We are excited to launch the 1st Mountain Running Festival in Chamonix, educational, innovative and fun! 
Join our amazing team August 24th & 25th, Perfect if you are in town for UTMB!

Chamonix Mountain Running Festival
August 24th(eve) & 25th, 2018
Friday 18h30 – 21h00
Saturday 09h00 – 19h00

Be sure you can commit to the dates since registration is non-transferable. Please provide us with the following info: name, physical address, phone number, age and also in one sentence: ‘Why do you want to take part in the Festival?’ You will be notified withing 48hrs!
FIRST 30 SPOTS FREE / Space is limited / 75euros per person
Register here – Please read above first!

Inscription Ouverte! Gratuit pour les 30 premiers!
Assurez-vous que vous pouvez vous libérer aux dates puisque l’inscription n’est pas transférable. Veuillez nous fournir les informations suivantes: nom, adresse physique, numéro de téléphone, âge et aussi en une phrase: «Pourquoi voulez-vous participer au Festival? Vous serez notifié d’ici 48hrs!

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 :

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Event sponsors :

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Cool Clinics:
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!
Goodie Bag!

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 9am – 19:00 / 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
Land Training
Mini clinic Q&A session
Fun Relay Race
Mini clinic Q&A session
Closing party buffet & drinks at the Patagonia Chamonix store garden

Festival Directors
Chloë Lanthier & Kaz Williams

About Chloë

IMG_9635(1)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.


About Kaz
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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

TIMCROPPEDTim 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.

GUEST Coach Paul Giblin

PAULCROPPEDPaul is passionate about the human body and mind, and the rewards it delivers through  wholefood, good running form, and the desire to push personal limits. He has been racing ultras since 2011 and continues to improve his performances year on year. He has won many races, broken course records and raced against the very best ultra-runners in the world. From Scotland’s West Highland Way race, to the desert heat of Javelina 100 in Arizona, 24-hour trail racing, Western States 100 and the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. Paul lives in Scotland and owns Pyllon Coaching.


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!

Event Partners:
LYO Food
X-Training School
La Cordée
Patron Capital Partners
Mountain Base Chamonix Properties

Event sponsors:
Helico Gendarmerie de Chamonix
Domaines des Planards Restaurent
Moö Bar & Cuisine
Kim & David Collett
Quechua Chamonix Store
Bergmann Creative Construction
Le Verre Gourmand

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 !