Angelika Lechner

I’m Running Up For Air to raise money for 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

Going downhill

Sunday 1st Aug
we had fun 😁

It was great!

Sunday 1st Aug
Being out in the nature and breathing fresh air itself is awesome, but doing the same for a good cause is even better. 

Me and my 8 months old son started directly from our home. Living only 5 minutes away from the forest that's everyday buissnes for us. After 10 minutes my son fell asleep and slept for 1,5 hours. So, when he woke up we were almost at the top. 

'Birstenboden' is not a real summit but after 2 hours and 1050 meters of elevation it was enough for today, and especially for my son. After a short break we went back the same way we went up and had a great time. After 3 hours we were almost back home. We did 11,5 km and 1063 elevation meters. I thought I had to stop after 3 hours and only sah today that the first group is starting with 3 hours 😁. But in elevation it made no difference, but in 15 more mimutes we had 12,75 km.

Doing the challange with my -not so light (about 10 kg)- son was especially great for me!!!

Looking forward to being part of RUFA tomorrow

Friday 30th Jul
I won´t be `running´ alone - my 8 months old son will accompany me :-) 

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Angelika Lechner


Angelika Lechner