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Published: Your Grades for Our Run the Alps Guides

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Our Run the Alps guides got their end of the year grades, and, for the first time, we are sharing the results with everyone, publicly. Why? Simple. Like a parent seeing their son or daughter’s stellar report card, I’m proud. Our guides are some of the best people I know. The fact is, Run the   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Announces Women’s-Only Trail Running Camp with Meg Mackenzie

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What’s it like, living in Chamonix, France, the iconic mountain town that’s been described as the world’s home of trail running? Here in “Cham,” ours is a small, close-knit, friendly community. We support each other through our inevitable tough times, and we celebrate wins and successes together. In short, we’re tight. This past year, we   Continue Reading →

Eiger Ultra Goes Big with a New 250 KM Race

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Last month, the Eiger Ultra race series based in Grindelwald, Switzerland announced a new event– Eiger 250, an epic run around the Jungfrau-Aletsch World Natural Heritage site. The glaciated region of over 200,000 acres includes eight peaks of over 4,000 meters, and is widely considered to be one of the most dramatic regions in the   Continue Reading →

Trail Running Gift Ideas from the Alps

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Ready to spread some trail running love? Tis the season! Looking for something a bit different for a trail running friend this holiday season? We polled Run the Alps staff and friends for their suggestions. From the Alps to wherever you are… here’s a selection of our favorite suggestions. Shameless alert: if you’re looking for   Continue Reading →

Running Festival des Templiers, One of France’s earliest trail races

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Grand Trail des Templiers is one of Europe’s most famous trail races. An astounding 13,000 runners take part in one of 15 races over three days at the close of October. Based out of the city of Millau, in the south of France, the region is filled with ancient villages, castles, and plenty of great   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Rendez-Vous in Boulder and the Bay Area

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Salut from Chamonix, France! Pssst…. Run the Alps is going on tour!  Okay, it’s just a two-stop mini-tour, but it’s still great to be back traveling in the US and meeting our friends, alumni and future guests. Here’s the scoop! Boulder, ColoradoDate: Thursday, November 11, 5:30 pm Tor des Geants show, 6:30 dinnerLocation: The Westend   Continue Reading →

UTMB® Announces Western States Partnership

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Here in Chamonix, trail running is rapidly evolving. New races are added and the calendar grows both in depth and duration during the trail running season. No event is more active than the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, or UTMB®. And, today, the race announced that California’s Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run will join the new UTMB®   Continue Reading →

Was that Bigfoot on Chamonix’s Vertical Kilometer?

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Early yesterday morning, Chamonix-based trail runner Hillary Gerardi headed out for a run on the town’s famed Vertical Kilometer with photographer Dan Fitzgerald. Gerardi, a sponsored Black Diamond athlete, is also an Ambassador for Run the Alps. She and Fitzgerald were headed out to capture some photos for an upcoming Run the Alps project. The   Continue Reading →

Fall 2021 Alps Trail Race News

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At Run the Alps we have been curating our Race Finder database of trail races for a number of years. The database of hundreds of trail races, from the Dolomites to the Jura, and Chamonix to Grindelwald, represents all of the major trail races in the Alps and most if not all of the smaller   Continue Reading →

Run the Alps Goes A Little Insane (Inside)

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Here’s a truism about European and American trail runners: they don’t always dress the same. As a friend of mine once said, “Everyone in the US wants to look like Anton Krupicka.” What she meant was: shorts, no shirt, shoes, and– maybe if it’s cold outside– a pair of socks. Meanwhile, my first few years   Continue Reading →

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