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! Theres 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.

Beautiful rolling English countryside and all you have to do is run. The path winds along a quiet trail through deep woods, over grassy ridges and steep hills, and through hamlets mainly seen in period dramas. 18 miles later it's time to for a hot shower, a few drinks and dinner. After a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed, and a hot breakfast, you'll be ready to take on the second day, where we follow a different route back through Chiltern Hills. 36 miles completed and and you will be rewarded with a RtW tech shirt and champagne! This is a new version of our previous 50 mile event.

Chiltern Hills Challenge

March

Chiltern Hills Challenge

This one day running adventure based in the Chiltern Hills is all about you discovering what Run the Wild is all about! You will be running a distance of around 13 miles over the undulating chalk hills and through local woods, led by local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders. It's an easily accessible event, just 30 minutes North West of London by rail or road. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location or training for a race distance then this is the event for you. Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. This is a great event for you to run in the beautiful Chilterns, meet the RtW team and experience a running adventure that gives you a taster of our multiday routes.

We hope to see you there!

Discover Run the Wild

April

Discover Run the Wild

The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails combined with relaxing yoga sessions following each run. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break combined with yoga led by Gemma Brushett, aimed at yogis looking to discover trail running, co-led by Karen Gill (www.irunlikeagirl.org.uk) in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion for running and yoga.

Since this holiday is focused on comfort, running and yoga, the trail runs will last around 3 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 possibly even take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide and yoga instructor as well as some of the Run the Wild Team. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Running and Yoga 26K

June

Running and Yoga 26K

The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails in the Alps. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion. There are many route options around the area which will take us to both sides of the valley. The trails vary from pine woods to rocky exposed routes, something for everyone. We pick some really beautiful 13km (approx.) trails for you whilst you which show off the valley at its best, so you get a good flavour of what to expect on our longer adventures. We 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 and running, the trail runs will last around 3 hours a day leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Chamonix and possibly even take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide as well as some of the Run the Wild Team. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Introduction to the Alps 26K 1

June

Introduction to the Alps 26K 1

Join Runners Need Run Club and the Run the Wild Team for an awesome 10km guided trail run. On this morning run we will guide you on some beautiful country trails around the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Beauty which are only 30 minutes by train from London. You will be led by qualified England Athletics coaches along paths which wind through the Ashridge forest and open fields. It's a great opportunity to get out onto trails, learn some techniques and meet other runners, so whether you just want to step off the pavement or this is your first time on trails, you will be in good hands. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and there will be a few times we stop for briefings and instruction but arrive ready for a trail run!

Runners Need Run Club 13K

June

Runners Need Run Club 13K

The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails in the Alps. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion. There are many route options around the area which will take us to both sides of the valley. The trails vary from pine woods to rocky exposed routes, something for everyone. We pick some really beautiful 13km (approx.) trails for you whilst you which show off the valley at its best, so you get a good flavour of what to expect on our longer adventures. We 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 and running, the trail runs will last around 3 hours a day leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Chamonix and possibly even take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide as well as some of the Run the Wild Team. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Introduction to the Alps

June

Introduction to the Alps

The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails in the Alps. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion.

You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide as well as some of the Run the Wild Team. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Introduction to the Alps 26K 2

June

Introduction to the Alps 26K 2

Join us this summer for a pre-breakfast 10km guided run through the beautiful woods and open ridgelines of the Chiltern Hills! Along the way you will learn trail running techniques and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its use in filming locations.

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location, or smash out trails like a pro, you're in good hands. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way.

Summer 10k Series - June

June

Summer 10k Series - June

This is one of the Event Directors favourite routes. It follows one of the worlds toughest 100 milers, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, circumnavigating the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc at 4,810m and passing by its 71 glaciers and 400 summits. This is a great running adventure to sign up for if you want to explore the Alps more or to recce the route for the UTMB. As always you will have a Lead Runner with you, refreshment points, logistic support as well as food and accommodation provided. The scenery is absolutely stunning and youll experience some of the most breath taking views of Mt Blanc the area has to offer. It's broken down into 6 stages (but if you prefer to do it in 5 or 7 days please get in touch for a bespoke tour) with a day to relax in Chamonix at the end of the trip.

Tour Du Mont Blanc

July

Tour Du Mont Blanc

Join us this summer for a pre-breakfast 10km guided run through the beautiful woods and open ridgelines of the Chiltern Hills! Along the way you will learn trail running techniques and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its use in filming locations.

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location, or smash out trails like a pro, you're in good hands.

As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way.

Summer 10k Series - July

July

Summer 10k Series - July

Join us this summer for a pre-breakfast 10km guided run through the beautiful woods and open ridgelines of the Chiltern Hills! Along the way you will learn trail running techniques and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its use in filming locations.

The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location, or smash out trails like a pro, you're in good hands. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way.

Summer 10k Series - August

August

Summer 10k Series - August

Chamonix is a must visit for any trail runner. It sits at the foot of the majestic snow covered peak of Mt Blanc which towers over the town, standing 4810m tall. Chamonix hosts the world famous UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc) race and is a mecca for professional trail running athletes and the buzz of the town and the beauty of the trails provide an inspiring backdrop to this Intermediate Alps trip, a follow up to our Introduction to the Alps weekend.

On this holiday we provide a 2 full day running adventure break aimed at those looking to build on their experience and ability of running in the mountains. Being out on the trails for most of the day provides us with more time to explore some of the higher trails that sit above the Chamonix valley, all of which offer stunning views and great balcony routes. It also means we can go further away from Chamonix centre to explore other trails and maximise your time in the valley. Our local, experienced, trail running guides will lead the group as a team along these trails. Along the way your guide will also look at some of the trail techniques such as mastering the uphills and downhills that will make you a more proficient trail runner and also provide lots of interesting information about this incredibly diverse mountain environment. Each of our guides are experienced at trail running, both in racing, often placing highly in local and world trail events, as well as solo adventures, so it's an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get some inside tips on how to succeed at trail running in the mountains. It's impossible not to be inspired running along trails offering such breath taking views of Mt Blanc as well as the Aiguilles (needles)!

You will be out on the trail for around 6 hours each day, including a stop for lunch. Since we want you to enjoy the best that Chamonix has to offer, you will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views whilst receiving a well earnt rest. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide as well as some of the Run the Wild Team and enjoy a meal together in a reputable restaurant in Chamonix. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you need to do is turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Intermediate French Alps 32K

September

Intermediate French Alps 32K

New for 2019, the Run the Wild Cornish Coastal Adventure. In this multi-day trail running adventure you will get to explore the beautiful coastal trails of the South West Coast Path of Cornwall and nearby footpaths. There will be breath-taking views of the sea, guided runs, hashing trails, entertainment, storytelling, local Cornish pub food, cosy accommodation and of course lots of fun! As with all Run the Wild trips all you have to do is turn up and run!

Discover the rugged coastline of Mounts Bay where wreckers would once tempt boats onto the rocks below and smugglers would steal the precious cargo. The remains of the once thriving tin mines dotted along the coast path. See the chapel where Ross married Demelza and the home of Dr Enys made famous in the TV series Poldark.

Accommodation will be at the National Trust owned Penrose Bunk House on the beautiful Cornish coast.

Cornish Coastal Adventure 10km, 15km, 20km

October

Cornish Coastal Adventure 10km, 15km, 20km

This half day running adventure based in the Chiltern Hills is all about you discovering what Run the Wild is all about! Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. This is a great event for you to run in the beautiful Chilterns, meet the RtW team and experience a running adventure that gives you a taster of our multiday routes.

We hope to see you there!

Discover Run the Wild 21k

October

Discover Run the Wild 21k

Trail running and beer. What more could you want?! Join us for a fun and instructive 10km trail run around the beautiful Chiltern Hills followed by a brewery tour at the world famous Tring Brewery. After a private tour of the brewery you're invited for a free tasting and not only that, we will include a bottle of beer! Are you a Colley's Dog or more of a Death or Glory kind of trail runner? There's only one way to find out and that's by signing up to this awesome running adventure! If you can run along the Ridgeway then you can drink a Ridgeway!

All our guides are local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders, and incidentally are fans of beer! It's an easily accessible event, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road. All abilities are catered for, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location, or smash out trails like a pro, you're in good hands.

Spaces are limited so sign up quick!!

Brewery Trail Run 10K

November

Brewery Trail Run 10K

Beautiful English rolling countryside, you, the team, full logistic support, all you have to do is run. The trail is on footpaths covering about 36 miles over 2 days. Whether you are new to running trails or whether you are a veteran, this will be an amazing weekend of running and is an ideal event to see how you would fare on one of the more mountainous adventures in the Alps. As always spaces are limited, so sign up now!

The Chiltern Hills, just 30 minutes North West of London, offer a stunning location for this spring and autumn time run. Leaving Tring station, accessed by main line rail on Saturday morning youll be led as a small team through the country footpaths to Bledlow. The local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders will show you the way, so you can enjoy the scenery, focus on your running and style. The path winds along a quiet trail through deep woods, grassy ridges and steep hills as well as through hamlets mainly seen in period dramas. 18 miles later and a few hills behind you, its time to get to the accommodation for a hot shower, a few drinks and dinner. Unlike races we emphasise the social aspect of our events. There will be plenty of time to chat about your running past and ambitions with your team members.

Following a good night sleep in a comfortable bed and a hot breakfast, youll be ready to take on the second day where we follow a different route back through Chiltern Hills. The trails undulate along grassy outlooks, through beech and oak woods and through more tiny English villages. 36 miles completed and you will be rewarded with a RtW tech shirt.

Chiltern Hills Challenge

November

Chiltern Hills Challenge

Every trail runner should know how to efficiently run in the dark! We will take you through the techniques of trail running at night. From looking at different types of head torches to how best to avoid trail furniture, we will help you master this exciting but often tricky facet of trail running.

As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and there will be a few times we stop for briefings and instruction but arrive ready for a trail run!

Technical Series - Night Run 11K

November

Technical Series - Night Run 11K

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