The Company We Keep
Behind every Run the Alps trip are great partners. From the gear we rely on to the crew who arranges hut and hotel accommodations, they’re a big part of the Run the Alps experience. Thanks, everyone!
ALPSinsight is the creation of Dan and Janine Patitucci of Patitucci Photo. Their stunning photos of mountain sports in the Alps, combined with great storytelling, makes for one of the most compelling, informative and lively Alps sports websites going. Run the Alps is both a content and booking partner with ALPSinsight.
Working with the talented and knowledgeable team at Alpinehikers, we’re able to create some of the best trail running trips in the Alps. Troy and his staff are experts in the travel business!
We love everything about this local craft brewery and are proud to partner in their monthly community Trail Club runs. Whether it’s the beers we give groups on completing their Tour du Mont-Blanc, or supplies for our staff parties, we just can’t find a better beer!
The Broken Arrow Skyrace is one of the US’s preeminent gatherings of trail runners, and Run the Alps is a proud partner. Each year in Tahoe, California, the European-inspired event features no fewer than eight races, including a vertical race and a via ferrata race course! We love this event, and the inclusive, fun vibe the organizers have created.
It’s fair to say that Hoka, founded in Annecy, France, have revolutionised running shoes with their “maximalist” design. They went against the low-profile minimalist shoes popular in the last couple of decades, and now you can’t miss the big cushioned shoes on trails all over the world.
Conceived, created and organized each year by Run the Alps friend Tim Tollefson, the Mammoth Trail Festival is, well, just that– a mammoth festival. Tim’s enthusiasm and energy are evident throughout the races, events, films and much more. It’s also part of Salomon’s Golden Trail World Series. We are so happy to partner with this wonderful new event.
Mimmi Kotka, Chamonix-based friend of Run the Alps, set up Moonvalley with two other Swedish trail running athletes, Ida Nilsson and Emelie Forsberg. Our guides and guests eat their bars all summer – they’re vegan, organic and very tasty!
Based in Switzerland, this forward-thinking brand has grown rapidly since they started in 2010. We like the way they work to reduce their carbon footprint in both operations and production, for example using recycled materials to make their shoes.
At Run the Alps, we believe we all need to be stewards of the environment. Joining One Percent is one way we can help. We’re proud to be a corporate member of this pioneering organization.
Salomon continues to live and work on the cutting edge of trail running shoes and gear. Our Salomon friends range from their US offices in Ogden, Utah, to their world headquarters in Annecy, France. We admire their efforts to advance trail running and trail racing, including Salomon Advanced Week and Salomon Running TV.
Spring Nutrition is made only with natural ingredients, with no low-quality ingredients or chemicals. So as well as tasting great, it helps runners avoid GI problems and sugar highs and dips.
Tailwind makes it incredibly easy to get the electrolytes and calories we need on long runs. Of course we’ll still stop for a Tarte aux Myrtilles at a refuge, but also having handy sachets of Tailwind means we won’t end up flagging on a long run.
Jeff and Brad Boggess have created one of our favorite trail running foods. Trail Butter is healthy, nutritious, tasty… and gives you plenty of power for the miles ahead. We haul a delivery over at the start of each season for our clients!
Run the Alps is proud to be an official partner of the Trail Running Film Festival, which features some of the best short trail running films from around the world each year. The global tour travels to dozens of locations, and the festival is available virtually, too.
Run the Alps Announces Salomon Limited Edition Collaboration!
Run the Alps is pleased to share the very first news of a special Alps trail running collaboration with Salomon– and the first chance to order your limited edition Run the Alps gear!
Tour du Mont-Blanc
The Tour du Mont-Blanc is the most famous trail running route in the world, and for good reason. Wandering over mountain trails from France, to Italy, to Switzerland and back into France, the “TMB” footpath includes some of the most iconic mountain terrain anywhere. We’ll kick off the trip with a day of running one of Chamonix’s
Reusable Euro Market Bag
Thanks to our crew and friends here in Chamonix, it's not unusual to spot our reusable bag at the Saturday morning market. Now, you can use it at your local farmer's market, too!