You’re probably here because, like us, you have a passion for wild places.
You want to know how to better protect the places you love. And do more for the places that really matter.
That’s why we’ve created the For Wild Places Membership
FWP exists to make trail running a meaningful expression of environmental activism, so that together, each of us can help our wild places survive and thrive. We are trail runners with a purpose, and we aim to build communities around that purpose.
Our events, like the Pilliga Ultra, are not only wonderful experiences in beautiful areas, they also build and support campaigns to protect these areas. Our team is full of passion and dedication to the job at hand, but that only goes so far. This work needs resources.
By joining FWP you will help:
- Fund our core operations in an ongoing, sustainable way
- Create a foundation from which more meaningful work can happen
- Maintain FWP as a good place to work
- Build a team of activist runners with the capability to fulfil our wildest dreams!
You also get:
- Early registration access to FWP events
- Go in the running (pun intended) to win quality gear from partners who share our values
- Updates on our latest projects, adventures and events – and opportunities to get involved
Plus these great member-only discounts from our awesome partners:
- Paddy Pallin (*recently added*) – complimentary lifetime Paddy Pallin membership entitling FWP members to 10% off all full price items and access to Paddy Pallin half yearly club sales.
- ioMerino (*recently added*) – 15% off online purchases
- Fractel – 15% off all gear
- Goodr – 10% off online purchases
- Tarkine Running – 20% off all gear
- Trail Brew – 10% off online purchases
These projects won’t happen without the support of our community. It takes people, like you, passionate about saving the wild places we love to make a difference. Become a FWP Member today. Help build a running community with a purpose – to protect our wild places.
The thing I love most about Australia, since moving from the UK in 2009, has been having the opportunity to explore this beautiful, wild, rugged country. It saddens me when I see these places mistreated or placed in harm’s way & I love the work that For Wild Places does in protecting them. From holding major fundraising trail running events to encouraging the simple act of picking up trash on the trails, For Wild Places is making a difference. I hope to see you on the trails soon” – Lauren Beels
Nature has always provided a safe space for me to be myself. It doesn’t demand, it doesn’t judge – it just lets me be. I joined FWP to be part of a movement that actually protects nature, so that it can continue to be available to enable others to thrive when they are outdoors” – Elanor Finch
We love our partners
Adrian Marchioro – Alan Smith – Ånika Warren-Smith – Anthony Gordon – Bek Street – Ben Duffus – Caleb Rook – Chris Williams – Dave Parker – Dean Maher – Felicity Jacob – Grahame Gould – Hilary McAllister – Jacqui Nixon – Jane Aubrey – Jessie Ling – Joel Broadfoot – Josh Fletcher – Julie Steele – Karin Traeger – Kate Gazzard – Lauren Beels – Lincoln Quilliam – Linda Schneider – Lou Klatte – Luke Olive – Lyndal & Matt Cole – Matt Bell – Matt Brennan – Megan Core – Melissa Craig – Melissa Debnam-Smith – Melissa Walsh – Neil Lawson – Paige Penrose – Paul Verhoef – Rachael Thompson – Richard Hoskings – Ryan Zygarlicki – Salome Tobin – Sarah Armstrong – Sarah Dix – Scott Mirabello – Shane Fenwick – Shane Smedley – Shane Winzar – Stacee & Dave Johkin – Steve Jackson – Thomas Grayden – Tim & Margot Goodson – Tim Siegenbeek van Heukelom – Zoe James
Got a question?
Here are some answers that might help.
1. Where does the money go?
Every cent from your membership will go straight to FWP to help fund our core operations. As a start-up we’re very reliant on amazing volunteers – and will continue to be. But protecting wild places is a long-term fight that will require financial sustainability all year round. A reliable income stream from membership will allow us to plan ahead into the future and, as we grow, expand the team to bring experienced, motivated and wild people on board, to make our impact greater.
2. Do I have to do anything as a member?
No, not if you don’t want to! Just the act of joining is a big help to us. Going forward, we may ask you for feedback or input on projects and ideas, but these additional ways to get involved will be opt-in.
3. Are there other membership options, like student or corporate?
Yes! We’ve just launched a Collective Membership option that enables businesses and other organisations to get on board. More information here. We don’t have a student membership option, but we do run student discounts for limited periods of time. Sign up to receive our newsletter so you don’t miss out.