Team Evolution Forest Run
The Team Evolution Forest Run is our annual end-of-season charity run that brings together athletes, staff, parents and the wider alpine racing and local community to raise money for good causes.
The Team Evolution Forest Run began in 2016/17, following a course designed by former Head Tutor and keen runner David Southworth. A marathon length relay, aimed to test physical and mental endurance and encourage teamwork and spirit within members of the programme, the Forest Run laps around the athletes home slopes of Reiteralm and Zauchensee before ending back at the Team Evolution training base in Radstadt. As well as being a great physical and mental challenge, each year this athlete organised event also raises money for a different charity which has been nominated by the students themselves.
The course length covers approximately 45km – around 28 miles – with each Team Evolution trainee running at least two sections of 3 km, supported by fellow athletes, staff and often friends and family members. Team vans meet at each check point, carrying medical supplies, water, snacks and the always valuable support crew to keep the energy levels high.
The Forest Run is an important part of the Team Evolution Programme, representing the Team ethos and spirit that is used to foster a strong training environment, and an opportunity to have fun in one last team activity before the season ends, while giving back to others within the sporting community.
Since 2016 we are proud to have raised over £3,000 for good causes, including the Matt Hampson Foundation, MIND and The Happy Place Project. For more information on how you can get involved or support the 2019 Forest Run, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org