Category Archives: Run the Alps News

Just Announced: Join US Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl in the Alps this Summer!

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This trip is going to be one of the highlights of our 2018 Run the Alps season! We’re delighted to offer this special trail running adventure with noted US ultra-runner, Krissy Moehl. Coach, author, and winner of dozens of ultra-trail races, Krissy brings a warm and inclusive spirit to the sport that is perfectly in   Continue Reading →

Le Double: Might as Well Run to the Moon

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Trail running here in the Alps is unlike anywhere else I’ve ever laced up my Salomons and headed out the door. One’s body simply needs time to adjust to the sheer verticality of it all— no matter what your pre-trip training back home. For me, a purely recreational runner, I notice a change at about three to four weeks. Like all   Continue Reading →

Un Petit Village d’alpage, and the Future of Trail Running

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As trail running grows–some would say explodes in popularity–all manner of new ventures are taking shape. The ultra-famous, ultra-hard 166 km UTMB just announced yet one more event to its series—the OCC, Orsières-Champex-Chamonix. Running camps and personal trainers are showing up on the scene. In the states and throughout Europe, trail races are filling up in hours, sometimes minutes. Those of us   Continue Reading →

Fully-Sorniot: Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Up

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We have been at it for 20 minutes already, and I am soaked with sweat. Today’s race, Fully-Sorniot, offers runners a full five minutes of pleasant coasting along old village roads, until delivering the goods: 1.6 vertical kilometers of ass-kicking, no-holes-barred switchbacks. I try not to look up, but it’s too tempting. I glance skyward, and all I see is… rock.   Continue Reading →