More Information Half & Full Weekend

Half Marathon & Marathon Weekend


  • All-Inclusive Experience
  • Discussions On: Training, the Mental Side, Strength Training, Race Strategy, Individualized Video Analysis, and More
  • Supported Long Run
  • One-on-one coaching session with one our coaches
  • Daily Group Runs at Your Own Pace
  • Explore Downtown Blowing Rock
  • Average High & Low Temps of 72/50
  • Learn from ZAP Elite Team

This weekend in September is another opportunity to kick off or put the final touches on your fall half marathon or full marathon training. Each morning we will have group runs, all designed to be at your own pace. There is absolutely no speed requirement to come, learn and enjoy some fantastic runs. We will have plenty of time for each of our runs for everyone to run the pace appropriate for them.

You will get time to explore downtown Blowing Rock, enjoy the amenities at Chetola, and make the most of your long weekend in the mountains. In this 4 day running vacation we will answer all your questions from nutrition to mileage as well as share some tips on how to mentally and physically prepare yourself in the final weeks before the big day. We pack a lot into a short period of time, but the first-class accommodations at Chetola will make the entire weekend feel like a relaxing getaway.

For a tentative schedule of the weekend click here.

Chetola & Lodging Information

Chetola is an upscale resort that is walking distance to downtown Blowing Rock and adjacent to Moses Cone National Park. Chetola sits on 78 acres and offers a wide array of amenities and on-site activities.

The Main Lodge at Chetola Resort

ZAP will have a dedicated space inside for meals, training seminars, and socializing for the duration of our stay. Your lodging will consist of 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom condo units within the resort. Every room within each unit will have 1 or 2 beds along with it’s own bathroom.

In addition to being adjacent to Moses Cone National Park, Chetola has a pool, sauna and spa. There is an 8-acre pond on the property with a walking trail, paddle boats, kayaks, and finishing available. 

Once you arrive at Chetola your tuition covers the cost of your stay, including meals and lodging. Lunch and dinner will be catered by the resort and breakfast will be provided individually in each condo. The rooming options vary based on your preference and availability (see below), but each bedroom has it’s own bathroom. Each of the condos comes with ample living space, a full dining room and kitchen.

Housing Options & Pricing (if booked before Feb 1)

Single Occupancy Rate: $1,840*

Couple Rate (2 people sharing king or queen bed): $1,660 per person

Shared Room Rate (twin bed, sharing room with another twin): $1,660 per person

Dates: Sept 12-15, 2024

*For single occupancy rooms King / Queen beds will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

You can take a virtual tour of one of the condos here