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 →

Julbo Partners for Run the Alps Trip with Krissy Moehl

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This summer Run the Alps is hosting one of our favorite trips ever: an inn-to-inn trail run along the quiet Alp trails of Switzerland’s Engadine region, with US ultra runner Krissy Moehl. (If you’d like to join her, you can get more information on her trip here.) Krissy is one of ultrarunning’s most impressive and   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Trip News, Skimo, New Partners, a Book and More

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As we get ready to dive into another busy summer trail running season, we wanted to share an update just 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 ten guided trips running throughout the Alps – our   Continue Reading →

Pierra Menta: A High Altitude Ski Party with the World’s Best Skimo Racers

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When the snow flies in the Alps, trail runners here put away their trail running shoes, and pull out their ski mountaineering gear. “Skimo,” or Ski Alpinisme as it’s known here, takes center stage. The races come in rapid fire, too – evening vertical events at ski areas, internationally-organized ISMF World Cup races, and no   Continue Reading →

From Kenya to the Cairngorms: Our Run the Alps Guides in the Off-Season

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During trail running season here in the Alps, our guides are some of the most active people going. They’re trail running nearly every day – with our guests, on their own, and in races big and small around the Alps. (A typical rest day? Running up, up, up on the course of the Chamonix Kilométre Vertical.)   Continue Reading →

Alps Trail Running for Medical Professionals

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Paging all trail running medical professionals! Okay, well, not that kind of paging. You probably have enough of that already. Here’s the news: Run the Alps is partnering with Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, a unique company that offers continuing education programs for health care providers and outdoor enthusiasts. For those of you in need of certified   Continue Reading →