The inaugural Wellderness™ festival, featuring a full schedule of health and fitness activities and events, is set to take place this weekend in Estes Park, Colo., where Delaware North owns and operates The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park.
Wellderness – short for “Wellness in the Wilderness” – will include a 6K fun run around Lake Estes and a 10K trail run that will benefit the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, as well as a health expo and wellness seminars to promote fitness, nutrition and self-exploration.
Jeremy Bloom, a Colorado native and former Olympic skier and NFL player, will highlight the health expo with a workshop discussing his two-sport career under the theme, “Making the Impossible Happen.” Bloom is a three-time world champion, two-time Olympian, 11-time World Cup gold medalist and youngest freestyle skier in history to be inducted into the United States Skiing Hall of Fame.
“Wellderness is a perfect blend of two things I’m passionate about – the well-being of myself and others, and the outdoors,” Bloom said, “As a native Coloradoan, I’m confident this remarkable setting will be an ideal venue to bring out the best in each of the festival’s participants.”
In addition to Bloom, the Wellderness health expo will feature Juli Rathke, founder and publisher of YOGA+Life Magazine; Jenni Nettik, competitive runner and highly regarded running coach as the owner of Mercuria Running in Denver; and Brittany Charboneau, an elite marathoner also known as the “Funny Runner,” who intersects comedy with the world of competitive running.
The hotel, which underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2017, is connected to the Estes Park Conference Center and features an indoor swimming pool, outdoor fire pits, game room and bicycle rentals onsite.