Fri August 28 - Sun August 30, 2020 Lenoir, NC US 28645 Directions
ZAP Retreat Canceled for 2020

Regrettably, ZAP Endurance has canceled all of their retreats and camps for 2020.  We hope to resume this fun retreat in 2021. 

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ZAP Endurance
9560 Blackberry Rd.
Lenoir, NC US 28645

Twin City Track Club will be hosting a weekend running retreat at ZAP Endurance in beautiful Blowing Rock, NC on August 28-30!.  Hope you can join us!

Retreat Contact Info
If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact the retreat director at

The following schedule is tentative and will be firmed up closer to the retreat.

FRIDAY, August 28

1:00pm Early arrivals
2:00-3:30pm Afternoon easy run (self led)
3:30-6:30pm Open Time / Late arrivals
6:30-7:30pm Dinner at ZAP
7:30pm Quick Meeting followed by Games, Campfire, Chill at ZAP (several great areas to congregate)

SATURDAY, August 29

7-8:00am Light Breakfast (club provided breads, juice, etc.)
8-8:30 Drive to Bass Lake
8:30 - 11:30 Run at Moses Cone Park
11:30-12:00 Return to ZAP and soak legs in cold mountain stream (actually the Yadkin River!) at ZAP
12:30-1:30pm Lunch at ZAP
1:30pm- 5:30pm Open Time (shopping, easy running, chilling at ZAP
5:30pm ZAPpy Hour (club provides beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, light snacks; ZAP staff and athletes invited)
6:30pm- 7:30pm Dinner at ZAP
7:30pm Games, Campfire, Chill at ZAP (several great areas to congregate)

SUNDAY, August 30

7-9:00am Breakfast (club provided breads, juice, etc.)
9:00am Prediction Run with ZAP Loops (1/2 mile onsite trail)
11:00am Showers and Pack Up
12:00-1:00pm Lunch at ZAP
1:30pm Return to Winston-Salem

Weekend Runs

Friday Runs are optional and on your own on the ZAP campus or nearby trails/greenways

Saturday runs will be at Moses Cone Park. We will have two primary groups with one 5-7 mile group and one 14-16 mile group. All runs will be “no-drop” group runs with a variety of paces for everyone.

The Sunday Run will be a prediction run on the ZAP campus with details to be explained later.


$250 per person
This includes two nights lodging at ZAP, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 2 lunches (see schedule below).
Lunches and dinners will be prepared by ZAP’s own personal chef.
Breakfasts are self serve breads, fruit, juice provided by TCTC.
Service fees are already included in the registration fee, so there are no further add-ons. 
Also includes access to the ZAP gym with treadmills, weights, and much more training and fitness equipment.
Open to all Twin City Track Club Members on a first come, first serve basis
Children under 18 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian


ZAP has 24 single beds. Most are double occupancy (2 single beds per room) and a limited number of singles (1 bed per room). All rooms share a bath with an adjacent room. There are 2 rooms that have private baths (usually reserved for couples). Coin-operated washer and dryer along with a refrigerator that we can use.

About the ZAP Facility

The ZAP Endurance Running Center is a state-of-the-art retreat center located on 68 acres in the mountains of North Carolina just outside of Blowing Rock. In addition to hosting Adult Running Vacations our facility also operates as a group retreat center. Our main building houses our resident elite athletes and corporate offices. Additionally, we have a full weight training facility and dining area. Across the breezeway visitors and guests stay in our 24-bed lodge in double and single rooms.

Outside you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blackberry Valley. You can relax on our covered deck or take a soak in the hot tub. For those of you with sore legs take a dip in the cool headwaters to the Yadkin River. A 12 minute drive will take you to the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock offers great shops and restaurants as well as 26 miles of carriage trails at Moses Cone Park. Nearby you can cycle on or hike the many trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit Grandfather Mountain, or explore the small towns in the High Country.

The ZAP facility is located just minutes outside of Blowing Rock. The physical address is:
9560 Blackberry Rd.
Lenoir, NC 28645


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