Conservation Stories: Vasque Helps Preserve Local Environments While Celebrating Running

photo by Sean Dreilinger

The work at Conservation Alliance wouldn't be possible without all of our outdoor industry brand members. But a lot of them aren't only involved with Conservation Alliance; many of our member brands are committed to a diverse variety of environmental causes. Every Thursday we'll be featuring a cross-post from one of our member companies to highlight the causes that they're active in. Today we're celebrating member company Vasque for working to foster stewardship and community through a series of trail runs called the Vasque Project.



The Vasque PROJECT is our effort, through sponsorship of trail races across the US, to foster trail running competition, community and stewardship. Vasque employs a rigorous selection process in order to partner with the best race series in vibrant running communities. These partners are selected because of their dedication to providing runners with the ultimate race experience and also because of their dedication to giving back to the community and environment. Racers can feel confident that they are going to get a great experience when they participate in a Vasque Project race series. There is something for everybody – the races vary is distance and difficulty – everything from faster 5ks to rigorous ultras over challenging terrain. When you sign up for a Vasque Project race, you can feel confident that the experience will be positive and designed to push your limits and you’ll be supported by an active and dedicated running community.

Charitable Aspect of PROJECT:

The trails means a lot to us at Vasque and what better way for us to say thanks then to give back to places where we run, hike and enjoy life? As part of the Vasque PROJECT, we have partnered in each of our event communities with a marquee organization who is working to preserve the local environment. We are working with our dedicated race series partners to raise funds for these organizations with registration fees and additional donations. The community benefits, the sport of trail running benefits, the environment benefits and we all ultimately win at these races.

More information and race schedule here.