The 1st Chamonix Mountain Running Festival was a great success.
A special weekend with passionate runners from around the world!
CHAMONIX MOUNTAIN RUNNING FESTIVAL
August 24th(eve) & 25th, 2018
Friday 18h30 – 21h00
Saturday 08h30 – 17h00
Saturday 18h30 Closing Party at the Patagonia Chamonix Store Garden
Read what our participants have to say:
‘Big Thank you to Chloë, Kaz and Tim for sharing with enthusiasm and smile a wealth of experience and running & nutritional advice but more so for organizing the festival that was so much fun and felt like everyone just bonded, it was special and just flowed! Thanks for a GREAT memorable time.’
Matthew Allen UK
‘When you put together the experience of Chloë Lanthier and Tim Tollefson, an amazing energy is generated for all of us who enjoy trail running.’
Carlos Pastén / Solo running, Chili
‘Thank you Chloë for all your hard work in putting it together for us. It was an awesome festival, super educational experience. You are a superstar!’
Nancy Jiang New Zealand, 5th OCC / 2nd Mont Blanc Marathon Vertical
‘The weekend was so FUN, enriches the knowledge, connecting between different people all over the world with one but very BIG passion-running 🙂 Chloë is really professional and know how to explain and teach people.‘
Romen Aimaro Israel
‘Great job Chloë, an amazing festival with great clinics, so much excellent information, and always with a smile.’
Dre Dillon USA
‘Chloë as a great delivery, very knowledgeable and a fun way of teaching! It was certainly educational which is what I like. Tim was very humble and approachable with very down to earth advice. I felt privileged to be there!’
Chris Wright USA
‘Thank you for putting together such a great trail running information day! I thought the mountain safety piece was really great – such a good reminder to all of us of what to do (and not do!). I’ll start implementing some of the drills you gave us when we get home!’
‘J’ai adoré le festival, j’ai appris beaucoup de choses et j’ai rencontré des gens super sympa. Merci c’était genial!’
Philippe Plantié Chamonix, President CMBM
‘From start to finish I enjoyed every moment and the order and timings were spot on. I can easily say that the weekend was rounded off with the best party I’ve attended, what made it special was the people; a love of trail running, the mountains and a willingness to learn. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put this event on.’
Paul Burton Chamonix
‘Great weekend. And totally inspiring! Thank you!‘
David Collett Canada
‘Thanks Chloe! It was a fun day and I learned loads. It’s made me want to get out and train more effectively and sign up for more races. You’ve given me back the joy of running that I’d kind of lost over the summer 🙂 Thanks again!‘
Claudia Campbell Chamonix
‘Found the Friday eve presentations super interesting, inspiring and motivating, thank you so very much!’
Sebastien Gallie Geneva
2018 Chamonix Mountain Running festival!
Fuel your mountain running with new skills, increase your everyday performance, learn to reduce your injury risks, meet and run with elite runners & coaches, a quality and fun weekend to get inspired!
For athletes and running enthusiasts – All fitness levels welcome!
Learn from experienced elite mountain runners, sports medicine experts, qualified coaches & mountain leaders!
Event partners :
Event sponsors :
Vertical session uphill & downhill: learn great drills
Fueling & hydration for the trail: how to maximize energy, performance and recovery
Land training drills for greater performance
Feet & ankle care: hands-on clinic, you will receive your own repair kit!
Fat burning efficiency and leg oxygenation: how to get fitter for the distance and terrain
Race strategy, overcoming challenges and the mental game
Mountain safety, packing and tips
What do you get:
Hands-on coaching with professional coaches
Six educational clinics
Apéro at Moö Bar Friday evening
Lunch at les Planards restaurent on Saturday
Closing party buffet & drinks at the Chamonix Patagonia store garden
Visit at Helico Gendarmerie de Chamonix in les Bois, meet pilots & rescue team Q&A
Ton’s of secret tips!
Friday evening 18:30 – 2100 / Park Hotel Suisse & Spa
Intro, meet-and-greet everyone
Mini clinic Q&A session
Guest speaker presentation: TimTollefson
20:00 walk to Moö Bar for a social Apéro
Saturday 08H30 – 17h00 / Base camp les Planards: indoor & outdoor!
Social run with Kaz, Chloë, Tim and Paul, divided in different fitness level
Visit at the Chamonix Heli-Base in les Bois, meet pilots & rescue team that do first hand mountain rescue, Q&A.
Mini clinic Q&A session
Vertical session: uphill & downhill training
Lunch at Planards restaurant
Mini clinic Q&A session
Fun Relay Race
Mini clinic Q&A session
18h30 – Closing party buffet & drinks at the Patagonia Chamonix store garden
Chloë is the director of the x-training school and a sports medicine consultant in sports rehab and human performance. She works with professional teams and some of the best sports orthopedic clinics in Europe & North America. An elite multi-sport athlete with over two decades of experience competing on an international platform in mountain biking & ultra running. Sharing her passions, experience in training/racing, and knowledge of the human body is an integral part of Chloë’s daily routine. She is a Patagonia Trail ambassador, Canadian she lives full time in Chamonix.
Kaz moved to Chamonix in 2010 when her love for running in the mountains was born, during recent years she has raced in the Alps and America. Her most recent challenges have been Tahoe 200 mile race and The Barkley Marathons, where she completed 1 loop. Kaz is part of Pyllon Racing a small team of determined, courageous and spirited trail runners. In her words: ‘Running challenges me. It has taught me so much about myself. To train hard. To be in the moment. To work at becoming your best self. Because if you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself.’
GUEST Runner Tim Tollefson
Tim ran cross-country and track in university where he was a 3 time CCAA Steeplechase Champion. He then spent several years competing on the road and became a 2 time US Olympic Marathon trials qualifier with a 2:18:26 personal best. In 2014 he did his first Ultra Trail race and has since become the US 50k Trail Champion, Ultra Trail Australia Champion, and earned 2 consecutive 3rd place finishes at UTMB in 2016 & 2017, he is back this year at the UTMB! Tim is a sport physical therapist and lives in Mammoth Lake California.
The FESTIVAL WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE without the generous support of our friends, partners and sponsors, they give us the opportunity to offer a quality, innovative and free event to the Chamonix community, a special thanks to you all!
Generous donations from:
Angus Paterson (graphic design of our poster), Compeed, Pharmacie du Mont Blanc, Pharmacie de la Vallée, Orla & Liam Lenehan, and Simon Charrière: Illustrations & more
FOR QUESTIONS contact us !