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The Netherlands

Welcome to The Netherlands!

Here the relay travels to an amazing Tiny Forest, Eco-Schools and different Green Key and Blue Flag sites. You can discover more about each of these fantastic highlights below. We also invite you to help carry the relay baton forward and run a stage!

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Join relay runners in the Netherlands and celebrate climate action!

Throughout the 7,767km relay route we are visiting and celebrating some of the world’s most inspirational and groundbreaking climate action projects. Discover more about these projects below.

Stage #242

Tiny Forest Sint-Janslyceum, 's-Hertogenbosch

Tiny Forests ® are densely packed native forests, that fit into the size of a tennis court. A Tiny forest is not just an pleasant spot for butterflies, birds, bees and small mammals; it is a great place for people too. Children learn about nature and it also serves as a meeting place for the local community. These dense, native woodlans are planted according to the Miyawaki method. IVN has planted over 160 Forests in public spaces in the Netherlands. One of them is ‘Het Bossche Bos’ near Het Sint-Janslyceum school in 's-Hertogenbosch.

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Stage #242

Tiny Forest Sint-Janslyceum, 's-Hertogenbosch

Tiny Forest is one of our ‘blockbuster programs’ that connects schoolchildren, teachers, local communities and nature. The success is that a Tiny Forest is a practical way to contribute to large themes like loss of biodiversity, climate change and adaptation.

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What is Running Out of Time?

What do you get if you mash-up an Attenborough nature documentary and the Olympics?... Running Out of Time!

We're bringing together multiple sports, incredible climate action projects, stunning natural landscapes, mixing them all together and throwing YOU into the heart of it!

Running Out of Time is a 2,661km relay from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. There are a total of 366 stages, with stages ranging from 2-30km long. The relay runs from sunrise to sunset for 32 days and travels to 30 counties.

Our goal is for the relay baton to be passed from person-to-person and arrive in London. Most stages will be run and a small number will be cycled. We will also be kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, skiing, mountain biking, walking, wheeling and more!

When is it?

The relay starts at Ben Nevis on Saturday 10th June and will finish at Big Ben on Tuesday 11th July.

Who can take part?

You must be over the age of 18 to sign-up to our relay and be able maintain an average pace of 6 minutes 15 seconds per kilometre / 10 minutes per mile for the duration of a stage.

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to run a stage, then please ask your parent/legal guardian to contact us at [email protected] and we will see if this can be accommodated.

We also have a Schools Action Day taking place on June 21st, which is open to schools around the UK.

Why are you doing this?

What do we do when we're running out of time? We run faster!

We are calling on everyone – from national government to local government; from individuals to communities; from schools to businesses – to work together to protect our world now and for future generations.

We aim to celebrate amazing climate action, and nature protection projects, run by community groups, charities, businesses and schools, from around the UK. Hopefully by championing all the great work already being done, we can play a part in securing more support and funding for these projects and others.

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IVN Nature Education

The mission of IVN is to connect people with nature. Our vision is to create a society that is connected to nature and that cities and villages are natural habitats for human beings and other species and contribute to social cohesion, health and creativity. Our programs create green & natural schools, green cities and natural healthcare. IVN has 150 employees and 100,000 volunteers who contribute to our mission.

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