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Join Ultrarunners Rob Krar and Brian Tinder in the Alps this September

Join Ultrarunners Rob Krar and Brian Tinder in the Alps this September

Aug 15, 2017

Sometimes, things just fall into place. That’s what happened this last month when Run the Alps’ friend Brian Tinder and fellow Flagstaff, Arizona runner Rob Krar announced they’d be taking part in the DDM Trail, one of the oldest trail races in the Alps.

As a result, Run the Alps is able to offer a unique trip this September, to Chamonix, France and Champéry, Switzerland. There’s a lot that’s cool about this trip:

*Chamonix is the world’s epicenter for trail running right now.

*The quiet village of Champéry, high on Switzerland’s border with France, is home to DDM Trail. In our opinion, the warmth, limited numbers, and long history make this one of the best trail races anywhere in the Alps, period.

Rob Krar joins our Run the Alps trip in Switzerland this September. (Photo Ken Etzel.)

*While we’re in Champéry, we’ll spend a day with private coaching from two of the world’s best trail runners, Adidas’ Brian Tinder and 2016 Ultrarunner of the Year, Canada’s Rob Krar.

*September is a great time of year in the Alps. The mountains are quieter, the weather is just a bit cooler, and fair weather often prevails. It’s a special time to be trail running here.

US Nike team runner David Laney takes in the view of Chamonix valley. (Photo: Robbie Britton.)

This will be a small trip, with a limited number of guests at a great time of year.

Want to come along? Here’s info!

The téléphérique heads up to Croix-de-Culet. Rue du Village, Champéry.
Doug Mayer
Doug Mayer is the founder of Run the Alps and lives in Chamonix, France with his labradoodle, Izzy. He is the author of The Race that Changed Running: The Inside Story of UTMB and writes for Outside Online and Ultrasignup News. His upcoming book is a graphic novel about Italy’s 330km long Tor des Géants trail race.