Category Archives: Travel

What It’s Like Being on a Run the Alps Trip

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Writer, Johanna Flashman gets a sense of what it’s like running with a Run the Alps group and has a chance to speak with guests about their experiences in France and Italy.

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.

UTMB Mont-Blanc® 2022 in Photos (and the Morning After)

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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.

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.

What to Expect Visiting Chamonix for Trail Running

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We’ll cover the frequent intro questions we’ve gotten over the years, and offer a slice of what it’s like visiting Chamonix for trail running.

First Edition of Eiger 250: Ultrarunning through the Berner Oberland

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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.

Mozart 100 by UTMB: Come for the Strudel and Stay for the Trails in the Austrian Alps

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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…

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.

Good Karma Runner: Run the Alps First Winner, Neak Loucks

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Neak gives widely of their talents, coaching middle school cross-country, crafting hilarious games while leading a trail running club for kids, co-directing the Over the Rainbow Runs 10K/20K, pacing runners in half marathons for Beast Pacing, mentoring new runners and triathletes, and perhaps most importantly, providing pro bono consulting to a variety of race organizations, including Vacation Races, about how to better support trans and nonbinary runners.

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