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Trek and Run Mag - Winter 2018

Featuring; We talk Sustainability with Happy Trails co-event director Jeff Rowthorn and Haliburton Forest Tourism Manager Tegan Legge, Cycling Coast to Coast across Sri Lanka, Running the Colombo Marathon in Sri Lanka and the Brocken Trail Marathon in Germany, Scuba Diving with Sharks in Costa Rica, looking forward to Gozo Half Marathon in 2019, Walking with a Pinhole Camera in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens in England, Gear News, Event Previews and more!


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Featured Film - World Without Sin (Scuba Diving in Costa Rica)

The FP Guide to London, Oxford

& the South East

Featuring a plant based view of the London, Oxford, running in the capital, and visiting some of the great cultural sights of the surrounding areas


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Issue 5 - Autumn 2018

Featuring; The Azores Whalers Ultra Trail, The Women Runners of Cairo, Interviews with Ultra Runners Tom Evans, Naoko Sasaki and Rena Mutaguchi, The Microbiome Summit, A Year of Yoga, Art Running, A Weekend in Montreal, The Friendly Planet Guide to London, Oxford and the South East, In the Footsteps of Charlotte Bronte, event previews and more!

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The FP Guide to Malta

Featuring a plant based view of Valletta, Medina, Vegan Malta and

running on the Island.


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Issue 3 - Spring 2018

Featuring; The Vodafone Malta Marathon, The Best and Worst of Green Sports 2017, Running Beyond - Further with Yoga, Book Review of 'The Road to Sparta' by Dean Karnazes, Interviews with Ironman Karen Smyers, Ontario's Rene Belanger and Global Marathoner Nick Butter, The Friendly Planet Guide to Greece (Athens, Evvia and The Marathon), Valletta; European City of Culture 2018 and more.

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Issue 2 - Winter 2017

Featuring; Dean Karnazes, Saving the Sea Turtles of Parismina, Double Olympian Eilish McColgan, Ironman Patrik Nilsson, Graham Ross of Kusaga Athletic, The Friendly Planet Guides to Costa Rica (San Jose and the Caribbean Coast) and Rome (Marathon and City), The MDS, Hiking The Somme, Jessey The Elf, Nutrition; Kenyan Style, Event Previews and Reviews, and more.

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Issue 4 - Summer 2018

Featuring; The Vodafone Malta Marathon, The Friendly Planet Guide to Malta, Walking Macedonia with Refugee Support, Running the Eco-Trail Paris, A Weekend in London, UK, Yoga Retreats, The Gozo Half Marathon, How I improved 150% at the Marathon des Sables, Interviews with 2 MDS finishers, Event Previews and Reviews, and more.

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The 52 Festivals Recipe Book

Plant Based Food from Around the World

In 2017 our editor Dave Wise celebrated a different world festival every week by cooking food from the countries in which the festival was being held. Here are the best 75 recipes that came out of the project. From Christmas in Sweden to the French Wine Harvest via the Voodoo Festival of Benin, from Elvis Week in the USA to Ramadan in Egypt to the Mexican Day of the Dead, you'll find inspiration for your cooking here (as well as a guide to perfect pizza - it's all about water and air temp!).


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Issue 1 - Autumn 2017

Featuring; Hiking Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica,

The Complete Guide to the Marathon des Sables (the Toughest Footrace on Earth)

in Morocco,

An Interview with Greek Olympian and Marathon record holder Maria Polyzou, Hiking the Nile Valley in Egypt,

Coach Dave's 'From Sofa Sloth to Endurance Athlete',

The Road to Boston, Nutrition, Event Previews and Reviews, and more.

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The Archives

Past Running, Cycling and Tri Event & City Attraction reports are Here


The Run for the Toad 50k Trail Run


The Run for the Toad race in Pinehurst Lake Conservation Park is one of Trek and Run’s favourite trail events. Not only is it set in the heart of scenic countryside in Paris, Ontario, but October brings cooler weather conducive to an aggressive run.And also, above all that, we love the hospitable warmth that...Read More

The Around The Bay 30k


ATB is one of the best known Canadian races on the calendar, with the distinction of being older than Boston. The iconic climb late in the race that is short but at a crucial time, combined with the Grim Reaper taunting runners at the appropriate place (the Hamilton Cemetery) make it a memorable event....Read More



Alt(ernative)+Run(ning)-To(ronto) is a new style of running group starting in Toronto in April 2018. With a focus on simplicity, fun, results, community and authenticity the group will offer an ethically sound, plant-based alternative to the cities growing running scene...Read More

The Hamilton Road2 Hope Half and Full Marathons


Once we got to the waterfront the crowds grew. So many people were out to cheer and offer up orange slices (yes please). It was a very scenic route to the finish where a bowl of hot veggie soup was waiting and very welcome. They also offered fruit, chips and pizza if you fancied. Overall this event was a lot of fun and one I would enjoy giving another go in future. The volunteers were exceptional and did not want you to go hungry or under-hydrated! And afterwards we all got free race photos to download, which was cool. Well done, Hamilton Marathon!...Read More

The Mississauga Square One Half Marathon


I didn’t think I’d be in shape to run the full Mississauga Marathon. Although I love it and have run it for the past few years I’d only just come back from the 7 day Marathon des Sables a few weeks earlier and felt that perhaps having just ran...Read More

The 2018 Marathon des Sables - 8 Short Films


You can read several articles about the 2018 Marathon des Sables in our magazines, and here are the short films I made each day as I ran....Read More

Featured Film - 2048 - The Sea Turtles of Costa Rica

Team Trek and Run is committed to Hiking, Cycling, Canoeing and Running as green, clean and mindfully as possible. That means trying to only use products that are as good for the environment, and the people who make them, as they are for us and also eating and living as ethically as we can manage to.


We make event films, hotel reviews and travel documentaries that are regularly listed as 'most watched' for events or locations. Visit our YouTube Channel Here.

We don't take paid advertising on this site but we will tell you about companies that we currently use ourselves and whom we feel are trying to do the right thing, or whom are at least producing a product whose qualities add to our world more than it's production takes away. At the moment those companies include Salba Chia, Haglofs, Kusaga Athletic, Tailwind Nutrition, Helly Hansen and Ultimate Direction. Go check them out by clicking the links; their ethics are good, their product is excellent and they have many social initiatives going on that say to us that they're interested in something beyond the usual business of making a profit.


During 2019 the Trek and Run Team will mainly be racing local with a focus on sustainability, but will also be taking part in some key International events. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of team entries that'll be available.

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SNUGPACK LAUNCHES BRIGHT NEW TENT RANGE The new "Journey" collection comprises four tents in a Sunburst Orange colourway, all 4000mm HH, constructed with a durable ground sheet in a bathtub style and supplied complete with...Read More



We run, we hike, we swim, we bike, we travel. And then we write honestly about it all and make non glossy films as an alternative to the advertiser-focused, unsustainable and largely unethical sports, activity and travel magazines that tend to pass as our mainstream media nowadays. Share our values and want to join us? Get in touch.



Dave Wise