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Stuck for a gift idea? Buy your loved one, friend (or foe!), the gift of a superpower. Purchase one of our Gift Vouchers and they can turn their miles into trees! Changing the world one step at a time. The vouchers can be redeemed for any of our races.


What could be better than a beautiful real Christmas tree? Planting up to 10 trees in it’s place! Now that’s a present for the planet!


Runners Need and Earth Runs are challenging you to make Christmas a little greener with their 12 Runs of Christmas Challenge with a chance to win a £50 voucher from Runners Need’s sustainable range! Just £2 to enter plants 20 trees! Limited spaces available.


As the season turns, there’s gold to be found in our Autumn Series. The leaves are turning, the days are shortening, and the trees are letting go. Take part in our Autumn Series of challenges and you can plant trees in honour of all they do.


Time and money are tight right now, that’s why we’ve launched our Protect Your Run challenge. Sign up as many times as you like, just run – any distance, and reward yourself by knowing that we’ll plant 3 trees for you. Protecting your precious running time is helping to protect your mental health and the planet.


Let the memory live on. Hit the trails, pound the streets and celebrate the life of someone dear by doing 5k, 10k, half or full marathon in their memory. Your miles will plant trees leaving a legacy for future generations.

Safari Challenge 22

Can you take on our Safari challenges and help protect the habitats of tigers, elephants, limas, lions and water buffalo?

You choose the distance for your safari challenge and your miles will plant trees in Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique or Nepal, the native homelands of these beautiful creatures. Earn your safari badges between now and the end of December 2022.


Earn your Safari Tiger Badge to help the habitats of the Sumatran Tiger, listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ due to poaching and deforestation. Thought to be less than 700, they need your miles.


Earn your Safari Elephant Badge to help the habitats of the African Elephant, in Kenya. The African Elephant’s population has seen a vast decline in the last century due to loss of habitat and illegal poaching, recent efforts have seen a slight increase, but we need your miles to help protect their habitats further.


Earn your Safari Lemur Badge to help protect the habitats of the Lemurs of Madagascar. Wild Lemurs are only found in Madagascar and there are over 100 species of them, 98% of which are estimated to be endangered. Protecting their habitats from deforestation is vital to their survival.


Earn your Safari Lion Badge to help the wild habitats of Lions in Mozambique. There are thought to be less than 1,500 lions left in the country after years of civil war, deforestation and poaching, however, recently Mozambique has set aside nearly 30% of its land area to create wildlife protection zones and partnered with conservation partners to help turn the tide. Your miles will plant trees to help stabilise the Lion’s natural habitat.


Earn your Safari Water Buffalo Badge to help the wild habitats of Water Buffalos in Nepal. Less than 500 wild Water Buffalo now exist in Nepal, and they’re reliant on the floodplains, swamps and densely vegetated forests. Your miles will help plant trees to protect their natural habitat.


Light up the skies in 2023 by collecting all 7 meteor showers and changing the planet for good.

Choose to do 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, 50k or 100k and capture the light. The miles can be done in one go or over a series of runs/walks/rolls.

Every challenge you do will plant trees and make a difference here on earth. Purchase all 7 at the same time and get a 10% discount!*

*Races must be bought at the same time to qualify for the discount.

Quadrantids Challenge

Capture the Quadtrantids by going the distance and planting trees!
Visible between 26th December – 16th January. Peaks: 3-4th January 2023

Lyrids Challenge

Light up the skies by taking on a Lyrids meteor challenge and planting trees!
Visible between 15th April – 29th April. Peaks: 22-23rd April 2023

eta Aquariids Challenge

Achieve new heights by taking on the eta Aquariids meteor challenge and planting trees!
Visible between 15th April – 17th May. Peaks: 5th – 6th May 2023

alpha Capricornids Challenge

Capture the skies with the alpha Capricornids meteor challenge and plant trees!
Visible between 7th July – 15th August. Peaks: 30th – 31st July 2023

Southern Delta Aquariids Challenge

Achieve new heights by taking on the eta Aquariids meteor challenge and planting trees!
Visible between 18th July – 21st August. Peaks: 30th – 31st July 2023

Perseids Challenge

Capture the Perseids by going the distance and planting trees!
Visible between 14th July – 21st September. Peaks: 12th–13th August 2023

Orionids Challenge

Take on the Orionids by going the distance and planting trees!
Visible between 26th September – 22nd November 2023. Peaks: 20th – 21st October 2023

The 2022 Monthly Bird Challenges

Celebrate the planet by collecting birds and planting trees! A different bird represents each month, and the medals are illustrated by the awesome Matt Sewell. Please be aware, there are limited spaces for each race. Once they’re gone, they are gone!

Collect each of the Bird Races by doing 5k, 10k, half or full marathons, or you can challenge yourself to do 50 miles or 100 miles in a month. You can run, walk, roll or cycle them.

Purchase 6 months to receive a 5% discount, or take on all 12 to receive a 10% discount*.
Make magic happen with your miles and plant trees as you go.

*Races must be bought at the same time to qualify for the discount.

September – Golden Eagle Events

The mighty Golden Eagle, such prowess, such strength. A wingspan of over 2 metres means this incredible beast can’t be mistaken if you’re lucky to be running in Scotland. Channel your inner eagle and take on our Golden Eagle Races. Fly in our Golden Eagle events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

October – Starling Events

Is there a sight more beautiful than the autumn murmurations of Starlings. This underrated bird gathers together to create a show so stunning. Numbers are declining so there are fewer displays, but if you’re lucky enough to see them when you’re out and about, stop and wonder how amazing the world is. Take flight with the Starling events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

November – Canada Goose Events

The flying formations of Canada Geese have inspired our human world as we mimic their distinct slipstream V shape, in so many ways. These remarkable birds serene on the water, become a noisy aeronautic display team as they honk their presence in our skies. Join the team in the Canada Goose events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

December – Robin Events

What year long set of bird races would be complete without the Robin Red Breast? Voted our favourite garden bird, this distinctive loveable bird hides a competitive territorial side from us humans. We forgive him his aggression as he keeps us close company throughout the year, but at Christmas, he comes to the fore. Join our Robin events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.


This year, make your miles change the world.

Make a resolution that will challenge yourself and make a positive difference to the world too. The BIG Tree Challenge 2022: You choose the number of trees you wish to plant. You then choose the distance you wish to aim for. You can even choose to pay in one go or pay on a month-by-month basis!

You may run, walk, cycle or roll the miles. However you do them, you’ll make a difference.

Take the challenge. Make 2022 the year you go all in for the planet.


Running an actual LIVE race elsewhere, with real people, but still want to plant trees with your miles AND see the impact you’ve made? Add one of our Branch Out bolt-ons and you can! There’s no fuss. No frills. No medals. Just planting trees with your miles. Wherever you run, you’re still an epic Earth Runner!



Our climate is in crisis, planting more trees and fighting deforestation is one part of the solution. You maybe running a virtual race but you're contributing to an actual solution. You run the miles and we partner with organisations worldwide to plant the trees. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s fun.