Resolute Running aims to deliver events that are inclusive of all runners of any ability, while providing an opportunity for people to push themselves beyond what they thought possible. Alongside our events, we aim to promote the value of community, the importance of mental health and the power of movement.
One of the most important factors in all of our events is sustainability. Here's just some of what we do:
Every event operates on a bring your own bottle basis and we provide a water refill station, meaning there's no plastic cups or water wastage.
Our medals are wooden and sustainability sourced and we don't offer free finisher t-shirts.
At the aid station, we aim to provide as much unwrapped food as possible to reduce plastic use and when this isn't possible, we try to ensure that we are working with sustainable brands to provide a mostly plant-based but still exciting and nourishing range of fuelling options.
All of the waste from each event is recycled as it should be.
How It Started
The story of Resolute Running doesn't just come from a love for running, it comes from a need for running. In my early twenties, my mental health wasn't something I was taking care of, and for various reasons I began to have frequent panic attacks to a point where I could barely leave my home. To improve my situation, I started running. It was the only way I could get out of the front door with real purpose. There was a park just a few streets away from my house, which was an exact 1km loop. I began my journey of facing what had become agoraphobia by running this loop again and again. So, as my love for running developed and I started to run longer distances, and in turn began to look at what events were in my local area. I saw that many ultra-distance events took runners far away from home, and as a person still dealing with the agoraphobia, these races that would have put me so far out of my comfort zone seemed impossible. It got me thinking, how can I run an ultra-distance event, without having to run in completely unfamiliar surroundings. I thought back to the beginning of my running journey, running loops around the park. This lead to the idea of The Ultra Loop, my first event series.