France Intermediate Alps

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Explore the fantastic trails of Chamonix. On this 3 day trip, you will have the opportunity to run alongside expert guides and improve your mountain running ability. On both days, expect to spend 6 hours out on the trails to truly immerse yourself in the mountains. Sign up for a trip like no other.
Participants
32k in 2 days
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Calendar
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Chamonix, France
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The event experience
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Elevation

>200m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
74400 Chamonix, France
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
32k in 2 days :
5:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for France Intermediate Alps
32k in 2 days
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32km
Route information
There are several route options in the area which visit both sides of the valley. Regarding the trails, there is something for everyone as they vary from pine woods to rocky exposed routes. You will be running for approximately 6 hours a day including a stop for lunch.
As it will be a full day running, the guides will be able to explore some of the higher trails of the Chamonix valley, meaning you will see the valley at its best, including stunning views of Mt Blanc and the Aiguilles. You will also receive guidance on trail techniques that will make you a more proficient trail runner.
What's included
  • Tech T-shirt
  • 2 nights in a standard single room in a 4* hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Evening meal on the first night
  • Packed lunch
  • Guided trail runs
  • Trail running tips
  • Pre-trip training plan
Train
How to get there
74400 Chamonix, France
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Shuttle Service
Transport to/from Chamonix via Geneva can be booked via one of the many minibus operators (e.g. Chamexpress, Mountain Drop-Offs, Alpybus, or Easybus) that provide a regular shuttle service if you are a group the organisers can arrange this and can be added to your invoice.
Event day logistics
Friday
  • Arrive at the accommodation
  • Meal
Saturday
  • Hot Breakfast buffet
  • Trail trip + Lunch
Sunday
  • Hot Breakfast buffet
  • Trail trip + Lunch
  • Travel to the airport
  • Flight home
The exact times and locations will be fully confirmed in your booking packs.
Age Requirements
The minimum age requirement for this event is 16 years of age, entrants below this age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Ability
  • This is for intermediate runners
  • This is a blend of hiking and running
  • Qualified run leaders will offer trail running technique
Please note that the following things are not included in the cost:
  • Transport to and from Chamonix
  • Flights
  • Evening meal on day 2
  • Personal Insurance
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Run The Wild
Since 2013, Run the Wild has been dedicated to delivering incredible trail running adventures in the UK and European Alps. Trail running is the ultimate pursuit of freedom, of feeling alive and it's something we are really passionate about! There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of running along mountain paths and for a moment leaving behind your busy life. Start YOUR amazing journey with Run the Wild! The company was founded to bring this experience of running trails in the wild; free of the usual race and logistical burdens, to you. We love exploring places, not just running races. We love meeting people and having an adventure together. We like races too, but this is where our heart really lies and if we can help you have more fun running trails; whether to see the sun rise over Mt Blanc as you climb up over a mountain pass, or indeed to check out a future race route then we will be happy! Join us running off into the unknown, the path flowing underneath your feet, snow capped mountains glinting in the sun, clouds melting away in the valleys far below. Setting your heart and mind free... Exploring places... not running races. This is what it feels like to be alive! “The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir, Meet the team.
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Backpack
What to bring
Mandatory Kit
All kit will be checked by the race organisers
  • Face covering (mask or buff)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers or leggings
  • Wicking top and shorts/leggings
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Additional warm layer/thermal top
  • Socks
  • Trail running shoes with sufficient tread
  • Fully charged mobile phone and phone number of run leader and event director
  • Running pack (5-12 litres)
  • Water bottles/bladder with a minimum of 1 litre capacity
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks for runs
  • Salt tablets
  • Emergency cash
  • Waterproof bags
  • Headtorch
  • Whistle
  • Personal first aid kit
FAQ's
Do I need to purchase a lift pass for the Intermediate Alps course?
If you wish to take the lifts at any point during your stay you will need to purchase a lift pass as these are not included in your ticket.
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When should I arrive in Chamonix for the Intermediate Alps course?
Participants should arrive at the accommodation on Friday afternoon or evening.
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Do I need to be an expert runner to take part in the Intermediate Alps trip?
No you do not need to be an expert, but you should be comfortable spending most of the day out on the trails. You are encouraged to take part in the Introduction to Alps course prior to signing up to this if you believe you are a beginner.
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How many miles does the Intermediate Alps course include?
The trail runs will cover approximately 20 miles (32k) across two days
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