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The Getaway Series Will Take Place in Beaver Creek, CO; Palm Springs, CA; and Hilton Head, SC

EMMAUS, PA, and NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2017)—Runner’s World, the largest and most influential media brand in the running space, today announced the schedules and guest headliners for the 2017 Runner’s World Getaway Series in partnership with Westin Hotels & Resorts, reinforcing both brands’ shared commitment to health and wellness.

Hosted by Runner’s World for the second year in a row, the getaway trips are designed for female runners of all ages and abilities to join together to rejuvenate, be inspired, and transform through the power of running. Each event will offer daily runs, yoga sessions, panel discussions, nutrition workshops, and more. The three-destination series will take place at the Westin resorts in Beaver Creek, Colorado (May 18–21, 2017); Hilton Head, South Carolina (September 7–10, 2017); and Palm Springs, California (November 9–12, 2017).

New this year, Olympian Shalane Flanagan is headlining the Beaver Creek, CO, and Palm Springs, CA, getaways. She is joined by Elyse Kopecky, chef and coauthor of the New York Times best-selling cookbook Run Fast. Eat Slow.

 “I’m excited to join Runner’s World’s Getaway to share my running experiences with other female runners!” says world-class marathoner Flanagan. “From leading discussions on training to participating in group runs, I look forward to meeting participants throughout the weekend’s events.”

Participants will also receive complimentary copies of Flanagan and Kopecky’s Run Fast. Eat Slow. cookbook for excusive book-signing sessions.

“As a runner and whole-foods chef, I understand the importance nutrition plays in a runner’s training,” says Kopecky. “I look forward to sharing great tips and recipes geared toward women at the Beaver Creek and Palm Springs events.”

Also, for the second year in a row, elite long-distance runner Deena Kastor will headline the event in Hilton Head, SC.

“Last year’s first getaway with Runner’s World in Hilton Head was a blast,” says Kastor. “From the delicious food at the farm- and sea-to-table meals to great conversations about everyone’s passion for running, I’m thrilled to be back again this year.”

Prices for the all-inclusive getaway trips start at $1,550. For more information about the Runner’s World Getaway, in partnership with Westin Hotels & Resorts, and registration, visit

About Runner’s World
Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World, the largest and most influential media brand in the running space, is the essential guide for everyone who runs. The brand provides all runners—men and women, from beginners to hard-core marathoners—with the advice and information they need to pursue their goals, the inspiration and entertainment they crave, and a sense of authentic community they won’t find anywhere else. Runner’s World is everywhere its readers and customers are—in print, online, on-screen, and on the ground. Through authentic events, such as the award-winning Runner’s World Half & Festival, and the Runner’s World VIP program, Runner’s World editors forge deep connections and have meaningful interactions with readers as an organic part of the running community. Runner’s World publishes 20 international editions: Argentina, Australia/New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For digital updates, visit or follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, empowers guests and associates to embrace well-being and be their best selves through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly Bed, RunWESTIN, Westin Gear Lending with New Balance, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™, and more. To learn more, visit Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and at


Tuesday, March 28, 2017