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GIFT VOUCHER

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.

12 Miles of Xmas

Fancy a daft Christmas challenge whilst planting trees and working off the mince pies? Join our 12 Miles of Christmas Treasure Hunt! You can do the miles in any number of days, or any number of outings, the only stipulation is that you need to collect a photo of each of the items from the list. If you manage to collect all 12, we’ll plant you 3 extra trees! 12 miles, 12 treasures, 15 trees!

Replant Xmas

What could be better than a beautiful real Christmas tree? Planting up to 10 trees in it’s place!

We all love the beauty of a real Christmas Tree, but wouldn’t it be good to know that you’re giving back to Mother Nature? Run, walk or roll our Replant Christmas 5k or 10k challenges and we’ll replant your Christmas Tree and up to 9 others. Don’t just leave things as we found them, make them better. It’s your gift to earth this Christmas.

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.

January – Lapwing Events

Once a more common voice the Lapwing was called a Peewit because of their distinctive call. Look out for them on your winter runs around meadows and marshes. The striking crest upon their head makes you wonder why they weren’t called ‘Great Crested…’ – until they open their wings and take flight and you see the lapping of their wings. Conquer the Lapwing events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

February – Goldfinch Events

A charm of Goldfinches – look out for them flitting around in groups with a vast array of chatter amongst their groups. Beautiful gold flashes on their wings and a recognisable red face, makes you wonder what they’ve been up to. Often seen in gardens across the UK. Conquer the Goldfinch events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

March – Blue Tit Events

Once the stealer of cream from milk bottle tops, our most beautiful blue tits are often taken for granted. Spot one on your run or walk and just marvel at the wonder. The distinct blue and yellow. Perfection all wrapped up in the size of a pocket watch. Take on the Blue Tit events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

April – Swallow Events

They say the first signs of summer approaching are when the swallows come – swooping through the skies following a migration of thousands of miles. These high-flyers swoop with the most incredible ease, and chirrup away in wonder. Search the skies for them on your walk or run. Can’t tell the difference between a swift and a swallow? Look out for the extra long two thin feathered tails… standing for the two ‘ll’s in ‘swallow’. They’re different from the swift. Enjoy the Swallow events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

May – Blackbird Events

The blackbird maybe the most common bird in Britain, but they were originally from the wood and have conquered our urban lives. Listen out for them on your runs, especially this time of year when their young are born. The blackbird will soon let you know if you get too close! Take on the Blackbird events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

June – Kingfisher Events

What was the fast flash of blue by the river? That’s often all you’re lucky enough to witness before you register the wonder of the Kingfisher. Top points if you manage to spot one of these when you’re out and about. They stick to a certain patch though, so come back again and you may be lucky to see it waiting before the dive! Dive into our Kingfisher events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

July – Skylark Events

Listen out for the Skylarks singing their hearts out whilst hovering high above the meadows. They rise high and then hide underfoot and make their nests in the undergrowth. Their song is enchanting. Fly high with the Skylark events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

August – Barn Owl Events

The mystery of the Barn Owl is how such beauty can make such a scary screech! This beautiful white figure, often linked with witchcraft, flies out at night and appears from the dark like a solitary white flash. Close up, its eyes are all knowing. Join the Barn Owl events. Available: 5k, 10k, Half, Full marathon, 50m and 100m.

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.

Race Against Extinction Races

Make your miles go further. Race any of our Race Against Extinction races and we’ll plant trees to help protect and support the natural habitat of some of the most endangered species on our planet. It doesn’t matter how fast you run, but time is running out for these animals if we don’t act fast.

R.A.E. TIGER

The number of tigers worldwide is estimated to have fallen to just 3,900. Their natural habitats have been destroyed and had significant effects on numbers. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Tiger races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in India, helping to fight deforestation and provide much needed safe habitats for them to breed.

R.A.E. ELEPHANT

Asian elephants have been considered endangered since 1986, their population decreasing by over 50% in the last 75 years due to poaching, fragmentation and deforestation. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Elephant races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in Indonesia, helping to fight deforestation and support local communities in protecting these beautiful animals.

R.A.E. GORILLA

Only 1063 mountain gorillas are thought to exist in the wild today, with hard work and conservation efforts, this number is rising slowly. Illegal poaching, habitat deforestation and human diseases are still a major threat to their future. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Gorilla races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in Uganda, helping to increase forestation and grow safer habitats for them to survive.

R.A.E. TURTLE

Marine Turtle numbers are under threat from so many factors, fishing gear, plastic pollution, disrupted nesting sites plus rising sea levels caused by deforestation. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Turtle races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in Costa Rica, one of the nesting sites for the endangered Leatherback Turtles. Fight the effects of deforestation and help save our marine turtles.

R.A.E. ORANGUTAN

Orangutans have been considered critically endangered since 2000 with their numbers having halved in the last century due to logging, forest fires and the removal of tropical forests for palm oil. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Orangutan races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in Indonesia, helping to fight deforestation and restore the natural ecosystems for Sumatran Orangutans.

R.A.E. RHINO

Fewer than 27,000 rhinos remain in the wild today, a dramatic drop from 500,000 in the 20th century. The western black rhino and northern white rhinos have already become extinct. Persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades threaten these beautiful creatures. Choose to run, walk, roll or cycle our Race Against Extinction Rhino races, and you’ll plant trees with your miles in Indonesia, helping to fight deforestation and grow safer habitats for them to survive.

7 Natural Wonders

In the words of Louis Armstrong ”What a wonderful world”. And in it there are seven natural wonders, and you can take them all on virtually. Choose to run, walk or roll, 5k, 10k, half or full marathons. They can be individual races or collect all seven wonders to get 10% off the cost* Travel the world and plant trees as you go.

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

Earth Runs 2021 Tree Pledge

This year, make your miles change the world.

Make a resolution that will challenge yourself and make a positive difference to the world too.

Our 2021 Tree Pledge: You choose the distance you wish to aim for. You select the number of trees those miles will plant. You can even choose to pay in one go or pay on a month-by-month basis.*

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

Take the challenge. Pledge your miles for trees.

*If at any time you stop your month-by-month payments, we shall plant as many trees as we can with the money you have paid on a pro-rata basis based. Unfortunately, these trees will not be applied to your account.

12 FULL MOON CHALLENGES

The magic of a full moon happens every month (and occasionally twice). Before calendars, lunar months were used by our ancestors to track the seasons and to work with nature. The Native American tribes named each of the moons accordingly.

You can collect a full moon every month in 2021, by running, walking or rolling, 5k, 10k, half or full marathons. Purchase 6 to receive a 5% discount, or take on 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 discount.

BRANCHING OUT OPTION

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!

DAVID’S BIG SCOTTISH CHALLENGE

In honour of David Whyte’s epic Big Scottish Challenge! This race is dedicated to David, who has taken the challenge to run, walk or cycle the Scottish Border during 2021 (a whopping 7426 miles) and in doing so will plant 75 trees! Join him in his quest – pay per month or in one go.

EVERY RUN PLANTS TREES!

THE WORLD NEEDS TREES RIGHT NOW

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.

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