Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Hidden Importance of Trail Running: A beginner’s experience training for– and running– the Mont Blanc Marathon

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Run the Alps Director of Sustainability Jen Stretton writes about her first trail race– the legendary Marathon du Mont-Blanc.

Gemmirunning: One of the World’s Most Unusual Trail Runs

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Sometime a bit more than 20 years ago, a trail runner approached Stefan Tscherry, the operator of the tram at the base of Leukerbad, Switzerland’s Gemmi Pass. The lift runs from the village, climbing 949 meters to its finish at the top of Gemmi Pass in the Berner Oberland region, roughly across the wide Rhone   Continue Reading →

The Hub Chamonix: Something New from Run the Alps

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Today, Run the Alps is excited to announce something brand new, in the world’s home for trail running: The Hub Chamonix.  The Hub Chamonix is a casual, welcoming chalet a few minutes walk from the center of town, and it’s designed specifically with trail running and trail runners in mind. It’s available for booking now–   Continue Reading →

Hillary Gerardi: “It Takes A Village to Win in Chamonix.”

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Here’s a truth about our Run the Alps corner of the trail running world in Chamonix: we can be a pretty tight group. That circle of friendship and camaraderie radiates outward, to our guides and staff and alumni and friends scattered around the Alps, the US, the world. Here in Chamonix, day in and day   Continue Reading →