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june 21-23, 2024

46K • 23K • 11K • VK • iron face





At the Broken Arrow Skyrace, we like to say that "whether you finish first or last, YOU are a rockstar." This mantra also holds true for our partnerships, as we only align with organizations that believe in our independent vision of what the trail racing experience should look and feel like. 

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Over the last several months we've had the good fortune of forging a friendship with Doug Mayer and his incredible organization Run the Alps. We are excited to announce them as the Official European Trail Running Partner of the Broken Arrow Skyrace!


To celebrate this collaborative partnership, Run the Alps will be giving away a spot on their most popular trip, the iconic Tour du Mt. Blanc Trail Run! This trip, valued at $3800, travels along the spectacular Tour du Mont-Blanc footpath on this inn-to-inn classic. The trip starts and finishes in Chamonix, France, passing through Italy and Switzerland along the way! In-depth specifics can be found HERE.




This giveaway includes eight nights at village hotels, one night at a remote inn, all breakfasts, trail snacks, eight dinners, guided runs daily, round-trip Geneva-Chamonix transfers, all transfers to and from trailheads, and luggage transfers between stops. Please note that it does NOT include airfare or any additional travel outside of the above description and the winner will be part of a guided Tour du Mont-Blanc trail run, not one of the self-guided trips that Run the Alps offers. The winner CAN transfer this to someone else if they would like!


Flower-covered high pastures. Centuries old herders huts. The distant cacophony of cow bells. Hut caretakers with mugs of fresh café au lait. And, all around, rugged peaks piercing Europe’s rooftop. It’s hard to write about the Alps without sounding like a string of guidebook clichés. The thing is…it’s all true. Trail running in the Alps is pretty hard to beat.

Run the Alps founder Doug Mayer has been at it for years, now—ever since he and his brother first stuffed ten franc bills in their socks and headed off for a run, no particular destination in mind. That day, they ran to a local summit, coasted along a ridge next to the Eiger, and stopped in at a mountain cafe for warm cup of Ovomaltine and a croissant.


One thing led to another, and soon Doug planning trips for others. Together with trail-running friends in both Europe and the United States, he started Run the Alps. The goal of Run the Alps is to find the absolute best trail running experiences in the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. Away from the crowds, in high Alp villages, their trips seek out those runs that are a bit quieter, a bit wilder, and bring together the very best the Alps have to offer.

Whether a one-hour jaunt to a local hut or an all-day adventure over ridges, peaks and pastures, Run the Alps offers organized and self-guided tours through some of the most dramatic scenery anywhere on earth. Run the Alps believes that trail running is as much about camaraderie as it is personal challenge. They look forward to helping you plan your adventure, and hope to see you on the trail! Join them on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram. Share in the adventure, and get ready to run the Alps!

Run the Alps is committed to responsible international travel. They are a member of 1% for the Planet, incorporate Leave No Trace principles into all of their trips, and work to reduce the cultural and environmental impact of our trips, including purchasing carbon offsets. Here’s more information on responsible international travel. 

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