To mark Earth Day this April, we’re sharing personal essays from individuals who are doing their part to protect our planet. Simon Harris is calling on Australia’s running community to lace up for the country’s threatened forests. His most recent event, the takayna trail ultra-marathon, saw 175 runners raise over AUD$400,000 to help protect Tasmania’s at-risk takayna rainforest during a two-day event. Here, Simon shares his thoughts on the ‘incredible story’ we’re currently creating.