Services for runners and crews

Services for runners and crews

To make the most of your week in the Mont Blanc region or to involve your crew in the party, discover the services, activities and advantages that we are putting in place, with the help of our partners, during and before the event.

GPS tracker, fun and sports activities, coaching, course inspection... find here useful information.

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Courses and reconnaissance

Approved training courses to prepare you



With 5th ELEMENT

This summer, how about preparing for your UTMB® RACE  WITH 5th ELEMENT?

Trail running training specialists for more than ten years, 5th ELEMENT provide race recce training camps with experts, in small groups for a more personal approach and advice.

Training camps with 5th ELEMENT include :

  • Qualified and competent leadership and training given by professional trail running specialists,
  • Small groups,
  • Turnkey logistics during the camp allowing you to run as light as in the race,
  • Adapted accommodation,
  • Savvy advice to give you every advantage: training, nutrition, technical issues, and equipment choices.

5th ELEMENT also provide trail running training camps for all levels: Initiation - Intermediate – Race Recovery – Camps with Champions – Mythical Traverses

For further information and registration please contact us at and by mail

With Coach Banfi (Qualified nutritionist and mental trainer)

You are taken care of from A to Z: accommodation, catering, transfer from the meeting point. We will do some on-site reconnaissance and explore the most relevant parts of the route. The plus of the Team Banfi: a vehicle will provide you with assistance (logistics, transportation of your bags, food supplies...)
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With Vincent Delebarre

Thanks to the courses run and led by Vincent Delebarre himself (3 UTMB® podium and winner in 2004, a high mountain guide and sports coach), you can evolve along the route of your choice, while profiting from the advice and experience of mountain trail-running specialists. Courses for the UTMB® since 2004 ! More than 50 courses sharing experience !There is no doubt that you course will contribute to putting chance on your side !

UTMB® course
The tour of the 'bump' in four stages at the rhythm of the race respecting time barriers. The block of training will give you the necessary basics, for finishing, throughout the tour in the mountain environment. Note; included in the service; a welcome to the area the evening before, with an important briefing and help for being serene at the start of the first stage!
TDS® course
This course takes place over four stages, with logistical support and assistance, as well as a friendly welcome the evening before in Chamonix.
CCC® course
The semi-tour of 'the bump' in 2 stages at the race rhythm and respecting the time barriers.

More information :

Want to explore the route of the UTMB® with a trail running guide or self-guided? 

Run the Alps offers a variety of trips, starting with our classic ten-day trail running adventure with a licensed guide, including several days trail running and exploring Chamonix, the home of the UTMB®. You can see the trip here.  

Want to go self-guidedwith friends or a partner, on your own schedule? See ourself-guided tripson the famous route around Mont Blanc.  

For those of you thinking about running one of the UTMB® races somedayconsider ourExpress Tour du Mont-Blanc self-guided trip, consisting of four epic days trail running around Mont Blanc, through France, Italy, and Switzerland.  

Want to learn to trail run? Run the Alps has partnered with Airbnb so you can explore trail running in Chamonix, the world’s home of trail running— complete with accommodations, the gear you need, and tailored to your level. Learn more here.

Our Guide Network can provide you a trail running guide for one, two or three days, no matter where in the Alps you are— from the Italy’s Dolomites to Switzerland’s Berner Oberland and everywhere in between. Find out more about the dozens of guides in our Guide Network now.

Whether you have one of the UTMB®  races in mindwant to challenge yourself in a big way on a classic route, or would rather takeyour time trail running and enjoy the ambiance that the region has to offer, Run the Alps has a trip that is right for you! 

For information, and to view our other trips around the Alpsvisit Run the Alps at 

Photos: Patitucci Photo.