TrailFam is a charity born from a growing need to connect young people with nature and the outdoors. Originally created by secondary school teachers in Tower Hamlets, east London, TrailFam seeks to provide young people with the clear benefits of being outside. Our work is targeted particularly at young people who may not usually have access to these spaces or feel that they don’t belong.
Since its inception, TrailFam has worked with hundreds of young people. We have taught trail running skills, provided specialist equipment and have engendered stewardship for the natural spaces that we all love so much. We have helped create the next generation of trail runner with inclusion, diversity and fun at our core. Through our work, young people regularly report improved physical and mental wellbeing and a newfound confidence in sharing the outdoors.