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Trail des Dents-du-Midi: Finding Calm amid the Chaos

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It has been, by any measure, a year of instability and change for the world. Run the Alps has not been unaffected. We’ve responded by researching and launching a number of new initiatives—more on that, right here, soon. Like you, I am sure, I’ve found it unsettling. My inner autopilot has sought out the familiar,   Continue Reading →

Roll out the Red Carpet and Grab Some Popcorn: Sneak Peek of a Film from Run the Alps

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Here in the Alps, as elsewhere in the world, Covid-19 has disrupted plans. For Run the Alps, we opted early in the spring to cancel all our guided trips— now is a time for all of us to travel a bit less, and do our part to minimize the global pandemic. As I look back   Continue Reading →

Racing in the No-Fall Zone: Hillary Gerardi and Matterhorn Ultraks Extreme

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The Ultraks trail races in Zermatt, Switzerland, launched in 2012, quickly established themselves as one of the marquee series of races in the Alps.  Taking place in late August, Matterhorn Ultraks features six courses ranging from a 900-meter long kid’s run to a tough 49 km Skyrace, all in the famously beautiful Zermatt valley. (The   Continue Reading →

Bernina Ultraks Adds Ice to the Menu

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Sam Hill is a Run the Alps guide and manager of the Run the Alps Race Finder. Last week I travelled to the Swiss mountain town of Pontresina, nestled in the heart of the Engadin region in eastern Switzerland. With the glaciers of the Bernina mountain range above and the teal blue lakes of St   Continue Reading →

Our New Director of Hospitality Needs a Name

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As the founder of Run the Alps, I take feedback from our guests seriously. So, when we started consistently getting reviews that mentioned we should have a Director of Hospitality, I took note. We made recruiting strong candidates a top priority. Despite the challenges that Covid has thrown every international tour company this year, at   Continue Reading →

Alps Trail Racing Update: What’s On, What’s Off

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Sam Hill is a guide for Run the Alps and the Manager of the Run the Alps Race Finder. Which races are happening in the Alps during the second half of this unusual summer, and what changes are being implemented to keep runners safe during the Covid pandemic? We thought it was a good moment   Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes with Run the Alps: Kim’s Story

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Here’s a fact about Run the Alps you might not know: In addition to working and guiding together, we’re a pretty close group of friends. In our free time, we trail run together, climb together, have coffee together at Moody Coffee Roaster and beers together at Big Mountain Brewing. Now, one of us needs a   Continue Reading →

Trail Running with Run the Alps around Annecy, France

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Run the Alps now offers private guiding for 1-3 days, around the Alps. Our guide network reaches from Switzerland’s Berner Oberland to Italy’s Dolomites to Chamonix, France– and everywhere in between. One of those great places to trail run in the Alps is Annecy, France. Called the “Venice of the Alps,” thanks to the centuries-old   Continue Reading →

New! Run the Alps Guide Service

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Whether you’re looking for a trail running guide in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland, the Dolomites, or France’s Chamonix valley, Run the Alps can now help. We’ve just launched our new trail running guide service– you can check it out, right here.   Our new booking service came from the steady drumbeat of emails we’ve received over   Continue Reading →

Trail Running (or not) During Confinement

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As federally imposed confinement periods wind down around Europe, we thought we’d check in with our Run the Alps staff, to see how they’ve been coping during this uniquely challenging time. Most of the Run the Alps team is based in the French Alps, where Covid confinement has been particularly strict. To leave the house,   Continue Reading →