Category Archives: Friends

Go for a One Minute Run on the Tour du Mont-Blanc

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This past summer, filmmaker Milo Zanecchia joined Run the Alps staff and friends for a morning on one of our favorite stretches of the Tour du Mont-Blanc.

Summer 2022 Favorite Photos from Run the Alps Trips

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Our staff and guides at Run the Alps had a blast this summer, and we’re glad to hear our guests did too. We want to share some of our favorite photos gathered from our staff, guides and guests, as well as a few comments from the amazing guests who joined us and made our 2022 trips extra special.

Meet Ivan Parasacco, The Philosopher King behind Tor des Géants

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Ivan Parasacco is the voice of ultra trail running in northern Italy, including the internationally known Tor des Géants trail race around Aosta Valley.

Courtney Dauwalter’s Chamonix Adventure Trip

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Here’s a look back on some of the fun we had on Courtney’s Adventure in Chamonix / summer camp.

Argentrail: A Little Big Race in the Chamonix Valley

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While small in size, races like Argentrail have everything you would find at a bigger event: a giant blow-up start line, a well-marked route with stocked aid stations, photographers and crowds cheering along the route, and wrapped up with an award ceremony and prizes.

Trail du Vélan: The Friendliest Race in the Alps

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Taking place near to the Grand St Bernard pass, at the southern tip of the Valais canton, the Trail du Vélan is one of the longest-running trail races in the Alps. The local support and pride in the race is clear, and not surprising given the poignant story behind its creation.

Trail Running on the Quiet Side of Mont Blanc: The Story of Valle d’Aosta Trailers

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Run the Alps recently sat down with Erica Motta, Head of Communications for VDA Trailers, to find out more about this organization powering the Aosta Valley trail running scene.

An American in the Alps: Buzz Burrell on Chamonix, the Mont Blanc Marathon, and More

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In US trail running circles, and within the trail running world internationally, the name Buzz Burrell is very nearly legendary. Buzz, 70, is still going at it.

Via Valais: It’s Way Better than Running the Haute Route

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Professional mountain sport photographer and athlete, Dan Patitucci, shares the details of making the Via Valais, the trail runner’s haute route through the Valais region of Switzerland.

How to Prevent Injury Trail Running in the Alps

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Tips from one of Chamonix’s top Physical Therapists: Here’s a recap if you missed our Run the Alps Rendez-Vous with one of Chamonix’s top physical therapists, Neil Maclean-Martin from La Clinique du Sport.

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