Salomon’s Matt Flaherty on the Marathon du Mont-Blanc

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Matt Flaherty is a US trail runner sponsored by Salomon, currently living in Geneva, Switzerland – just 80 minutes’ drive to Chamonix, France. He has had a number of strong results in the US, in a variety of trail and road races. (You can read more about him in this irunfar profile.) We’re psyched to share   Continue Reading →

Allez-Allez! Running the Mont Blanc Marathon

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Run the Alps is delighted to share a glimpse of running this year’s Marathon du Mont-Blanc, courtesy of Patagonia’s Jess Rogers. Jess is the Global Product Manager for Trail Running and Baselayers, at Patagonia in Ventura, California.  Two years ago, I experienced the magical mountain town of Chamonix, France, not quite knowing what was in   Continue Reading →

Running the Mont Blanc 23 km: Run the Alps talks with Albert Marino

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After four days of trail running from Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France, on a guided Run the Alps trip, Run the Alps guest Albert Marino finished 36th in the Mont Blanc 23km trail race. This year was the 40th running of the competitive event, formerly known as the Cross du Mont Blanc. The race is   Continue Reading →

Chamonix’s Mont Blanc Marathon Weekend

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“Il est temps pour la fête! – “It is time for the festival!” bellowed Olivier, one of the volunteer coordinators for Chamonix’s Marathon Du Mont Blanc. It was 10am on a Sunday morning, and we were stationed at the top of the Planpraz lift, on a high balcony just below the Aiguilles Rouges range, the   Continue Reading →

Trail Running in the Alps: First Impressions from Courmayeur and Chamonix

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Editor’s Note: This summer, Run the Alps is pleased to have a staff writer, Julia Maxwell. Julia, aka JMax, will be writing about the Alps trail running scene throughout the region, from Courmayeur, Italy to Grindelwald, Switzerland. She’ll be based at Run the Alps’ home in Chamonix, France. Julia graduated from Stanford, where for four   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Switzerland Now Available in the US

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This past month Run the Alps, along with our friends at Elevation, wrapped up a project 18 months in the works: Run the Alps: Switzerland, 30 Must-Do Trail Runs. The book is now available in the United States, and can be purchased right here and also on Amazon. Run the Alps Switzerland launched in Europe a   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Made a Movie

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Well… sort of. We didn’t really make it. It was produced and created by Chamonix, France-based filmmaker Katie Moore, with images from Seb Montaz-Rosset. But we did help out— because, well, it’s about us. More accurately, it’s about trail running in the Alps, and why we love it so much. It’s only 1:53, and we   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Explainer: I Need a Medical Form to Trail Race in France and Italy?

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Yes, you do. For many of our guests and friends, the fact that you need a signed medical certificate from a doctor in order to trail race is a real surprise. In the US and elsewhere, most of us are simply used to suffering a bout of dubious judgement – usually concluding with, “Oh, sure,   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Partners with Sierre-Zinal

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Sierre-Zinal is one of the original trail races in the Alps. It’s also one of the best. The course, the organization, and the spirit all come together to create a very special experience, each year for the past 46 years. Run the Alps is pleased to share that we’re now offering the opportunity participate in   Continue Reading →

Spring 2018 News from Run the Alps

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An occasional update from Run the Alps founder, Doug Mayer Hi Friends: As we get ready to dive into another busy summer season, I wanted to share an update with you, our guests, friends and partners. Here are the highlights: *2018 will be our busiest summer yet – but there’s still room available! We have   Continue Reading →