The year before the first edition of Tor, there was a “Zero Edition” with a grand total of four finishers. This wasn’t an official race. In fact, it was a trial run to prove the very concept.
We know that combating climate change will require large-scale systemic society-level change. Nonetheless, we believe in the power of individual action, and want to contribute to fighting climate change in the way that we can.
PHOTO: Julen Elorza Nominate Someone Deserving for a Free Run the Alps Trip You read that right. Run the Alps is launching a special opportunity for this summer. We’re giving away one trip—including round-trip airfare—to one deserving person who has worked hard to benefit the wider trail running community. Why are we doing this? We Continue Reading →
We want to let you in on a secret: Trail running in the Alps isn’t actually as hard as it seems. It looks pretty badass, right? But here’s the behind-the-scenes reality: everyone hikes the uphills, jogs most other places, and there’s not a person on our Run the Alps trips who doesn’t stop for croissants Continue Reading →
About ten years ago, I walked into the office of a new race organization based in Geneva– Ultraks. I had a nice visit with the team, hoping to partner with them. I was starting a new trail running tour company, and they were a year or two into creating a series of trail running events. Continue Reading →
Love dogs? We do! Join us for a Unique Four-Footed Trail Running Trip this summer! Are you a trail runner who likes nothing more than having a four-footed friend at your side? Now, we’ve got a special trail running trip just for you. Here in the Alps, dogs are more than companion animals. They fill Continue Reading →
Did you get into one of the trail races of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc series in Chamonix, France at the end of August? Congratulations! Taking part in UTMB, CCC, TDS or any one of the other races in the series is, for many, one of the highlights of a trail running career. The energy, the Continue Reading →
One of our most enjoyable and interesting times of the season is our Wilderness Medicine trip with our good friends at Tahoe Wilderness Medicine. John Anderson, the trip leader and one of the founders of Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, is a wonderfully bright and talented Emergency Room doc and a strong ultra runner in his own Continue Reading →
Our Run the Alps guides got their end of the year grades, and, for the first time, we are sharing the results with everyone, publicly. Why? Simple. Like a parent seeing their son or daughter’s stellar report card, I’m proud. Our guides are some of the best people I know. The fact is, Run the Continue Reading →
What’s it like, living in Chamonix, France, the iconic mountain town that’s been described as the world’s home of trail running? Here in “Cham,” ours is a small, close-knit, friendly community. We support each other through our inevitable tough times, and we celebrate wins and successes together. In short, we’re tight. This past year, we Continue Reading →