Chamonix is a hive of activity in the Summer, such as
long-distance running with the famous Ultra Trail, but also exhibitions,
concerts and jumble sales.
The Mont Blanc Marathon: 5 races, 5000 runners, 50 countries. The Cross du Mont Blanc ran for 35 years and was the historic race.
The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc has been in existence for 10 years and has become a truly international event. 10000 runners, 74 nationalities, and 5 continents run a 166 km route through 3 countries.
Chamonix has exhibitions and festivals during the summer months (Cosmo Jazz Festival, crystal exhibition) and picturesque bring and buy sales in the Bois village and in Vallorcine.