In 2012, Jared Campbell decided to run up and down Salt Lake City’s Grandeur Peak for 24 hours, to raise money for air quality advocacy work. After 11 years, his solo project has morphed into Running Up For Air: a worldwide movement with dozens of races, hundreds of runners and tens of thousands of dollars raised around the globe. This is a story about how running builds community that can jump-start change far beyond the trails.
Want to get involved? Head to upforairseries.org to learn more about RUFA events near you, or how to set up an event of your own.
Plus, stay tuned for more information on the inaugural Running Up For Air Clean Air Vert Challenge, taking place June 1-9, 2024. This event harnesses the global running community in the name of healthier air for all.