Tree-Athlon 2008: Cartoon of a runner winning the Tree-Athlon.
Tree-Athlon: 5 km run, Tree Wish, Plant a Tree

"I will always support this event as there is no other that can make such an impression on the treescape of the UK in just 5 kilometres."

– Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum, Kew Gardens

Runners' comments


"Great atmosphere, well organised and all in aid of a good cause. Keep up the good work!"

Juan, Victoria, London

"I thought the distance and location were spot on!"

Lizzie, Battersea, London

"I lost my car key but even that didn't spoil what I thought was a special day. I particularly liked all the other things that were going on at the same time: the tree walks, the band, the drumming workshop etc."

Ian, Dulwich, London

"This was the first 5 km I have run and I would definitely do it again. See you next year!"

Nadia, Ealing, London

"Nice to have some interesting and different things in the goody bag, the pencils are brilliant, I've been using the same one for 2 years!"

Kurt, Streatham, London


"Fantastic organisation, the best event we have done this year."

Alison, Headingley, Leeds

"Really enjoyed the event, loved the steel band and enjoyed the massage! Thanks and see you again!"

Gary, Roundhay, Leeds

"I particularly liked the butterfly stilt ladies!"

Ben, Kirkstall, Leeds

"A great day, most enjoyable, we'll be there next year!"

Caroline, Morley, Leeds

"My wife enjoyed the run and the children really enjoyed the kids' activities and distractions."

Andrew, Colton, Leeds

"Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was pleased that my race entry went to such a worthy cause. Every major city in England should hold such an event!"

Bella, Bradford, Yorkshire

"Thanks once again for a great day. Although my legs still ache from the hills it was enjoyable!"

Kim, York