Running Wild in the Swiss Alps

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This coming summer, Run the Alps is pleased to partner with Run Wild Retreats + Wellness. Run Wild Retreats + Wellness offers premier trail running and wellness retreats in the world’s best trail running destinations. The company has a unique approach, inspired by its founder, Elinor Fish. A writer, speaker and educator, Elinor has made   Continue Reading →

Run Wild with Krissy Moehl

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Run the Alps is pleased to be partnering with Run Wild Retreats + Wellness this year, for an upcoming women’s trail running retreat in the Swiss Alps from July 10–16, 2017. The host, coach, and educator will be someone “just slightly” known to the ultra-running community: trail runner Krissy Moehl. In fact, it’s hard to   Continue Reading →

This Holiday Season: In Memory of Fiona

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Trail running has given so much to all of us at Run the Alps. And, we suspect, to you too. This holiday season, we’re returning just a little bit to the world, with our support of the Fiona Conroy Memorial Fund at Jalia. Fiona Conroy is the late sister-in-law of Run the Alps guide, Simon Conroy.   Continue Reading →

Pssst! Our Run the Alps Store is Here!

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Check it out! Our new store is the result of one simple question, we get over and over again: “How do I get one of those?” For years, we have heard that refrain throughout the Alps. It happened when we were doing recon for trips in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland. It happened at the finish line   Continue Reading →

Alain Bustin: Chamonix Trail Runner, Volunteer, Author

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A dozen different trail races each season. Some of the best mountain trails in the world. Home to one of the strongest collection of trail runners anywhere. And, what might be the most active trail running club anywhere. It just might be that Chamonix has the most vibrant trail running scene of any town in the   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps’ 2017 Trail Running Trips: Tour du Mont-Blanc, Women’s Wellness, Self-Guided Adventures and More!  

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Chamonix, France… Zermatt and Grindelwald, Switzerland… Courmayeur, Italy. We’re already daydreaming about the 2017 trail running season in the Alps! We’ve just announced next season’s schedule, and Run the Alps will be offering more trips than ever, both guided and self-guided. What’s new? Well… *Tour du Mont Blanc Our trip running the iconic route around   Continue Reading →

Trail du Saugeais: Racing in the Jura Mountains of France

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On one of the hottest days of Summer 2016, two of my running buddies here in Switzerland — Francesco Calderone and Marie Louis-Tisserand — ran in the the Trail du Saugeais across the border in Jura Mountains of France. In its second year, this event featured three courses for running: 11 km (+236 meters), 22   Continue Reading →

Running the Alps… In Your Words

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As Run the Alps has grown these past few years, one of the most enjoyable parts of the job has been sharing my enthusiasm for trail running in the Alps. It’s just a ridiculously beautiful and happy experience, in so many ways. If you love to trail run, I hope you get to visit at some point in   Continue Reading →

Running 330 km Through the Alps: Natalie’s Tor des Géants

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Run the Alps friend Natalie White, a British and English fell running champion, recently completed the head-spinning 338-kilometer long Tor des Géants, or “TDG,” a single-stage trail race through the Italian Alps. What’s it like to run that kind of distance… and throw in 24,000 meters of climbing, too? We asked Natalie’s partner, Robbie, to interview Natalie about the   Continue Reading →

Trail des Aiguilles Rouges: Chamonix Valley’s Trail Race

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The world knows Chamonix for some of the most impressive trail races on the globe: the Marathon du Mont-Blanc, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, and the nearly dozen other races associated with these two overarching events. But, as September winds down, there’s a race that captures the attention of Chamonix—one that’s a favorite among valley locals: Trail des   Continue Reading →