N.E.W. Running Retreat - May 2019

Join us for an amazing weekend of all things running! For the first time in Northeast Wisconsin, Fleet Feet Fox Valley is offering a weekend getaway for you and your current/new running buddies. All levels and abilities welcome.


The Details

  • Friday, May 10 – Sunday May 12, 2019
  • Location: Green Lake Conference Center, in Green Lake, WI
  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Registration fee is $299 for a double room ($390 single occupancy)
  • Online Registration ONLY
  • Yes, you can select your roommate! If you're coming on your won, we will match you with someone. If you're coming with a friend or spouse, just let us know.
  • Dietary Preferences: Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan food preferences will be honored when possible; alternative meals will be provided for guests with medical or allergic dietary needs such as nut allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, etc. Food is cooked separately to avoid cross contamination when necessary. Medical/allergic dietary needs must be communicated 2 weeks prior to arrival by filling out the Medical/Allergic Dietary Request Form.
  • GLCC is an alcohol-free campus. No alcohol will be allowed in our hotel. Langford’s Pub is up the hill (1/4 mile) at the golf course and we will coordinate an optional group outing for those interested.

Included with the NEW Running Retreat

  • 2 nights of lodging, parking, and the following meals:
    • Meals: Friday PM snacks, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Breakfast
  • NEW Running Retreat SWAG BAG and gear
  • Complimentary WiFi in the Dining Hall lounge
  • Gear demos, time with coaches, and training materials
  • A chance to get away and focus on your training with like-minded individuals
  • Representatives from some of our favorite brands will be in attendance, along with professionals from a range of backgrounds (watch for more details about our star line-up!)


  • Roger Williams Inn at the Green Lake Conference Center
  • Recently renovated, this historic hotel, built in 1930, has plenty of rooms many with a lake view. All clinics and training sessions will take place in the first floor conference rooms onsite. Meals will be in the Dining Hall across the street from the hotel.


  • Green Lake Conference Center is located about 1 hour SE of Appleton
  • Cars can be left overnight in the Fleet Feet Fox Valley lot for those interested in carpooling
  • Additional travel information: https://www.glcc.org/travel--maps.html

Refund Policy

Given our need to secure commitments from facilities, vendors and service providers for this retreat, we can offer a 50% refund up until March 31, 2019. After March 31, 2019, we are unable to offer refunds.

Preliminary Weekend Agenda

(NOTE: workout times include instruction, warm-up, cool-down, etc. Multiple distances will be available and there will be time built in for getting cleaned up between workouts and clinics)

 Friday, May 10

  • Check-in*: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm (dinner or snack on your own before the retreat)
  • Welcome 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Short run 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Snack & Social 8:30 pm

 *Check-in will stay open until 7:30PM for those arriving later.

 Saturday, May 11

  • Gear Expo**: 6:00am – 6:30am (get geared up for your morning workout and test some of our favorite tools on the market)
  • Morning Workout: 6:30 am - 7:45 am
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Exercise Science Presentation: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
  • Key Presentation and Panel Discussions:  9:30 am – 10:30 am - various topics with Q&A
  • Guided Meditation/Visualization 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Free Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Presentation: “Running Injuries:  risk factors, screening, intervention 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Free Time:  2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Learn-by-Doing Dynamic Exercises:  2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Afternoon Workout: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm includes Core Workout at the end
  • Dinner: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Presentation: Performance Nutrition:  6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Sunset Yoga 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Snack & Social 8:30 pm

 Sunday, May 12

  • Gear Expo**: 6:30am – 7:00am (get geared up for your morning workout and test some of our favorite tools on the market)
  • Long Run/Walk 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Breakfast 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Snack and Pack

**The Gear Expo will be open during Free Time and throughout the weekend.


Coaches and Professional Presenters

Coach John Zupanc and Coach Deb Vercauteren 

John and Deb's truly incredible coaching accomplishments while at UW Oshkosh are overshadowed only by their fabulously energetic personalities. After they retired from UW Oshkosh in 2011, Deb and John have enjoyed the warmth of Arizona winters.  It is perfect for all the outdoor activities they love to do:  running, hiking, biking, pickleball, and golf.  They love to be able to go for a comfortable walk outside after dinner.  When back in Wisconsin, they continue our outdoor activities and stay involved in the running community. John and Deb brought the idea of this Running Retreat to us and we are so grateful for their expertise, their ideas and their friendship. It is truly an honor to have them as a part of the FF Family. Read More about Deb and John's coaching accomplishments...

Coach Cassie Kottke

Cassie joined the FF Family Spring 2018 as our Rock Runners Trail Series coach and we’re not letting her go! Cassie has been coaching athletes in our community since 2009 when she started her business Stride MultiSport. Cassie works with clients of all fitness levels and abilities and has an amazing span of endurance events under her belt, including two Leadville 100 (miles) finishes!! She's certified in Exercise Physiology, ChiRunning, Yoga, and Reiki and recently launched a life coaching component of her offerings, Cassie Rae Coaching. Read more about Cassie...

Kate Harrell

  • BS in Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Dietetic Internship, Oregon Health & Science University
  • MS in Exercise Physiology, Oregon State University

Areas of Interest

  • Sports Nutrition for endurance and ultra endurance athletes. Creating personalized/customized exercise opportunities within a group setting with safe exercises that are effective for all ages and abilities.

Outside Interests / Hobbies

  • Endurance and ultra endurance running events (most preferably the marathon though she has completed a 50-mile run on the Pacific Crest Trail), gardening, biking, reading, crosswords and time with her 3-year old nephew.

Lace Luedke

  • BS in Physical Therapy, UW LaCrosse
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas
  • PhD in Orthopedic & Sports Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • ABPTS Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Areas of Interest

  • Risk factors for running injuries, effectiveness of screening for injury risk factors and effectiveness of interventions including gait retraining, therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular training for running and other lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries. Physical Therapy clinical practice in outpatient orthopedics.

Outside Interests / Hobbies

  • Spending time with family, running, triathlon, strength training, reading, cooking

Space is limited so make your plans now and secure your spot!

And yes, we know it is Mother's Day Weekend--spend it with your BRGFs (best running girl-friends) and make it home refreshed and in time for an afternoon celebration. OR be the Best. Partner. Ever. and give it as a gift!! This Retreat is for men and women, ages 18 and up.

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Program Start: Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12
Program Fee: EARLY BIRD Registration fee is $249 ($340 single occupancy) thru 2/15/19. After 2/16/19 registration is $299 ($390 single occupancy) assuming slots are still available.
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