Running Up For Air
In the face of declining air quality, a community of runners rises up.
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Directed by Forest Woodward /2024

Our relationship with nature not only defines our history, it shapes our future, too. Yet beneath the surface of Iceland’s fjords, an industrial fish farming method threatens to destroy one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses. Laxaþjóð | A Salmon Nation tells the story of a country united by its lands and waters, and the power of a community to protect the wild places and animals that helped forge its identity. In 2012, Jared Campbell decided to run up and down Salt Lake City’s Grandeur Peak for 24 hours, to raise money for air quality advocacy work. After 11 years, his solo project has morphed into Running Up For Air: a worldwide movement with dozens of races, hundreds of runners and tens of thousands of dollars raised around the globe. This is a story about how running builds community that can jump-start change far beyond the trails.




The Filmmaker

Forest Woodward

Forest Woodward is a Montana-based photographer and filmmaker whose work is informed by a desire to celebrate and reinvigorate the reciprocal relationship between humans and the landscapes we inhabit. A longtime Patagonia contributor, Forest’s films have been awarded and screened from Missoula, Montana, to Seoul, South Korea, and a fair few places in between. He enjoys making work that tugs at the heartstrings and shoelaces, urging us out the door and into conversations and actions that support the people and places we love.

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