Run for the Trees

Social distancing may have called off a lot of mass gatherings, but you can still embark upon your own challenge event to raise money for our city trees!

Vera, one of our Team Trees Champions

Why run for the trees?

Every day in the UK, around 50 urban trees are lost due to ageing, disease, or development - but with your help, we can reverse this trend.

A four-week 5k, 10k, half-marathon or marathon challenge in and around your local area can be more than just a positive thing for your health - you can now turn your steps into trees!

By running for the trees, you'll be supporting the only UK charity that is working on a national and an international scale to improve lives and make cities greener.

How you can help

Never before has the value of our urban green spaces been more apparent to strengthen our physical and our mental health. But now you can give back through our 4-week fitness challenge - whether you want to run your first 5k or complete a virtual marathon, this is the best way to turn your steps into trees!

Try getting creative too by planning a route around your streets to draw the shape of a tree, a leaf, or another nature-related image on Strava/Fitbit.

If you don't fancy leaving the house but still want to run a virtual event, you can try running the distance around your home! Simply measure how long your hallway is, work out how many lengths you'll need to do to complete your run, and then go for it!

And if you're lucky enough to own a treadmill, why not utilise this too! There are countless ways you can still stay active and help the environment during this period.

Don't forget our Fundraising Pack

Take a look at our online fundraising pack - it's jam-packed full of awesome ideas to raise money for our city trees

Once your challenge has begun, don't forget to set up your fundraising page! Click here for instructions on how to do this.

Good luck!