“The beauty is unparalleled, the trails are dreamy, and the peaks are inspiring, but what never leaves you is the spirit of the people.”
That’s US ultra runner David Laney, who finished third in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2015, sharing his thoughts about what makes trail racing in the Alps so special. (You can read his story here.)
This year, Run the Alps has expanded its race partnerships. Guided or self-guided guests can choose from nearly a dozen classic trail races across the Alps.
We’ll leave you with a favorite video – trail running up Chamonix’s airy vertical kilometer, part of the Mont Blanc Marathon race series. Last year’s women’s winner was our pal and Run the Alps Ambassador, Hillary Gerardi!
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.