Vertical races offer the perfect introduction to skimo racing. Here’s a few of our favorite uphill-only races in the Alps.
I hadn’t been running much during Europe’s sweltering 2022 summer, and so I liked the looks of the UTMB Wildstrubel® Wild 25 course. It was the shortest distance of the options 110, 70, 50 kilometers.
All told, 2022 was a remarkable year for Run the Alps. We had great trips, guests, and adventures.
Looking back on all of it, we gathered the stories, films, and tours that you enjoyed most.
Researchers have covered nearly the whole spectrum of bodily functions to see what goes on during one of the hardest ultra-endurance events in the world. We’ve compiled the studies that are publicly available, online.
Run the Alps guides, ambassadors, elite trail runners and staff, have collected a few tips on how to run your first trail race in the Alps.
Ivan Parasacco is the voice of ultra trail running in northern Italy, including the internationally known Tor des Géants trail race around Aosta Valley.
Run the Alps photographer, Sam Hill, captured the lesser seen side of UTMB Mont-Blanc®: Quiet moments away from cheering crowds, and the aftermath in Chamonix.
The Swiss Alps 100 takes place in Fiesch, a Swiss ski town near Brig, that’s below the Aletsch Glacier. The event is a festival of trail running with many different challenges for mountain athletes.
In mid-July under window boxes full of geraniums in the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald, my partner and I toed the line at the Eiger Ultra Trail by UTMB.
The Austrian city of Salzburg is both old and incredibly beautiful. It does not, on initial investigation, imbue you with thoughts of a trail running demi-mecca. That is until you focus your gaze past the turrets of the Hohensalzburg Fortress…