Registrations open!

16 Speakers | 10 international elite runners | 6 sport science experts

Sharing passion, expertise and stories

Professional certified running coaches | Rehabilitation & high performance specialists


Important Notes

  • Friday & Saturday evening events are free to all festival participants
  • Sunday evening is a free but you have to preregister
  • Unlimited fest pass for 150€ includes all events except Sunday afternoon, the Individual running analysis. Those need to be booked separately
  • You can register for masterclasses and clinics individually
  • Checkout our FREE masterclasses, trail clinics and social runs !

WEDNESDAY EVENING | Pre-Fest Run for a Change trail event at the Patagonia Chamonix store

with Chloë the event is sponsored by Patagonia Chamonix

FREE |[REGISTER]| space is limited | SOLD OUT

19:00 to 20:00 | Trail run

A fun & social evening run, a chance to learn some cool tips to progress faster on the single track

20:00 to 21:00 | Small presentation, apéro & socializing at the Patagonia store

Chloë will share steps you can take as a runner towards a better future for the planet

18:00 TO 20:30 | Plan B Hotel

[BUY TICKETS] | 10 euros

18:00 to 19:00 | Registration & socializing | apéro is offered

19:00 to 19:15 | Opening note with Chloë

19:15 to 20:00 | Our annual Elite runners panel discussion
Lots of fun, you don’t want to miss it !

with Fernanda Maciel, Sabrina Stanley, Abby Hall, Hillary Gerardi, Denise Bourassa, Candice Fertin, Tim Tollefson, Jared Hazen, Stephen Kersh and Chloë

Followed by Q&A

20:00-20:15 | Short film | “I run on hope”

Meet professional American runner, Gabriele Grunewald, from Brave Like Gabe Foundation. Gabe can’t be with us but she will have a strong voice throughout the festival.

To read more about Gabe go to the Speakers page

SATURDAY MORNING | 7:00 to 12:30
Early rise trail run & masterclasses

All masterclasses at Plan B Hotel conference room | All trail clinics we meet at Plan B Hotel lobby

7:00 to 7:50 | Early rise fun & social trail run with the fest team, start the day with us !

FREE |[REGISTER]| space is limited
All running fitness welcome | moderate pace

7:30 to 8:10 | Registration at Plan B Hotel

8:15 to 9:15 | Climb the hill in your own way

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Abby Hall, Pro runner for Adidas Terrex

Abby will share her running background and how she worked towards racing. What changed in her mindset and physical competency over the years and what life is like as an elite-sponsored athlete. Read more


9:30 to 10:30 | Training for your First Ultra and how to progress year after year in ultra running

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Jared Hazen, Pro runner for Salomon and a running coach

Jared will share how to prioritize running in your daily routine and how to train for specific events. Read more


10:45 to 11:45 | How track and road racing made me a stronger trail-mountain runner

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Stephen Kersh, Pro runner for Adidas Terrex

Come get inspired with Stephen’s running evolution and learn valuable training tips. Read more


11:45 to 12:30 | The secrets to longevity and sustainable performance

FREE |[REGISTER] | space is limited

with Tiny D, Denise Bourassa, elite runner for Injinji

Tiny D shares her passion and secrets to racing ultras for decades and still accumulating podiums- sustainable performance! Read more


12:30 to 13:30 | LUNCH at Plan B Hotel | Fresh & wholesome, vegetarian or vegan options

Free lunch for everyone registered to one of Saturday’s masterclass or trail clinic and for the Unlimited pass. (Does not include the early rise run)

You can buy lunch tickets for friends & family | 17 euros per person

SATURDAY AFTERNOON | 13:40 to 17:00
Trail clinic & masterclasses

13:30 to 14:30 | Optimize your technique running with poles, is sponsored by Black Diamond

FREE |[REGISTER]| space is limited

with Chloë and surprise guest

Learn the art of optimizing your technique when using poles
– Black diamond poles available for demo. Read more


14:45 to 15:45 | Reframing objectives and setting ourselves up for success

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Hillary Gerardi is a skyrunner & ski mo athlete for Black Diamond & Scarpa

Through an exploration of our understanding of success and the building blocks necessary for achieving our objectives we can increase the likelihood that we will succeed. Read more


16:00 to 17:00 | Sleep deprivation

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Dr. Charlotte Elsworth-Edleston (PhD)

Having worked as one of the senior researchers on the UTMB sleep deprivation medical studies for over six years now, Charlotte will disseminate the data and insights she has collected over the years. Read more


SATURDAY EVENING | 19:00 to 21:30
Speaker series, short film & night trail run

19:00 to 20:00 | Presentation of the HIELO project, a short film

[BUY TICKETS] | 10 euros

with Fernanda Maciel, Pro ultra runner for The North Face

HIELO follows Fernanda as she takes on this challenge with teammate Kaytlyn Gerbin to face this wild and remote Patagonian route on the Hielo Continental while running around the iconic mountains of the Cerro Torre and Fitzroy Massifs. Read more


20h45 to 22:00 | Fun night trail run with the fest team is sponsored by Black Diamond

FREE | [REGISTER]| space is limited

A chance to get out, relax after the day and enjoy the stars !

  • Everyone able to run non-stop for one hour at a moderate pace welcome
  • Black Diamond headlamps available for demo

SUNDAY MORNING | 8:15 to 12:00
Master your Vert Skills with our trail clinics !

8:15 to 9:15 | Speed clinic, get faster !

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Chloë & surprise guest is sponsored by the Chamonix Mountain Endurance Academy

You need more than endurance to cover the distance, you need watts ! Learn cool drills to get stronger, faster and more powerful for the trail. Read more


9:45 to 10:30 | Run on economy, energy is expensive !

FREE [REGISTER]| space is limited

with Chloë and surprise guest, is sponsored by the Chamonix Mountain Endurance Academy

A chance to get some one-on-one coaching and great tips to be more efficient at running uphill ! Read more


11:00 to 12:15 | Train like a pro, optimize VERT potential !

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Chloë and surprise guest, is sponsored by the Chamonix Mountain Endurance Academy

A chance to experience cool training workouts to improve your resistance to fatigue for the distance, strength for the challenging terrain the single track takes us, and the mindset it takes to attack it. Read more


SUNDAY AFTERNOON | 13:00 to 16:30
masterclasses & individual run analysis

13:00 to 14:00 | Trail-mountain running mechanism of overuse injury and prevention strategies

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Dre Dillon & Victoria Orlowski | Running sport physiotherapists

Understand how to increase your training consistency and confidence in meeting your goals with less time away from running due to injuries. Read more


14:15 to 15:15 | Trail & Ultra Race Nutrition Workshop

[BUY TICKETS] | 15 euros

with Rebecca Dent

Rebecca will provide you with easy to put into practice, actionable nutrition changes that will help optimize your fueling strategy for training and race day. Read more


15:30 to 16:15 | What’s blocking you from being the athlete you want to be ?

with Marjolijn de Boer

FREE [REGISTER] | space is limited

In this masterclass, reflect on your habits of thought and behavior and discover how to work with them. Read more



Please note that this event is happening at the same time as the afternoon masterclasses

45 minutes Individual Running Analysis | Between 14:30 and 17:00 | Space is limited | to register contact | 95 euros per run analysis

Location | Chamonix Running Track

Chloë, Andrea Dillon and Victoria Orlowski will be analyzing your running form, they are biomechanics & running specialists

A great opportunity to get a 45 minute one-on-one running assessment, done outdoor (not on treadmill) with video analysis
– Receive running drills & dynamic exercises to improve your individual running mechanics, stride, cadence and economy
– Mobility & musculoskeletal imbalances testing, leave with corrective exercises and with a greater chance to perform injury free !

speaker series | short film |appetizer & socializing

all fest participants can bring one guest for free

19:00 to 20:00 | The secret of long distance, the art of perseverance and the future of high-performance

[reserve TICKETS] | FREE

Speaker series with Chloë, author of Sans limites, édition Guérin-Paulsen (2022)

Chloë will share what is often overlooked in long distance racing & big mountain adventure to actually be able to perform at our best. Crossing the finish line rest on important training, prep, racing strategies – even before optimal physical fitness !

  • Neuroplasticity to perform | from lowering perception of effort, pain, discomfort, to increasing resistance to fatigue
  • Her research at NASA | physiological heaviness | high-performance gravity limitations
  • Differentiating physical to mental effort | impact of mental fatigue on your legs
  • Mental elasticity, the future of long distance
  • Mindset, your will to push | the intensity of your motivation | training perseverance
  • The major physiological obstacles of long distance that can destroy your mental, mindset and potential

Speaker Series

20:10 to 20:30 | Short film “Imagine” Kieren Dsouza with us !