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.
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.
Vert.run is the leading coaching and training app for trail runners of all levels. We’re delighted to team up with Vert.run to help our guests prepare for their Run the Alps trip. Whether you’ve been trail running for years and want an Alps-specific plan, or you’re a beginner interested in working towards a big goal, Vert.run can help you prepare with workouts that meet you where you are and help you get ready for the Alps!
François D’Haene Aims Toward Tor des Géants
It’s true. One of the world’s great ultrarunners is turning his attention to one of the world’s toughest races.
Courmayeur to Chamonix with Max King
We’re excited for this unique trip with Max King that includes a visit to the Salomon global headquarters and a chance to race in the Alps.
Run the Alps Gear Repair Patches
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