Race Director Hub
Runners for Public Lands and the Council for Responsible Sport have compiled the following list of works to educate and help Race Directors interested in incorporating community building and environmental stewardship into trail running events.
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- The Guide for Non-Binary Inclusion in Running
A Guide that assists Race Directors as they embark or continue their journey to create inclusive events.
- The Nature Gap: Confronting Racial and Economic Disparities in the Destruction and Protection of Nature in America
The Center for American Progress explains the connections between racism, economic disparity, and environmentalism in the US.
- Running Industry Diversity Coalition and RIDC Resource Page
A nonprofit committed to doing racial justice work in the running space.
- How to be an Ally to the Black Running Community
Runners World article by Rozalynn S. Frazier that is supplemented by an extensive list of resources.
- Trail Sisters Approved Race Standards
Provides ways to support women at your trail races.
- Transathlete.com Resource Hub
Resources provided by Chris Mosier that include a Glossary of transgender and LGBTQ+ terminology, and the Top Five Points Transathlete.com Resource Hubfor Allies of Transgender People to Remember.
- Runners Support Transgender Youth
Runners for Public Lands statement in support of transgender youth runners.
- LGBTQIA Inclusion Guide
Running USA & Equality Institute provides a sample Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusion Policy Template.
Indigenous Collaboration and Land Acknowledgement
- Rising Hearts and the Rising Hearts Toolkit
How to approach including a Land Acknowledgement at running events.
- Running on Native Lands Initiative
Information about Land Acknowledgements paired with giving back.
- “Public Lands” as Home
Runners for Public Lands writing on Land Acknowledgement and how to view public lands.
- Wings of America
A nonprofit organization using youth running initiatives to build healthy Native communities.
- Meztli Project Land Acknowledgement Toolkit
Explains what a Land Acknowledgment is and how to approach Land Acknowledgement at your event.
- Public Lands in the United State: A Curriculum
Resources by The Wilderness Society.
- United State Forest Service “Find a Forest” Tool
Local National Forest site information about the lands, cultural history, and other resources.
- National Park Service’s Find a Park Tool
Site-specific resources and information relevant to the areas and trails you use.
- State, County, and locally managed parks and preserve websites and/or visitor centers offer information, resources, and opportunity to connect with local naturalists and land stewards. For example, Jefferson Co. Colorado Open Space.
- National, regional, and local non-profit groups and clubs have natural history resources available online and at local offices or visitor centers. Some example include: Los Padres ForestWatch and San Juan Mountain Association.
- Local land trusts and conservancies preserve public lands may be good sources of information about the natural ecosystems in your area and may offer engaging local events. An example in our region includes: The Ventura Land Trust
- Natural history museums are a great and fun place to visit to learn more about the natural history in your area and beyond. Examples in our region include the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural History Los Angeles County.
- A Practical Guide to Hosting Radically Responsible Events
Ten things that ‘radically responsible’ events do by the Council for Responsible Sport.
- Responsible Sport Standards for Organizations
A collection of standards of good practice by the Council of Responsible Sport.
- Runners for Public Lands, Environmental Toolkit
Specific steps anyone can take to start adding environmental stewardship to their running community.
- The Green Charter of the International Trail Running Association
Helps race organizers implement concrete actions to reduce impact on the environment.
- ReScore by the Council for Responsible Sport
A free event sustainability assessment tool, including an event GHG calculator, responsible event catalog, and case studies.
- The Low Impact Alliance Resource Page
A collection of Webinars, Articles and Tools to help running retailers embrace sustainability and environmental responsibility through their businesses.
- Trail Running Race Sustainability Guidelines
Presented by the American Trail Running Association.
- Protect Our Winter’s, Trail Race Director Toolkit
Protect our Winters resource that educates and helps trail runners become effective climate advocates.
- “Outdoor Friendly Pledge”
Ideas and actions to make outdoor sports more sustainable by the Kilian Jornet Foundation.
- Sustainability Goals for Events and Athletes
Salomon shares their environmental commitments pertaining to community events and athletes.
- Footprints Running Camp
A trail running camp combining environmental education with direct action in participant’s respective communities.
- 2021 Pledge for Sustainability
Athlete’s for a Fit Planet’s comprehensive guide to event environmental sustainability.
- Cost of Carbon Calculator
Outdoor enthusiasts can calculate the carbon footprint of their adventures and purchase offsets to take meaningful action on climate by The North Face and Protect our Winters.
- World Centric Food Service Wares provides 100% compostable, plant-based with 25% of profits given to social and environmental organizations
- Zero Waste Events provides 100% compostable, plant-based food service wares with easy ordering for one or many event vendors.
- Trees not Tees
Works with event organizers to give participants the option of planting a tree instead of getting a shirt. Check out the article Changing Race Swag with Trees not Tees by iRunFar’s Morgan Tilton.
Has partnered with Gu to offer recycling of all brands of nutrition wrappers and packaging at events.
- One Percent for the Planet
Provides a service to match event organizers interested in donating proceeds from an event to vetted and approved non-profit environmental causes.
- For local resources specific to your community we suggest you look to organizations like the Cloud City Conservation Center that provide zero waste services for events and other community support.
No resource below should be understood as representing the views or work of Runners for Public Lands or the Council for Responsible Sport unless specified as such.
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