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A bright and spacious living room, with a grey sofa, puff and a coffee table in the center.
A bright and spacious living room, with a grey sofa, puff and a coffee table in the center.
A bright and spacious living room, with a grey sofa, puff and a coffee table in the center.

Welcome to the Hub!

The Hub is more than just a place to stay. It’s a place you can learn, share and have great conversations about trail running and adventure. 

The spacious modern chalet is located in the charming village of Les Praz, Chamonix. It’s just a two-minute walk to the nearest bus stop and a 25-minute walk to the town center. 

You’ll find The Hub open each summer trail running season from mid-June to mid-September. For exact booking dates, please see our online booking platform.

For the latest Hub happenings, check out Run the Alps on Instagram or Facebook.

Who You’ll Meet

At The Hub, you’ll meet like-minded people from around the world. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Alps just learning to trail run, or a sponsored athlete winning big-name races, there’s space for you at the Hub! You’ll get valuable tips about the local scene from the Hub’s Community Manager and from other guests. 

Run the Alps is also fortunate to be friends with some of the world’s top trail runners, so you never know who will drop by, either!

What’s At The Hub?

The Hub features a variety of rooms, with a huge lawn for stretching out after a long run, a deck for hanging out, and a Nordic bath to soothe achy muscles.

(Photos: David Thexton)

Individual amenities include:

  • Complimentary coffee from our friends at Moody Coffee Roaster
  • A welcome beer from our friends at Big Mountain Brewing Company
  • A welcome pack of trail nutrition from our friends at Trail Butter, Moonvalley, Tailwind, and Spring Energy
  • A welcome pack from Run the Alps, including trail running socks and buff
  • A carte d’hote (local train/bus pass)
(Photos: David Thexton)

At the Hub, you’ll also find:

  • Complimentary bikes to facilitate getting around Chamonix
  • A lineup of the latest gear from On for you to try out, including running vests and shoes
  • An extensive trail running library
  • Run the Alps gear available for sale at discounted prices for guests only
  • Yoga mats, foam rollers, and other pre and post-run aids
  • Free of charge events on a regular basis, all summer long. See Run the Alps’ Instagram and Facebook for details.

Our Philosophy 

The Hub is a living example of Run the Alps’ mission to share and celebrate trail running in the Alps.

We believe that a sense of community is central to a good life. Our community – our tribe – is trail running. We’re passionate about it, because trail running has changed the course of each of our lives in meaningful ways.

The Hub is a place to share that spirit. That act of sharing, we believe, is enriching for all. 

We welcome your input, because The Hub is more than just a building. It’s a community, and we look forward to growing and developing our offerings together. Reach out any time. We’re here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Want to learn more about The Hub’s origins? Check out The Hub’s Genesis Story.


Welcome to The Hub, Chamonix

Welcome to The Hub, Chamonix

As a gathering place for runners, I was excited to find a sense of community with like-minded trail and mountain enthusiasts from across the globe.


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