I’m Running Up For Air & Vasaloppet to raise money for groups across Europe who are campaigning for clean air action.
On July 24th I'll be running Vasaloppet's 30K virtual Hemmavasan trail race from Molle to Helsingborg, Sweden! By no means am I a perfect environmentalist, but as a passionate runner, I believe it's important we all try our best to protect our beautiful earth. Whether that's eating less meat, recycling, or biking instead of driving, we can all do our part. The Running Up for Air campaign is part of this for me, and I hope you'll join me on my journey to raise money for our climate in Europe and around the world. The money raised will go directly to 18 different organizations fighting back against climate change, including Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Futures. And while technically this event takes place on July 31st, I'll be out there for 3+ hours trying to do my part on the 24th.
About Running Up For Air: 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.
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