Creating authentic connections through running.

Rise.Run.Retreat. was founded on the idea that at its core, running is a transformative act and when we run together the opportunity for growth is exponential. 

If you think about it, running puts us in a place of discomfort and often when we are uncomfortable we are also vulnerable. Running together opens us up to connect on a real level with other women, leading to self-discovery and ultimately growth. 

Rise.Run.Retreat. is about sharing miles, sweat, smiles and our unfiltered-selves. 

More than a getaway. More than a retreat. Rise.Run.Retreat. is an experience you will remember forever.


Sarah E. Canney

founder & host

Sarah is an athlete, coach, writer and mom with a passion running. After battling an eating disorder for nearly ten years in her teens and early 20's, Sarah found freedom and healing. Running proved a catalyst in her transformation as she learned to rewrite the negative narrative in her head and find a unique strength within herself. As Sarah became more involved in the running community she was inspired by the connections she had made to create Rise.Run.Retreat in 2015.

Sarah's mission is to help women gain confidence, find strength and make authentic connections through running. As the host, she creates a place for women to be inspired and experience personal growth through running. 


Sarah is also a RRCA and USATF Running Coach and since starting running has become a competitive mountain runner and was a member of the 2018 US National Snowshoe Running Team, finish 9th at the World Snowshoe Championships in 2019.  You can find more from Sarah at