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France - Intermediate Alps


Chamonix, France

Fri 23rd September 2022 - Sun 25th September 2022

1 race



COVID-19 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. 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 clients are asked to confirm they are exhibiting no symptoms prior to coming to a Run the Wild event. 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. What we ask of you, the client: We require you to bring with you a face covering (this will be checked). They are purely for emergencies, and not for running in, for example if you needed to receive first aid. Please do not attend the event if it requires you to break any government guidelines, this includes, but is not limited to, travel to/from the event, breaking self-isolation or household isolation either due to illness or recent arrival from abroad. It’s extremely important that if you are feeling unwell or display any symptoms either for COVID or any illness you must not attend! Good hygiene must be practised at all times. This includes a strict policy of no spitting while running. THE RUN THE WILD COVID-19 REFUND GUARANTEE: At Run the Wild we are passionate about getting you out onto the trails. If you book directly with us on any of our trips and if Run the Wild have to cancel or postpone a trip due to COVID-19 government restrictions you can either postpone your place free of charge or receive a full refund less booking fees (this equates to around 97% refund). This is in addition to our Terms & Conditions.

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

Organiser's Description

Chamonix is a must for any trail runner. The town sits at the foot of the majestic snow covered peak of Mont Blanc, standing 4810m tall. The valley hosts the world famous UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc) race series and is a mecca for any outdoor enthusiast. The buzz of the town and the beauty of the trails provide an inspiring backdrop to our Intermediate Alps trip.

This weekend follows on from our Introduction to the Alps, and is perfect for those looking to build on their mountain experience and ability. You will be on the trails for most of the day, stopping for a picnic lunch on route. This enables us to explore higher trails above the Chamonix valley which offer awe inspiring views.

Each day your guide will look at advancing your techniques on uphills and downhills, making you a more proficient trail runner. Along the way, we bring the wild to life, with information about the local history, flora, fauna and geography. Our guides are all experienced trail runners, often ranking in local and world trail events, as well as undertaking solo adventures. So, this makes an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get some inside tips on how to succeed on alpine trails.

On the Friday evening the group meets for dinner with the Run the Wild Team. It’s a great weekend to make new friends and enjoy alpine trail running at its best. 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!

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.


  • Individual Entry - Deposit


    32km Over 2 Days



  • Individual Entry - Deposit


    32km Over 2 Days


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

How to Get There

Transport to/from Chamonix via Geneva can be booked with one of the many minibus operators, such as Chamexpress, Mountain Drop-Offs, Alpybus or Swiss Tours. The journey takes around 1.25hrs and needs to be booked before travelling.

kit list


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

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

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)

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.


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

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)

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.


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)


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


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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