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Healdsburg Running Company and He(a)rd Sports Marketing Launch New Kind of Running Camp

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Healdsburg, CA (August 28, 2015)-Healdsburg Running Company has partnered with He(a)rd Sports Marketing to launch a new kind of running camp. “We call it, ‘the run, wine, food and stay of your life,” says Healdsburg Running Camps Founder, Skip Brand.

“Most running camps really just focus on running. Healdsburg Running Camps are designed to provide an immersive running and culinary experience,” comments Brand. “Participants will get as much running as they want as well as a unique opportunity to sample the outstanding food and wine culture that has made Sonoma County a world-class vacation destination. Our professional runners, winemakers, and chefs will join participants for the daily runs. Their goal is to ensure that everyone has a great time!”

HOKA ONE ONE Five-Day Ultra CampOctober 29-November 2

Special Guests:

Larisa Dannis, HOKA ONE ONE Professional and U.S. National 50-Mile Champion

Bob Shebest, HOKA ONE ONE Professional and San Diego 100 Course Record Holder

Ethan Veneklasen, HOKA ONE ONE Athlete Ambassador and Co-Host, Ultrarunner Podcast

Emma Winfield, Julbo Visionary and Four-Time, Western States 100 Runner-Up 

Pearl Izumi Three-Day Ultra CampNovember 6-8

Special Guests:

Devon Yanko, Oiselle Professional and San Francisco Marathon Champion

“Tropical John” Medinger, Ultra Running Guru and Race Director, Lake Sonoma 50

Lisa Henson, Correspondent, Ultra Running Magazine

Conor Fournier,Pearl Izumi Athlete and Rep and founder of Four Corners Athletics

Charles Klinger, Peal Izumi Athlete and Tech

“We are delighted with the lineup of world-class, professional runners who will join us as camp counselors this year. Their personal stories and insights will inspire and educate our campers, but we also expect them to have a great time,” says He(a)rd Sports Marketing CEO, Ethan Veneklasen. “We encourage runners of all speeds and distances to join us. Our counselors and guides will ensure that everyone has someone to run with. Our main goal is to have FUN and enjoy our time together!”

All runs end with wine tastings and/or tours, lunches and evenings of fine dining and non-running activities. The camps are suited for runners and their non-running spouses.


The Grapeleaf Inn, a historic B&B, just off of the Healdsburg Plaza

The Rockpile Ranch Farmhouse, located on an 800-acre ranch and vineyard, about 45 minutes out of town. Bonanza and other movies were shot here.


Wilson Winery

deLorimier Winery

Mauritson Wines

Skipstone Vineyards

Medlock Ames



Mateo’s Cocina Latina

Campo Fina


Dry Creek General Store

Jimtown General Store


HOKA ONE ONE Five-Day Ultra Camp $1,995

Pearl Izumi Three-Day Ultra Camp $995

Camp prices include accommodations, food, wine, transportation around Healdsburg, a new pair of HOKA or Pearl Izumi running shoes and excellent goodie bag.


Healdsburg Running Company is a running specialty retailer located in beautiful Healdsburg, California. Founded in 2014, and known as America’s “wine-iest running store”, HRC has established a stellar reputation for building a running community in Sonoma County through its weekly group runs, sponsored races, camps and tours.

He(a)rd Sports Marketing, LLC helps best-in-class outdoor industry companies, events and athletes “harness the power of community” to build engaged, impactful brands. Based in Berkeley, CA, He(a)rd Sports engages and inspires the outdoor lifestyle community through its sports marketing, public relations, content creation and corporate engagement services.

For more information, please contact Ethan Veneklasen, He(a)rd Sports Marketing (510) 209-3172 or