Run for the Trees of Liberty
Do you care about the environment around you when you run? Join those who support tree planting in areas where greenery is needed and desired! Since 2005, nearly 3,000 new trees and bushes have been planted nationwide thanks to the financial contributions of local runners and our collaboration with the Partnership Foundation.
This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the Czechoslovakia foundation, and you can run for Trees of Liberty 1918–2018! It’s a campaign that helps us re-discover trees planted during milestones of our history, treat them with special care, and plant more. The goal is to plant a symbolic 2018 lime trees this autumn throughout the republic, reminding us of the importance of freedom and democracy.
How can you join? When filling out the registration form, select “Support for Planting Trees” and contribute 250 CZK (Prague runs) or 100 CZK (regional runs). You can find out more about the campaign at www.stromysvobody.cz.
504 runners for trees managed to raise CZK 75 750 during the spring season 2017. All the money raised will be used for planting new trees in autumn 2017 in the following cities: Kopřivnice, Račiněves, Marboltice, Podbřežice. We would like to thank you to all runners for trees and we look forward to the autumn running season.
Statistics from specific races:
Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon: 88 runners, CZK 22 000
Volkswagen Prague Marathon - 81 runners, CZK 20 250
Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon - 99 runners, CZK 9 900
Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon - 67 runners, CZK 6 700
Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon - 169 runners, CZK 16 900