Author Archives: Kim Strom

How to Create the Life You Want: Ultra Runner Meg Mackenzie Talks to Acclaimed Coach Mareli Kruger

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Ultrarunner Meg Mackenzie and acclaimed coach Mareli Kruger talk about the internal and external obstacles preventing us from living the life we want and what we can do about them.
Meg and Mareli will be co-hosting a special women’s retreat in Chamonix this fall for the chance to dig deeper into these topics.

Our Most-Read Alps Stories of 2022

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All told, 2022 was a remarkable year for Run the Alps. We had great trips, guests, and adventures.

Looking back on all of it, we gathered the stories, films, and tours that you enjoyed most.

Go for a One Minute Run on the Tour du Mont-Blanc

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This past summer, filmmaker Milo Zanecchia joined Run the Alps staff and friends for a morning on one of our favorite stretches of the Tour du Mont-Blanc.

Summer 2022 Favorite Photos from Run the Alps Trips

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Our staff and guides at Run the Alps had a blast this summer, and we’re glad to hear our guests did too. We want to share some of our favorite photos gathered from our staff, guides and guests, as well as a few comments from the amazing guests who joined us and made our 2022 trips extra special.

UTMB Mont-Blanc® 2022 in Photos (and the Morning After)

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Run the Alps photographer, Sam Hill, captured the lesser seen side of UTMB Mont-Blanc®: Quiet moments away from cheering crowds, and the aftermath in Chamonix.

Courtney Dauwalter’s Chamonix Adventure Trip

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Here’s a look back on some of the fun we had on Courtney’s Adventure in Chamonix / summer camp.

Via Valais: It’s Way Better than Running the Haute Route

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Professional mountain sport photographer and athlete, Dan Patitucci, shares the details of making the Via Valais, the trail runner’s haute route through the Valais region of Switzerland.

How to Prevent Injury Trail Running in the Alps

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Tips from one of Chamonix’s top Physical Therapists: Here’s a recap if you missed our Run the Alps Rendez-Vous with one of Chamonix’s top physical therapists, Neil Maclean-Martin from La Clinique du Sport.

Good Karma Runner: Run the Alps First Winner, Neak Loucks

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Neak gives widely of their talents, coaching middle school cross-country, crafting hilarious games while leading a trail running club for kids, co-directing the Over the Rainbow Runs 10K/20K, pacing runners in half marathons for Beast Pacing, mentoring new runners and triathletes, and perhaps most importantly, providing pro bono consulting to a variety of race organizations, including Vacation Races, about how to better support trans and nonbinary runners.

For unique trail running clothing, visit Run the Alps partners, Insane Inside.