Giving back to the natural places that you love to run

Runners for Public Lands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes runner participation in conservation work and environmental causes. RPL is based in Ventura, California.

Runners and environmentalists are natural allies. Both know that the quality of our lives depends on the quality of the places we live, work, and play. As the largest recreational group in the United States, runners are also powerful allies. We believe environmental issues (such as clean air, water, and energy, and carbon emissions, global warming, and habitat and biodiversity loss) call runners to join the conversation and take action for the sake of people and planet.


Building community

We’re building a community that connects running with learning about environmental issues, especially those negatively impacting public health and wild places.

Volunteering locally

We’re organizing runners for conservation work and environmental causes, for things such as: public land acquisition and stewardship; environmental justice and the restoration of polluted and damaged places; and climate-related advocacy.

Networking runners

We’re seeking to inspire runners everywhere to connect their love for running with taking action on environmental issues relevant to the places they run and beyond.

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