By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Damian Hall about Jasmin Park’s UTMB:
Most inspiring @UTMB performance? For me it was @jasminKparis. She didn’t have the race she hoped for, but she lives her values. The @thegreenrunnerz co-founder took low-carbon travel and diet options, and eschews sponsorship. Oh and she’s effing nails.
In her own words:
I’m grateful and happy that my attempt to run UTMB in a climate conscious fashion received a share of the public and media attention this week, and I sincerely hope that it will be a catalyst for action in the running community and beyond, towards a fitter planet for all.
This is the challenge of our times. How can we engage in these global sporting events when our planet is melting down. Air travel, sponsor swag, non-recyclable waste create an unsustainable carbon output that increase the melting of the very glaciers we love as backdrops for these incredible images we’ve seen of runners run in the shadow of Mont Blanc this weekend. Hiding under a rock is not the solution either, but we gotta try harder.