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France - Intermediate Alps

Haute-Savoie

Chamonix, France

Fri 23rd September 2022 - Sun 25th September 2022

1 race

£200.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We are following current UK Government guidelines in delivering trail running trips. They are conducted in line with England Athletics guidelines to ensure your safety. In addition, you will need to carry with you (not wear) on all of our trips until further notice a face covering (we will have facemasks for sale for £2 if you arrive without one) and personal alcohol-based hand gel as well as adhering to current social distancing guidelines.

At Run the Wild we have appointed Simon James as COVID-19 Officer. Within this role a risk assessment has been completed, and will be updated, for all UK events with specific regard to COVID-19 and a COVID-19 action plan put in place, in addition to our standard risk assessments. Any updates to Government Guidance will be monitored, and procedures adjusted accordingly, and a COVID-19 secure environment will be maintained. All UK events are held in the outdoors with no requirement to be indoors at any time. All clients are asked to confirm they are exhibiting no symptoms prior to coming to a Run the Wild event, and are required to carry a face covering (checked on arrival), and hand gel. All participant contact details are recorded which can be shared upon request with the government’s Test and Trace initiative. All guides carry a mask and hand sanitisers, and have been briefed on COVID-19 protocols in case of an emergency situation where the administering of first aid is required. In line with England Athletics guidance, and the provision of a COVID-19 secure environment, groups will be limited to a maximum of 12 clients per run leader/coach or when relevant will reflect any changes to the guidelines. We typically operate at a much lower guide to client ratio than this limit. These precautions will enable the continued safe running of our trips, thank you.

What we ask of you, the client:

Please do not attend any of our trips if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, or if someone in your household is and requires you to self-isolate.

Ensure you carry a face covering and personal alcohol-based hand gel, as you run.

Please follow instructions of where to meet your guide to reduce mingling.

Adhere to current social distancing guidelines before, during and after your run, with regards to other runners, and other trails users and members of the public.

Good hygiene must be practised at all times. This includes bringing your own hand sanitiser, keeping the touching of gates to an absolute minimum, and a strict policy of no spitting while running.

Please check your local government guidelines in regards to travel, public transport and overnight accommodation. This also includes following current tiering based guidelines.

C-19 PLAN
Run the Wild has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

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.

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.

Total cost is 610 Euros. A deposit of £200 will be taken at the time of sign-up with the balance taken 6 weeks before the trip is due to start.

Races

  • Individual Entry - Deposit

    32km Over 2 Days

    £200.00

Book

  • Individual Entry - Deposit

    32km Over 2 Days

    £200.00

What's Included

Overnight accommodation for 2 nights in a standard single room at Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons Chamonix, France with access to Spa facilities (based on twin room sharing, supplement for single room)
Hot buffet breakfast at the hotel on both days
Evening meal on the first night at a highly rated restaurant in Chamonix (from set menu)
Packed lunch each day
2 Days of guided trail running, led by a qualified Trail Running Guide, with you every step of the way
Trail Running Technique Instruction
Pre-trip training plan
Run the Wild tech t-shirt
Stunning Alps scenery!

  • 4* spa accommodation
  • Trail running instruction
  • Mountain running guide

kit list

UK MANDATORY KIT LIST

COVID-19 SAFETY:
Face covering (e.g. mask or buff)
Hand sanitiser

CLOTHES:
Wicking top and shorts / leggings
Socks
Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

ACCESSORIES:
Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the number of your Run Leader and Event Director (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)
Water bottles or bladder (if distance or weather requires it)
Snacks (if distance requires it)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack, max 12 litres (if distance requires it)

WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun hat / cap
Warm hat and gloves
Waterproof bags / dry bags
Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, unless there is adverse weather conditions. We highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

EUROPE MANDATORY KIT LIST

COVID-19
Face covering (e.g. mask or buff)
Hand sanitiser

CLOTHES:
Lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably Goretex / Event – must have a hood and sleeves)
Lightweight waterproof trousers or leggings (optional for Intro to the Alps and Running & Yoga trip)
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 including the number of your Run Leader and Event Director (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack (5-12 litres ideal for our weekend trips, 11-15 litres for longer trips)
Water Bottles / Bladder with minimum of 1 litre capacity in total
Sunglasses (the sun is very strong in the Alps)
Snacks to sustain you for the planned route (eg: TRIBE bars, trail mix, chocolate)
Salt Tablets (e.g. Nuuns, especially in hot weather)
Emergency cash
Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
Headtorch (only on multiday trips eg: TMB for use in accommodation)
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, asthma inhaler etc)
We will be checking your kit for our European adventures.

POLES

Although not mandatory, we highly recommend trail running poles for our European adventures, especially if you are taking part in the TMB or similarly longer trips. They have been proven to help! We recommnend Leki's lightweight trail running poles due to their comfort, durability and design. We demonstrate how to use poles correctly on all of our trips, including in the UK

what's not included

Transport to/from Geneva and Chamonix
Travel (such as flights) to/from Geneva
Drinks at the accommodation or additional main meals
Evening meal on second night
Snacks to sustain you on route
Personal insurance (required)
Lift passes for you and the Run Leader (if required)

timing & location

Arrival will be on Friday afternoon / evening at the accommodation. Departure will be on the Sunday afternoon in time for Sunday evening flights (full details in your booking pack)

ability

This holiday is aimed at runners who are looking to be out on the trails for most of the day and perhaps have already visited the Alps before or taken part in our Introduction to the Alps weekend previously. Since trail running in the Alps is a blend of hiking and running, please be prepared to walk uphills (sometimes for up to 1 hour) and as well as taking it easier on some of the steeper downhill sections, but all the work is worth it, as it means you get to see the great views and run the balcony paths! To help you improve your technique our experienced and qualified Run Leaders will offer trail running technique instruction during the weekend as well as information about the environment you are running through, from edible plants to what to do in survival situations. The Run Leader will route find and as with all our running adventures you will be running as part of a team. This adventure can also be easily booked for a private group, or as a bespoke 1:1 guided tour

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

2 nights in a 4* spa hotel at Le Refuge des Aiglons including breakfast each morning and an evening meal at one of Chamonix's highly rated restaurants. This is on a twin sharing basis, unless you have requested a single room (which if available, will be at a supplement). Amenities include 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. It’s located in the centre of Chamonix. 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.

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Location

Haute-Savoie

23 Sep 2022

£200.00