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What is Run the Alps’ carbon footprint?

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This is another in a series of articles that are part of our Run the Alps Sustainability Project. Check out our Sustainability Project to see what we’re doing to reduce our impact as a company. We welcome your input.  In our last article in the Sustainability Series, How climate change is affecting the Alps, we   Continue Reading →

Entirely Shameless Reviews of Our Guides

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As the owner of Run the Alps, I play a support role. Here’s what I mean. It’s really about our guides. Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of pieces that have to come together just right, to create a great trail running trip. I started Run the Alps and moved to Chamonix, France,   Continue Reading →

Welcome to 2020: You Got This!

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Your trips look really cool! But… I’m not sure I can really handle something that challenging. I’ve run a few trail races, and the longest I’ve ever run was 15 miles. What do you think? Thanks. That’s the most common concern we get emailed to us here at Run the Alps, from prospective guests. To   Continue Reading →

Calling All Foodies: Great Cafés of the Alps Trip Now Available for Booking

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This 8-day/7-night tour is scheduled for July 26 – August 2, 2020—and booking is available now. Learn more and reserve your spot here. We expect this tour to sell out. It’s been said that trail running is an improvement on hiking because it’s possible to cover so many more miles—and thus enjoy so many more   Continue Reading →

How Climate Change is Affecting the Alps

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This article is one in a series from our Run the Alps Stewardship project.  One hundred years ago, the first passengers were making their way from Chamonix Valley to the Mer de Glace on the Montenvers cog railway. Tourists were drawn from all over the world to see the mysterious “sea of ice” with their own   Continue Reading →

Run the Fells: Special England Lake District Trip Now Available for Booking

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We’ve spent a lot of time singing the praises of the Alps—and much as we love them, we also know they’re not the only mountains on this planet worth exploring. Next year, we’re inviting you to join us on a special running tour nearly 1,000 miles northwest of Chamonix, in England’s scenic Lake District. It’s   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Partners with Chamonix-Based FATMAP

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Run the Alps is fortunate to work with a number of great partners, ranging from gear companies like Patagonia, Salomon, and Ultimate Direction, to trail races like Sierre-Zinal, the Mont Blanc Marathon, and UTMB®, to content partners like ALPSinsight and Trail Runner Magazine. Now, we’re pleased to announce another great partnership, this time with with FATMAP   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Announces the Stewardship Project

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When I started Run the Alps five years ago, questions about our environmental impact were never far from my mind. For two decades prior, much of my life had been spent on issues related to alpine stewardship, in my home range of New England’s White Mountains. So when I created a travel company in the   Continue Reading →

Our new Guide to Trail Racing in the Alps

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One attraction of trail running in the Alps is the incredible race scene here. Many of our trips include the option to take part in an Alps trail race, so Run the Alps has put together a new Guide to Trail Racing in the Alps. The guide includes vital information and handy tips to ensure   Continue Reading →

Tips for Running Chamonix’s Vertical Kilometer

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We recently shared the unique history of Chamonix’s famous Vertical Kilometer, or “Kilomètre Vertical,” as it’s known locally. The 3.8 km route rises exactly 1,000 meters from the center of Chamonix’s old town, and is a popular experience for both locals and trail runners passing through town. So we’ve pulled together our tips for running the route safely,   Continue Reading →