alternative Event, then provided such an alternative Event commences within 12 months of the original booked Event start-date, We will transfer the Event Fee or any part of the Event Fee that You have paid to the new Event less a sum of £50.00 to cover Our costs incurred in re-arranging the booking. 8.3 In the unlikely event of Us cancelling Your Event before the specified start-date other than as a result of a force majeure event as set out in Clause 4.7 above, We will refund to You whatever portion of the Event Fee You have paid. This will be the full extent of Our liability. 8.4 In the event of cancellation of an Event as a result of a force majeure event as set out in Clause 4.7 above then We shall retain whatever portion of the Event Fee paid as is necessary to cover Our reasonable expenses incurred in organising the Event and refund to You the remainder. This will be the full extent of Our liability. 8.5 If You leave Your Event before the specified Event end-date other than as a result of Our breach of this Agreement, no refund will be made to You. 8.6 At point of booking you have the option to pay in full or with a deposit of 20%. The deposit option is only available if you are booking more than 60 days in advance of the Run Weekend date. 8.7 The deposit of 20% is non-refundable. 8.8 Deposits of 20% are made at the point of booking for bookings made 60 days prior (or more) to the event date. If the event date is within 60 days at point of booking, you must pay in full at point of booking. 8.9 Once deposit has been paid, all remaining balances can be paid at any time (up to 60 days before the event date) by logging into the Easol Portal. (Multiple payments or in full) 8.10 The full balance must be paid 60 days before the event date. If the full balance is not paid 60 days before the event you will lose 100% of your deposit with your remaining paid balance returned to you within 30 days.
  • Can I get a refund if I am unable to attend?
    If you are unable to attend your Run Weekend, please let us know as soon as possible. If you would like to request a refund, please email This must be see the cancellation policy, deposits are non refundable.
  • Can I transfer my registration to someone else if I cannot attend?
    No. Officially the answer is no, sadly not. However, we will try and accommodate this where possible. Please contact us to discuss.
  • I’ve paid my deposit and some of the remaining balance, but now I can’t attend, can I get a refund?
    You deposit is not refundable under any circumstances. If you have paid some or all of your remaining balance but cannot attend we are able to refund anything other than the 20% deposit, providing it is greater than 60 days before the event date. Once we reach 60 days before your Run Weekend all monies paid are non refundable.

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