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The Montreux Trail Festival: We Will Rock You. (And Your Quads.)

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Lead singer Freddie Mercury from the band Queen had a longtime connection to the Swiss town of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva. The first edition of the Montreux Trail Festival kept that connection very much alive. Races were subtitled with one liners from famous Queen songs. “We will rock you” and “Another one   Continue Reading →

Growing Trail Running in the Alps: Meet Swiss Ultra Trail

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Trail running in the Alps is growing—and fast. Every month seems to bring new races and events, from trail running festivals to winter, night trail races. Now, a group of Zurich-based ultra runners have bonded together to form a new organization, Swiss Ultra Trail. What’s their mission—and what do they see for the future of trail   Continue Reading →

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 →