Challenging limits and raising money for charity before the season ends.

The Team Evolution Forest Run began in 2016, following a course plotted by former Head Tutor and keen runner, David Southworth. A marathon length relay run, designed to encourage teamwork and spirit while testing physical and mental endurance, the end-of-season Forest Run laps around Team Evolution’s home slopes of Reiteralm and Zauchensee, before ending back at the training base in Radstadt. As well as being a challenge in its own right, the run brings together athletes, staff, parents and the local community to raise money for a variety of charities which have been nominated by the athletes themselves.

The course length covers approximately 42km – around 26 miles – with each Team Evolution trainee running at least two sections of 3 km in their own hand painted Tshirts, supported by fellow athletes, staff and often friends and family members. Team vans meet at each check point, carrying water, snacks, sun cream, medical supplies and the always valuable support crew to keep the energy levels high.

The full distance of the run has only been completed three times, once in 2023 by parent Oliver Savage, and in 2024 by U16 trainees Madeleine Welsh & Lucy Howeson running together from start to finish.

The Forest Run is an important part of the Team Evolution Programme, representing the ethos and spirit that is used to foster a strong training environment, and is an opportunity to have fun in one last team activity before the season ends, all while giving back to others.

Since 2016 we are proud that the Team Evolution Forest Run has raised over £20,000 for the Team Evolution Annual Fund, supporting good causes including the Matt Hampson Foundation, MIND, The Happy Place Project & Save The Children

Our athlete-chosen charity for the 2023/24 season was Sporting Wellness.

For more information on how you can get involved with, or support, the 2025 Forest Run, please email us at;