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Benvenuta to Trail Racing: Running the Gran Trail Courmayeur 30km

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It’s my first ever trail race: Italy’s Gran Trail Courmayeur 30km. The race starts in Courmayeur, climbs approximately 2,000 meters (6561 feet), and winds along the Val Ferret balcony.

Trail Running on the Quiet Side of Mont Blanc: The Story of Valle d’Aosta Trailers

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Run the Alps recently sat down with Erica Motta, Head of Communications for VDA Trailers, to find out more about this organization powering the Aosta Valley trail running scene.

Edition Zero: Behind the Scenes Developing Tor des Géants

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The year before the first edition of Tor, there was a “Zero Edition” with a grand total of four finishers. This wasn’t an official race. In fact, it was a trial run to prove the very concept.

Our Favorite Alps Trail Racing Films

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We’re psyched to hear you enjoyed the collection we curated of our favorite Alps trail running films. We got great feedback on it! Several of the races below are partners with Run the Alps, and we have entries available each season, as part of our Run the Alps trips. Contact us for details.  So, grab   Continue Reading →

Hotel Bouton d’Or: One of our Favorite Places in the Alps

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After a long day of trail running along the lower flanks of Mont Blanc, through the charming medieval town of Courmayeur, Italy, our aching legs demanded that we surrender ourselves to the mountain of duvets that blanketed our bed. We slept for hours– enough so that in the morning, our stomachs growled at the thought   Continue Reading →

Dolomiti Extreme: You Fill Our Valley with Magic

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  In June, Run the Alps’ friend David Loutzenheiser visited the Dolomites mountains of northern Italy and took part in the Dolomiti Extreme race. David found an enthusiastic community and a warm welcome and, after running his 53km race, he had the chance to meet with race directors Paolo Franchi and Corrado De Rocco. He   Continue Reading →

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