Run to save Pilliga Forest

TrailRunMag 24.02.2021

What if you could run to save a forest?

Well, now you can!

Join the “For Wild Places” crew and The Wilderness Society on 22 May for a new ultramarathon – the “Gasbag Ultra; a run to keep the Pilliga Wild”. With distances of 25km and 50km-plus, the event aims to raise awareness and funds to protect the beautiful Pilliga Forest, in north-west NSW, from coal seam gas mining.

Half a million hectares of rare intact temperate eucalypt woodland are under threat. It’s here that the company Santos plans to build its Narrabri Gas Project, which will see up to 850 coal seam gas (CSG) wells drilled into this ancient landscape.

At 95,000 hectares, Santos’ project is the largest by land area ever proposed in NSW. It would be 38 times the size of the City of Sydney!

For Wild Places urges runners to stand united against the push to fast-track the destruction of our precious forests and wildlife for a fossil fuel resource, which threatens the global climate and sacred country and living culture of Gamilaraay peoples.

Pre-register now for this bucket-list, life-changing wild run – only 150 places available.

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