JUNE 28 - 30, 2019 || leadville, CO

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Learn what it means to truly push yourself to the limit.

The Performance Tea High Altitude Training Camp is your opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to run the big mountains around Leadville, CO. Feel what it means to run at 10,000+ ft and hear from experts in various disciplines how to prepare for and perform in these kinds of conditions.



Just for a weekend, take the opportunity to eat, sleep, and train ultra-running.

WARNING: If you aren’t hooked already, you might walk away with a new obsession.


We cover it all.

\\ Challenging runs with instruction and support from professional coaches

\\ Workshops on nutrition, training, and mindset

\\ Presentations about all elements of ultra-running racing and real-life stories of epic challenges





1:00 - 3:00 PM Run: Optional "Fun Run"

3:00 - 4:00 PM Get settled

4:00 - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception

6:00 - 7:00 PM Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 PM Crash Course: Leadville 100

10:00 PM End of day


5:30 - 6:00 AM Hot cooked breakfast

6:00 - 6:30 AM Drive to Twin Lakes

6:30 AM -12:30 PM Trail Run: Double Hope Pass - from Twin Lakes - to Winfield and back - start at sunrise

1:30 - 2:30 PM Catered lunch

2:30 - 2:45 PM THPL presentation

2:45 - 3:30 PM Talk: Adaptogens and Why They Work at Altitude

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break

4:00 - 4:45 PM Talk: Gear and Equipment

4:45 - 6:00 PM Free time

6:00 - 7:00 PM Dinner

7:00 - 7:30 PM Talk: How do you train for Leadville

7:30 - 8:00 PM Talk: Perseverance

10:00 PM End of day


5:30 - 6:00 AM Hot cooked breakfast

6:00 - 6:30 AM Drive to Powerline

6:30 - 8:30 AM Trail Run: 2 hr run

9:30 - 10:30 AM Talk: How do you recover?

11:00 AM Departure


You know we’d love to take everyone if we could… but we can’t. So don’t sleep on this! Register soon to reserve your spot.

You won’t regret it.


Being at the inaugural PT high altitude camp will be a fun and exciting experience. The camp will be intimate and the agenda engaging. The runs are challenging but also achievable for runners of all skill levels and without race-day pressure.  We will have food and nutrition products optimized for high-altitude throughout the weekend, and we will have our support vehicles at the ready. When we are not running, we will have time for delicious meals and conversation, along with presentations and discussions book-ending our runs.  We will be capturing the entire weekend on video and will be making a “camp video” for all participants to have after the weekend. Performance Tea adaptogen and CBD products will be available throughout the weekend and we will be sharing information on how natural products can help with performance and recovery at higher altitudes.


…and you’ll learn it from some of the

best in the business.


Joe Gagnon

Camp Co-Leader

Joe Gagnon, author of “Living the High Performance Life, An Ordinary Joe’s Guide to the Extraordinary”, is an adventurer, entrepreneur, innovator and co-founder and CEO of Performance Tea. He is the creator of The High Performance Life (THPL), a philosophy and guide to learn techniques for mental toughness, creative problem solving, leadership, and personal effectiveness. He focuses on practices in the areas of life, learning and fitness for personal fulfillment and improving human performance in all walks of life.

Joe is a passionate endurance athlete. He has completed six Ironman triathlons, 60+ marathons and ultra-marathons and in 2017, he ran six marathons on six continents in six days. He is a Leadville Trail 100 finisher, 2x Leadville Trail 100 MTB finisher, and is looking to earn the title of Leadman this upcoming summer.


Don Reichelt

Camp Co-Leader

Don is an experienced endurance athlete and coach focusing primarily on ultra running both personally and within his coaching business, Boundless Endurance.

As a competitor, Don has finished numerous ultra distance races including six races over 100 miles. Most notably, Don finished the 2018 Badwater 135 in third place, and currently owns a 100 mile best time of 16:27. Other career highlights include representing the US Team at the 153 mile Spartathlon in Greece, and completing the Leadville Leadman series.

As a coach, Don pairs his Masters Degree in Adult Education with years of running industry experience and education to work with every athlete on their specific journey. From running your first race, to dramatically improving times and speed, Don is able to work with all types of runners to develop a plan that suits their needs and goals.