• WHY
  • TRAIL
  • RUNNERS
  • CONNECTION
  • CALENDAR
  • ADD

THE WAY FORWARD IS TOGETHER
SO HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO RUN, CARE, SHARE &
CONNECT ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, EVEN IN A LOCKDOWN

Trails & Events * Stories * Runners of all levels * Local & Online meetups * Global Support & Resources

Trail

Follow in footsteps of trailblazers who save health, nature & wildlife, social care, culture & heritage, safety & human rights, and education through running. Or create your own path.
Make your miles matter!

Appalachian Trail
To follow a trail is to establish a link with the history of man.
It is at once the most primitive and the most civilized of activities.

Lennon Hooper, National Park Trails USA, 1973

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Runners

Get inspired by these trailblazers and raise your own Feet Voice.
Make your run more fun and meaningful: share what you care for
and earn prizes that better the future for you, all  people and planet.
Every footstep counts.

Trails not only connect us with each other, they connect us with ourselves.

David Burwell
President, US Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1947-2017

Connection

Turn global challenges into positive local change through races, expeditions, festivals, vacations, retreats, training camps or workshops.
Let’s move forward together,
one step at a time.

connection
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.

Bill Bowerman, track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, Inc

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ABOUT
Trail Runners Connection

Hi, I’m Merlijn, but you can call me Mel:-) I love to run, travel and challenge myself.

One day, when I felt the impact of air pollution on my running, I decided to do something about it. But I realized I could do so much more by connecting my efforts with those of other runners.

Trail Runners Connection gives runners around the world a voice to vote for a better planet.

Let’s vote with our feet for a clean, happy, healthy world!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I believe in the “Power of One”, which is a spark to bring people and ideas together for a greater purpose. Merlijn is Trail Runners Connection’s “Power of One” and I’m so grateful, thankful and inspired by Merlijn’s purpose to bring people together for a greater good.
Jay Asparro // Ann Asparro Run for Alzheimers
“I’m not sure there is another place where you can find this number and quality of adventurers providing their insight, stories and practical tips on trail running the planet.”
“I’m inspired by how other runners are using running to make a difference in other people’s lives.”
“This is such an exciting opportunity to join fellow runners who are achieving amazing feats and sharing wisdom on how we can support this incredible wild planet of ours and one another in achieving our running goals.”

How much more do people connect
when we stop showing only the beautiful stuff
and start sharing the real stuff?

Cory Richards, adventurer

  • TYPE OF EVENT
  • CAUSE
  • LOCATION
  • TERRAIN
  • Race
  • Festival
  • Expedition
  • Vacation/Retreat
  • Training/Workshop
  • Tour
  • Club event

April 2020
Apr 24 2020 - Apr 25 2020

Ultra Fiord

Patagonia, Chile
May 2020
Roparun
May 30 2020 - Jun 01 2020

Roparun Relay

Paris -> Rotterdam, Bremen -> Rotterdam
June 2020
July 2020
Jul 06 2020 - Jul 08 2020

Badwater 135Entry open

Death Valley National Park
August 2020
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February 2016
June 2016
July 2016
July 2018
February 2020
March 2020
May 2020
January 2021
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May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
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  • Health
  • Nature/Wildlife
  • Social Care
  • Culture/Heritage
  • Peace/Safety/Humanity
  • Education

February 2016
July 2018
April 2020
May 2020
Roparun
May 30 2020 - Jun 01 2020

Roparun Relay

Paris -> Rotterdam, Bremen -> Rotterdam
June 2020
August 2020
September 2020
November 2020
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June 2016
February 2020
April 2020
Apr 24 2020 - Apr 25 2020

Ultra Fiord

Patagonia, Chile
September 2020
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July 2018
March 2020
November 2020
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July 2020
September 2020
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July 2016
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July 2018
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020
August 2020
October 2020
November 2020
January 2021
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  • Map
  • N America
  • S America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Antarctica
  • Multi continents

May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
Jul 06 2020 - Jul 08 2020

Badwater 135Entry open

Death Valley National Park
August 2020
September 2020
No event found!

April 2020
Apr 24 2020 - Apr 25 2020

Ultra Fiord

Patagonia, Chile
September 2020
No event found!

May 2020
Roparun
May 30 2020 - Jun 01 2020

Roparun Relay

Paris -> Rotterdam, Bremen -> Rotterdam
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
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April 2020
May 2020
September 2020
October 2020
January 2021
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June 2020
November 2020
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November 2020
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May 2020
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  • Paved
  • Offroad
  • Mountain
  • Jungle
  • Sand & Desert
  • Snow & Ice
  • Multi terrain

May 1981
July 2018
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
Roparun
May 30 2020 - Jun 01 2020

Roparun Relay

Paris -> Rotterdam, Bremen -> Rotterdam
June 2020
July 2020
Jul 06 2020 - Jul 08 2020

Badwater 135Entry open

Death Valley National Park
No event found!

May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
No event found!

May 2020
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
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No event found!

April 2020
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February 2016
June 2016
February 2020
April 2020