Alex Knight

I’m Running Up For Air to raise money for environmental groups across Europe who are campaigning for clean air action.

On 31 July, trail runners across Europe will be running for 3, 6, 12, or 24 hours and aiming for a maximum vertical gain. Air pollution is the world’s largest environmental health threat. Poorer areas and those that house some racial and ethnic groups face higher levels of traffic density and are disproportionally harmed by this invisible killer. Children who live or go to school near roads with heavy-duty vehicle traffic face twice the risk of respiratory problems as those living near less congested streets. But it doesn’t need to be this way. If we cut air pollution we could prevent 50,000 deaths in Europe, every year. Breathing clean air should be a basic human right. That is why I am taking part in this endurance challenge. Please help me to raise funds for 18 environmental groups fighting for clean air.

My Updates

Running up for air

Sunday 1st Aug
Yesterday I ran 24km with 570m of total elevation.
Check out my run on Strava:

Running up for air - my run from the 31st

Sunday 1st Aug
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Friday 30th Jul

More training for #RUFA

Thursday 29th Jul

Thank you to my Sponsors


Simon Appleby

Rather you than me ;) Simon




Richard & Angela Parkes

Good luck! What a great cause. x




Simon Knight


Jo Lovejoy

Well done Alex….. great effort X


Gerry And Lynn Knight

Well done Alex


Alex Knight


Susi S


Emily Bridge

Good luck!