Team Evolution Forest Run
The Team Evolution Forest Run is an end of season charity run that brings together athletes, staff, parents and the wider alpine racing 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 encourage physical and mental challenges and encourage teamwork and spirit within the programme, the route laps around the athletes home slopes of Reiteralm and Zauchensee, ending back in Radstadt. As well as being a great physical and mental challenge, each year this team effort also raises money for a different sporting charity which has been nominated by the athletes.
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.