About Us

Dawna Jodoin | 1997-2019 | Ultra Runner
Founder of BUSH BABES & BRO'S -Trail Running

Hey, I’m Dawna. An Ultra Runner from the Sunny Okanagan, I have been in the fitness and coaching industry for the past 20 years. My passion is deep-rooted in trail running with a strong focus on both reaching my own personal goals and in sharing my experience and knowledge to help others achieve their trail running and racing dreams.
 

Whether it’s your first-time hitting the trails, you just signed up to run your first trail 10K or you have committed to take on your first Ultra, nothing brings me more gratification than helping you with planning and executing your training program to obtain your goals.

 

2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year, get in on the excitement and get in touch with me today. Myself and the team at Bush Babes & Bro's Trail Running are pumped to get you out on the trails with us. Happy running! 

 
In 22 years of Ultra Running I have completed many races.
Below are a few of the highlights.

Death Race - Grand Cache - 2005

Lost Soul- Lethbridge - 2007

Scorched Sole Ultra - 50K - Kelowna, BC Jun 26, 2008

Diez Vista - 50K - Port Moody, BC 2009

Diez Vista - 50K - Port Moody, BC Apr 10, 2010

Scorched Sole Ultra - 50K - Kelowna, BC Jun 26, 2010

Kal Classic - Vernon BC - 2011- First Women 16km paddle board race

Dirty Feet 25K - Vernon BC - 2013

TransRockies - 120 Miler - Buena Vista, CO Aug 5, 2014

Dirty Feet 25K -Vernon BC - 2014

TransRockies - 120 Miler - Buena Vista, CO Aug 11, 2015

Dirty Feet 25K -Kelowna BC - 2015

Nimble Bear - 25K - Kelowna, BC Apr 23, 2016

Wild Horse Traverse - 45K - Kelowna, BC Jun 3, 2017

Trailstoke - 55K - Revelstoke, BC Aug 1, 2016

Slay the Dragon - 50K - Silver Star Mountain, BC Jul 1, 2017

Dirty Feet 25K -Kamloops BC - 2017

North Face Endurance Challenge -Kal Park-25K-Vernon, BC May 6, 2018

La Mision - Argentina - Dec 2018

TransAlpine - Europe - Sept 2018

Group Leaders

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Owner-Head Coach

DAWNA JODOIN

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Group Leader

ADAM HARRIS

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Group Leader

RANDI  DELISIMUNOVIC

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Group Leader

BRANDY MARTIN

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Group Leader

DIANA LEHMAN

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Group Leader

MARNIE SHELL

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Group Leader

MICHAEL JODOIN

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Group Leader

ERIC DENSMORE

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Group Leader

TRISH MARSHALL

Our Clinics

Are you an absolute trail nut, who loves a good adventure?

Or maybe you are looking to make the switch from road to trail? New to running or coming back from an injury?

Great!  We have a clinic for that!

Our clinics are open to all paces and abilities from those that prefer slow and steady with lots of photo/snack breaks, to the gazelles that don’t want to spend too much time waiting around. We offer an easy, moderate and fast pace group with an experienced trail leader to suit your speed needs. Our friendly trail leaders will guide you through your long run days on beautiful scenic mostly single-track trails in a variety of areas in Vernon. 

All three of our clinics not only focus on training and knowledge but a fun, safe, positive atmosphere to meet like minded runners.

 
 

March 23-May 25th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Monday Evenings 6pm

Learn to Run

SPRING
2020

March 24th-May 30th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Tuesday Evenings 6pm, Saturday at 7:30pm

Continue To Run Clinic

SPRING
2020

March 25th- May 30th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Wednesday Evenings 6pm, Saturday at 7:30pm

Advanced Trail Running Clinic

SPRING
2020
 

Sept 28th-Nov 30th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Monday Evenings 6pm

Learn to Run

FALL
2020

Sept 29th- Dec 5th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Tuesday Evenings 6pm, Saturday at 7:30pm

Continue To Run Clinic

FALL
2020

Sept 30th- Dec 5th, 2020

Trail Running Clinic-Wednesday Evenings 6pm, Saturday at 7:30pm

Advanced Trail Running Clinic

FALL
2020
 

Private Coaching

Your one step closer to meeting your fitness goals!

Having a coach is not just for those who want to race. You may be new to trail running and don't know how to get started, or maybe you are coming off of an injury and need a little help working your way back to trail running!

We at Bush Babes & Bro's Trail Running are here to help you achieve your goals!

Our objective is to understand as much as we can about your personal history, goals,  plans, work/life balance, and more to develop a supportive training plan that is custom tailored to help you reach your goal. 

 

After our initial meeting and the questionnaire is completed, you will receive the first phase of your training plan! You can expect to see detailed instructions for each day including mileage, pace, workouts, long run times, races, other life commitments, cross training and more. Communication is continuous and unlimited as we work together to develop training strategies, review specific workouts, talk through the physiology of workouts, nutritional planning, footwear advice, cross training advice, and running form discussions.

 

Please fill out the running assessment questionnaire, once your questionnaire is complete, We will schedule a phone consultation with you to review your assessment responses and discuss any other further questions at that time.

 

Guided Runs

Trail Running Tours in the North Okanagan

Runs can range from 1-5 hours and will be customized to suit your experience and fitness level. Our guides know the local trails very well and have spent countless hours running, hiking on them. We will hike or run as fast or as slow as you or your group needs.

 

Looking for a casual run through some rolling trails….we can do that. Want to run up to the top of the mountain or at least to an amazing view point?  We can do that too. Maybe you have a place in mind you’d like to go….I’m sure we can work that out.

 

We’re fortunate in the Okanagan to have 100’s of km’s of trails, there’s lots to see out on the trails and we always stop for photo opportunities. If this sounds like its for you, please contact us to schedule a date for your Guided Tour.

Cost: $75/hr - For a group of 1-5 people