SPRING SUMMIT 2021: Rest & Reset


SPRING SUMMIT 2021: Rest & Resest

The team at For Wild Places are stoked to announce an upcoming virtual event…


For a little while now, we have been brainstorming ideas for a virtual event that would bring together the FWP community amidst restrictions, and provide some distraction and motivation during these unusual (and really rough) times.  

Rather than host another running challenge, we’ve curated a weekend of connection, education and inspiration. We really want our community to continue being kind custodians for this wonderful world, and to do so, you need to make sure you’re looking after your own physical, mental and spiritual health. We have created Spring Summit 2021: Rest & Reset to encourage us all to take a moment for ourselves, and prepare for what we hope will be an active, outdoors summer.


Spring Summit will take place from Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th October.



There will be 4-5 sessions per day, ranging from meditation to creative workshops and movie night film screenings. We have a huge range of amazing guests including Beau Miles, Max Romey, Lucy Bartholomew and Emily Toner.


Pre-run meditation & pilates sessions 🧘🏽

To get started, mindfulness teacher, writer and musician, Emily Toner will guide us through a morning meditation, designed to get your head set for a wonderful day ahead.

Alice Baquie, physiotherapist, pilates Instructor and passionate runner (what a cool combo), will then jump in with a specially formulated pre-run pilates session, guaranteed to get the muscles firing.

Landscape creativity workshop 🎨

Join watercolour artist and trail runner Max Romey for a wild and wonderful painting/illustration workshop. BYO own watercolours for a masterclass on how to creatively capture landscapes with a few flicks of the brush! Here are just a few examples of the amazing landscapes that Max, aka @trailboundsketches, creates ‘on the go’…


Images sourced from @trailboundsketches

Movie night! 🎥

We have three epic movies coming to a screen near you – Run the Line with Beau Miles, Muddiest Known Time with Milly Young and Running Out with Lucy Bartholomew. These inspiring athletes tackle some of Australia’s most remote and beautiful landscapes.


Lucy Bartholomew on the Larapinta Trail (swimming after taking a wrong turn). Image sourced from @runningoutmovie


Spring Summit is a ticketed event, with all proceeds going towards For Wild Places – so we can continue uniting the outdoors community to take action for wild places. Tickets range from AU$15 – $30 and are available now via Humanitix.


For more information on who is joining us and what sessions they’ll be hosting, head along to the event page on Facebook. Over the coming week we’ll bring you regular updates on who will be joining us, with the full schedule to be released the week prior to the event. All sessions will be available on demand post-event.

We really appreciate all that you do to conserve and preserve wild places and hope that you can join us for what will be a regenerative and restorative (puns intended) experience.

Hope to see you there!

The For Wild Places team