Online Fundraising for Clubs, Schools and Causes

€2075.00

Goal : €2000
From 49 fantastic supporters


Run to Plant Trees is a cause and a call for climate action created by Baiba Šustere, the founder and creator of Yoga-B, an avid runner and nature lover, who is based in Galway, Ireland.
On November 11, 2018, Baiba ran her first marathon - the Athens Authentic Marathon - and it was for her an absolutely exhilarating yet eye opening experience. During the summer of 2018, a part of the Athens Marathon course had devastating wildfires which resulted in lost lives, destruction of property, and large decimated forest areas.
To show support for this tragedy the organisers of the Athens Authentic Marathon launched "Runners' Forest", an initiative seeking to plant trees over a 4 km stretch along the decimated marathon course. Before the race each participant received a green bandana that read "Runner's Forest" both in Greek and English, and runners were asked to put the bandanas on to show their support for the cause.
Throughout the Athens Marathon Baiba couldn't stop thinking about the devastating situation that the whole world is in, and the urgency needed to address climate crisis. And so Baiba's first marathon sparked an idea for an initiative to Run to Plant Trees.

Run to Plant Trees is a year long fundraiser during which Baiba will run 2 half marathons, 3 marathons and 1 ultra marathon, altogether 232 km. With this year-long initiative Baiba hopes to bring a bit more awareness to the current climate crises, plant some trees and encourage each of you to do something you thought you will never achieve.

To plant trees Baiba will be working closely with Hometree charity (RCN 20100995), which is based on the Atlantic coast of Ireland in Co. Clare.
Run to Plant Trees will begin with the Connemara Marathon on Sunday, April 14, 2019, and will finish the Connemara Ultra Marathon in April, 2020; now Connemara Virtual Ultra in September, 2020. Further details to be announced. 

All funds raised (excluding race entry fees) during this project will be donated to Hometree charity to plant native Irish trees - willow, birch, oak - on the West Coast of Ireland.
All those who support will also have an opportunity to come along to a special Tree Planting day in 2020, together with Hometree and Baiba, to breathe some fresh air and plant some trees.

Follow this project on Instagram: @runtoplanttrees
For collaborations, questions or support get in touch: [email protected]

Let's run and plant some trees!

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49
  • Anonymous

    €5.00 17-09-2020
  • Anonymous

    €10.00 16-09-2020
  • Ian Workshed

    15-09-2020
  • Mark

    €50.00 11-09-2020
  • Fearghal Scanlon

    Well done on reaching your goal. Best of luck in the run!

    11-09-2020
  • Síobhra & Pádraig Fhia

    €20.00 10-09-2020