Research Project – ACAP

Long Term Benefits of Green Exercise

Performing exercise in nature (i.e., green exercise) has many physical and mental health benefits but no research has investigated potential long-term benefits of regular green exercise. With the support of Rapid Ascent, this study will address this knowledge gap.

Individuals who enter in the GOLD category of the Rapid Ascent Trail Running Series are invited to take part in the study. Research participants will be asked to complete 7 brief online surveys (one before the series, one after each event, and one 6 months post-series).

Survey questions will focus on mental health, wellbeing, and runners’ experiences of completing the events. The study aim is to monitor whether participants’ responses to these questions change over time.


For more information or to participate, please contact Dr Tim Chambers:
[email protected]