Running and Yoga - Mid June

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Take the time out to treat yourself to a two day trail running and yoga retreat in the heart of the French Alps. You'll take in some breathtaking views along the best trail routes the Alps have to offer. Come to achieve amazing goals and unwind in this idyllic setting.
Participants
Running & Yoga
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Calendar
Fri, 10 Jun 2022
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Chamonix, France
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The event experience
Scenery

Based on location

Elevation

>200m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
74400 Chamonix, France
Start times
Fri, 10 Jun 2022
Running & Yoga:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Running and Yoga - Mid June
Running & Yoga
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26km
Route information
The trails vary from pine woods to rocky exposed routes, something for everyone. The organisers pick some really beautiful 13k (approx.) trails for you whilst you which show off the valley at its best. They will also look at some of the trail techniques that will make you a more proficient trail runner. You will get some breath taking views of Mt Blanc as well as the Aiguilles (needles).
Since this holiday is focused on comfort, running and yoga, the trail runs will last around 3.5 hours a day followed by an alpine yoga session leaving you relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of each day; to relax and explore Chamonix, and even take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi.
What's included
  • Overnight accommodation for 2 nights in 4* spa hotel
  • Evening meal at a highly rated restaurant in Chamonix
  • Breakfast both days
  • Refreshment points
  • Legendary cheese and wine tasting
  • Qualified Lead Runner
  • Yoga classes
  • Trail Running Technique Instruction
  • Tech T-Shirt
Train
How to get there
74400 Chamonix, France
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Accommodation
2 nights in a 4* spa hotel at Le Refuge des Aiglons (or similar alternative) located in the centre of Chamonix. Accommodation includes breakfast each morning and an evening meal at one of Chamonix's highly rated restaurants. The rooms will be on a twin sharing basis, unless you have requested a single room (which if available, there is a supplement).
You'll have access to the spa which has a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna, the hotel also has an outdoor space to relax in and free WiFi as well as a beautiful atrium bar area.
Transport
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 we can arrange this and can be added to your invoice.
Event day logistics
Friday Afternoon Arrival at the accommodation
Sunday Afternoon Departure in time for Sunday evening flights
* Full event details and timings will be available in entrants booking packs.
Ability
This holiday is aimed at yogi runners looking for an introduction to running trails in the Alps. You'll be taught some key principles of yoga to help you run more efficiently and safely. The trails run can be adjusted to suit the ability of the group so there's no pressure to be a prolific trail runner. Experienced and qualified Lead Runners will guide the runs and offer extra support along the way.
After each of the runs in the Alps, runners will be guided through yoga classes, suitable for all levels including beginners. Aimed to support your running, the restorative sessions will release any muscle tension accumulated during the day in the hills, as well as working on flexibility and strength.
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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
Clothes
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Event – must have a hood and sleeves)
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers or leggings
  • Wicking top and shorts/leggings
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Additional warm layer / thermal top (for when we stop or it gets cold)
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)
Accessories
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack
  • Water Bottles / Bladder with minimum of 1 litre capacity in total
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks to sustain you for the route
  • Emergency cash
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, asthma inhaler etc)
Poles
Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you bring trail running poles for this trip, especially if you are taking part in the TMB or similarly longer trips. They have been proven to help!
FAQ's
What is the best thing about trail running with Run the Wild?
Trail running is one of the best ways of exploring wild places. It provides amazing freedom and also is a great way to exercise. There are many health benefits considered to be correlated to trail running vs road running but there are also more hazards and variables to be considered.
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What other equipment is brought on the Running and Yoga - Early June expeditions?
Run the Wild Lead Runners are equipped with emergency survival kit as well as a basic first aid kit. Mobile phones are used to communicate in the mountains.
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How will the yoga improve my trail running at the Running and Yoga - Early June retreat?
You'll take guided yoga sessions after the trail runs where you'll stretch, relax and release any muscle tension accumulated during the day in the hills, as well as working on flexibility and strength.
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