RUN. LOVE. PROTECT. RESTORE.

RUN WILD. HAVE FUN. GET INVOLVED AND GIVE BACK.

We mobilize and support runner participation in conservation work and environmental causes. RPL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Ventura, CA, working throughout the region, including the Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains.

We promote runner environmental literacy related to protecting and restoring public lands; mitigating, and adapting to, climate change; and equity in trail running.

EDUCATION

We boost runner environmental literacy by working with environmental organizations and corporate partners to hold educational events for runners of all ages and abilities.

CONNECTION

We coordinate with regional and broad-based environmental efforts, including advocacy, to increase runner turnout and deepen runner involvement.

REVOLUTION

We reach out to environmentally-conscious runners across the planet to build a national network and global movement of runners protecting and restoring the environment.

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Pine Mountain Enviro-Camp&Run

Runners for Public Lands partnered with Los Padres ForestWatch and celebrated National Public Lands Day by holding its first “Enviro-Camp&Run,” a weekend (September 27-29) of camping and campfires, music, trail running, naturalist-led hikes, environmental education, stargazing with a UCSB astrophysicist, and community on Pine Mountain, north of Ojai, CA.

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