The Michigan Runner Girl Winter Weekend Getaway


Let’s embrace winter together!

It’s that time of year again—time to think ahead to a special wintry weekend away that’s just for you. Imagine this: two days in the snowy, quiet, and beautiful woods of northern Michigan, where you can snowshoe and hike the trails, go for a run or walk along the shores of Higgins Lake, partake in rejuvenating Pilates and yoga sessions, enjoy delicious food and drink, hear from special speakers, connect with other women from all across the state (and beyond)…and lots more. We have some big, new plans for this year’s event!

We’re so excited about hosting another weekend retreat at the gorgeous Up North setting of rustic-chic lodging near Roscommon, Michigan. We hope you join us for the 6th annual Michigan Runner Girl Winter Getaway Jan. 19-21, 2024.

We hope you’ll join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating all-inclusive two-night stay at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources property. Taking care of ourselves, both in body and mind, is at the heart of this weekend in the woods. Here’s what past participants have shared about their experience:

“I really liked disconnecting from the world, being active & just taking ME time. Loved the chair massages, Pilates, both runs, snowshoeing, making new friends, the backpack & goodies, the accommodations, the general feeling of everyone being accepted…that made me happy.”

“Great location and an awesome group of women. Just enough activities yet still some downtime. It was wonderful to relax for 48 hours and not have to think about anything. Great time to recharge and connect with likeminded women.”

We’re working on weekend details — we have some new things planned for the 2024 event! — but here’s what you can generally expect:

The weekend begins Friday late afternoon/early evening with an optional group run/walk to get to know one another and also shake things out after what may be a long car ride to the destination. Afterward, you can expect a laid-back and welcoming gathering featuring fantastic food and drink. Arrive when you are able and join a great group of like-minded women. (Don’t worry if you’re not feeling like running the first night — there’s no pressure; simply get settled in your room and join the pre-dinner/wine & cheese reception.)

Saturday activities include an optional morning run, breakfast at the lodge, a mat Pilates session, lunch, and a group snowshoe excursion on the property. We’ll reconvene for snacks, drinks … and a LIVE podcast recording. And, because this weekend is about rest and relaxation as much as it is about moving our bodies, there will be plenty of downtime. (Yes, the popular chair massages will return Saturday evening!) Some participants have brought their cross-country skis, too, so bring yours if you’d like to explore the property’s lovely trails throughout the weekend! Some participants enjoy retreating to their lodge for quiet reading and we fully support this as well! This is YOUR weekend.

A soul-satisfying morning of yoga followed by brunch will finish up our time together Sunday.

Register below for this Friday-Sunday retreat featuring running, rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. If you sign up for double occupancy, please tell us your expected roommate’s name in the notes section on our order so that we can coordinate accordingly. Thank you!

Bring a friend or come solo—you’ll make so many new friends either way! We have double occupancy and single occupancy packages available. Whichever you choose, know that this is an all-inclusive getaway. This means everything—your lodging, all food and drink (including adult beverages), as well as all planned activities—are included in your price. Not included: transportation to the getaway weekend itself.

Oh, and there will be sweet swag from MRG partners, awesome giveaways (runner gear and clothing! Gift certificates!) and a commemorative gift for each Michigan Runner Girl (you’re gonna love it, we promise).

We hope you join us! Sign up below. Any questions, please email Heather at

Double occupancy: $545, all-inclusive, per person (Please let us know who your roommate will be; we will not be assigning roommates)

Single occupancy: $585, all-inclusive, per person

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