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Welcoming new sponsors, partners, and friends!

I’m always humbled by the support that I’m offered at nearly every turn, and by the many people, groups, and organizations that have helped to shape Climate Run from a dream to a reality over the past 4 years.

As training for the 2018 Climate Run Vermont 500 Resilience Ride & Run ramps up each week, I am again floored by the kindness and generosity of others — whether gifts of time, promises to share miles with me on the Long Trail, or much appreciated and needed financial, in-kind, or product support.

Please visit the sponsors, partners, and friends listed on the right, check out what they’re up to, and let them know how much you appreciate their good work.

In just the past few weeks, I’ve been honored to add the support of the great folks at:

Clean Yield Asset Management
Clean Yield is a Norwich, Vermont-based investment management firm that works with progressive investors to help build a ‘more just and environmentally sustainable economy’ and to help ‘advance corporate transparency and environmental and social sustainability.’ I’m excited to ride and run with the support of an organization helping others make far-reaching and significant change in Vermont and beyond.

 

Sweet Rowen Farmstead
If you’ve never had milk or cheese curds from Sweet Rowen in East Albany, VT, you’ve never tasted fresh local dairy the way it’s meant to be. Their mission, to “maintain a working landscape that provides families with fresh food, supports the local economy, and upholds the ecological integrity of the environment,” is at the very heart of building the roots of small-scale resilient communities. 

 

Ploughgate Creamery
At Ploughgate Creamery, Marisa Mauro has been making delicious cultured butter since establishing the Creamery at Bragg Farm in Fayston, VT in 2014. Perched on the eastern slopes of the Green Mountains below App Gap, Bragg Farm’s deep connection to the area’s dairy farming history is a natural complement to Ploughgate’s traditional approach to making cultured butter — a place where land, history, culture, and sustainable farming all come together in one exceptional product.

 

Hillside Farm
Fewer than a dozen miles from our home, Hillside Farm in East Albany, VT offers a range of local products — including pastured poultry, cider in season, and the yummy home-baked granola I fuel my each and every morning!

I am deeply grateful for the support of all these folks (and so many others!) — some of whom are planning to join me for at least part of my run north on the Long Trail in June.

Are you interested in helping to support the Climate Run mission or join me for a stretch of the LT? Let me know!

8 Weeks until the Arctic Trail Run & Matching Fundraiser!

On the morning of August 1st, I’m planning to head out from Sulitjelma, Norway on the Nordkalottruta, bound for the Swedish border and my first campsite midway between the two lakes, Vastenjaure and Akkajaure, approximately 40 miles beyond the start of the trail.

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Vastenjaure photo by Magnus / salgo1960

With only 8 weeks to go, I’m settled into a training routine of between 60 and 70 miles of running a week, with a few short races remaining on the schedule for June and July. Combine that with cross-training, logistic planning, and working out the kinks in my camping setup, and suddenly there’s a whole lot to do!!

I was very excited to receive a Live Your Dream grant from the American Alpine Club late last month, and, in these final weeks of planning and prep, I am hoping to match the $750 from the AAC to complete my fundraising in advance of the Arctic Trail Run.

How can you help?

There are three ways!!

  1. Head on over to Atayne’s Climate Run Store and buy an Arctic Trail shirt. $10 from each sale goes directly to support Climate Run.
  2. Buy a Climate Run Skida Hat! Choose from all sorts of colors and sizes. Use my PayPal donation page to make your purchase & I’ll be in touch about styles. $15 from each sale goes to support Climate Run!
  3. Donate directly through the Climate Run GoFundMe Page!

I am so grateful to those who have already supported Climate Run: Sterling College, The Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Skida, Atayne, The Catamount Trail Association, The Northwoods Stewardship Center, Protect Our Winters, The Craftsbury General Store, Adventure Scientists, and many other organizations and individuals.

Thank you!

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Skida Hats! A new way to support Climate Run

I’m super excited to have partnered with Skida to bring you lightweight Climate Run hats in so many amazing spring colors. Each hat is made right here in Vermont by the fantastic folks at Skida, and each one has a sewn Climate Run label so you can show your support.

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These are perfect for cold morning & evening workouts and are a cool way of joining the Climate Run team and showing your support. Want one? Just head over to my Paypal donation page. Each hat is $30, and once you click submit, I’ll be in touch and get your color preference & shipping info.

If you want to add more to help cover postage, or are just feeling extra generous, please feel free 🙂

Note that there are two different sizes: Women’s, which are a bit smaller and men’s, which are larger. The snowflake Skida logo denotes the women’s styles and the mountain logo the men’s.

Thanks so much!

New Shirts and Swag from Atayne!

I’m super excited to announce that Climate Run: Arctic Trail gear is now available in the Atayne Climate Run store!  

Not only do proceeds from the sales go directly to support the record attempt at the 500-mile Arctic Trail in August, and not only are the shirts made from 100% recycled polyester by the great folks at Atayne in Brunswick, Maine–but just look at these shirts!!

 

Fundraising for Climate Run 2017

The GoFundMe page for Climate Run: Arctic Trail has launched!!!

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I’m excited to be moving forward with planning for the Arctic Trail run, but I really can’t do it without everyone’s support. Please check out the campaign page for more details and donate if you can.

Thanks so much!

 

 

 

CR 2017: Arctic Trail — Stickers!!!

Who doesn’t love stickers? 🙂

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You can get some cool, bright, all-weather stickers *and* support the 2017 Climate Run: Arctic Trail at the same time!

I’ll send you one for only $3 — Just click here. 

If you want more than one (they make great holiday gifts!), then just add $1 — or more 🙂 Any donation is greatly appreciated and goes directly into funding Climate Run.

Thanks!

 

58 days left . . . & I need your help!

There are 58 days left before I start off on my trans-Icelandic run!

58 days to goSpring has finally arrived — our long (long) winter’s snows are receding into the shadows as the streams and rivers swell and crocuses unfurl in the warming sun.

Soon, Orion and I will be setting off on our adventure in Scandinavia–from Bergen to Copenhagen to Reykjavik–and at 8:00 am on June 15th, I’ll take a last look at Iceland’s southern coast and turn northward toward the Kjölur plateau, some 60 miles inland, and to Thingeyrar, where I hope to arrive by the middle of that week.

As the months of training and planning start to come down to weeks and days, I’ve been looking ahead to after the run–to how I can best share the story of Climate Run and of climate resilience among the outdoor recreation community and among athletes the world over.

Part of telling the story will include photos and video to complement the presentations, web, and print publications that I have started to plan (already scheduled are talks in Denmark, Iceland, and across New England in late summer).

I am appealing to friends and supporters once again before setting off on this Great Adventure to help me tell the story of climate resilience, of the trans-Icelandic run to help us grow a resilience among the athletic and outdoor recreation community.

How can you help?

There are 4 ways you can help with this final push:

  1. Contribute to the ongoing GoFundMe campaign! Even $1 will help…and for $5 I’ll send you a personal thank you and a Climate Run sticker!
  2. Buy a 100% recycled U.S. made t-shirt from Atayne. $10 of every purchase goes directly to Climate Run!
  3. Use the link on right side of this page to make a direct donation via PayPal.
  4. Spread the word! Share the story of Climate Run on Twitter, Facebook, and everywhere else you can think of!

Thanks so much for all the support!

-Pavel (& Dragon : ) 

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