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Café Running

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For my fifth birthday, my mom baked a cake with mocha frosting. My favorite. Ready one day early on November 18th, I remember seeing it under the plastic wrap in the fridge. That evening, I snuck down the steep staircase from my bedroom on the second floor and ate the frosting scraps on the plate.   Continue Reading →

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 →

Up—Way Up—in the Dark: Courmayeur’s Mont Blanc K1000 Vertical

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“We will do it in the Spanish way!” I have no idea what he means, but the race director at the first edition of the Courmayeur Mont Blanc Vertical Kilometer (K1000) is smiling and exuberant, as he explains the course during the race briefing. Only five minutes of the 30-minute gathering is in English, the   Continue Reading →