Mum's wild run for climate change

TrailRunMag 30.03.2015

A Hobart mum is looking to raise awareness and funds to help preserve our environment for her kids by running 150km through the south west wilderness of Tasmania.

“Everyone who meets Jen Boocock would describe her as passionate and fiery,” reads her media release. “She is passionate about lots of things in the world around her and determined to make it a better world for her family and her children. She is also passionate about running and the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness that she explores on many different adventures, so, she is determined to see this wilderness preserved for her children and future generations to enjoy as much she does.”IMG_6198

To do this Jen and two friends have embarked (they started running on Monday morning) on an adventure to increase awareness about climate change, educate others about how they can make a difference, and raise funds for the Climate Council, an organization already doing amazing work in this area.

The North Face 100 2014By the time you read this, Jen Boocock, Jen Sprent and Stephen Rae will be part way (or maybe all the way)  through a 150km route exploring Tasmania’s rugged wilderness from Scott’s Peak Dam to Cockle Creek.  The trail is designed as a ten-day bush walk, but the three will be running it non-stop and aim to finish it in close to 36 hours.

The three runners  have competed in a number of ultra-marathons, so they are well-prepared for the challenge.

Check on the trio’s progress at the Run For Climate Council Facebook page here.  As this was written, they were safe and about to rest up at Melaleuca.

Jen will be available after the run to talk about the adventure and the work of the Climate Council and is encouraging anyone passionate about climate change and the beautiful environment we live in to donate. Everyone who donates goes in the draw for some great prizes.

Donations can still be made at: