Mile for Mile: Crossing the Finish Line
Thanks to the activism of ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson, a great film by James Q Martin, donations from runners around the world, and a matching grant from Patagonia—the Mile for Mile campaign exceeded its goal and raised over $90,000. Conservacion Patagonica can now build over 50 miles of new trails in Patagonia Park, connecting locals and visitors from everywhere to this remarkable place.
Celebrating 50 Miles of New Trail in Patagonia Park
Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson ran 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to rewild and protect this vast landscape. Patagonia Park, in the Aysén Region of Chile is now open to the public. The park sweeps from the northern ice cap, down to the Baker River and out to the arid borderlands of Argentina. The park’s glaciated peaks, grasslands, beech forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands still boast all of their original species—and the rivers still run free. Patagonia, Inc. has been involved in this project from day one—helping with the first land purchases, sending volunteers down to rip up hundreds of miles of fencing and restore open grasslands, and fighting mega-dam projects on the nearby Baker and Pascua Rivers.
Using funds raised through the Mile for Mile campaign, Conservacion Patagonica will build over 50 miles of new trails to connect the local community and visitors from everywhere to this remarkable place. Trail construction will begin this year. Follow in the footsteps of our trail running ambassadors and join the ranks of people who love this park.
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