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Running For The World: The Ventura County Trail Runner Hoping To Make A Difference To The Environment

Trail Running

Vic Thasiah used to check the air quality before going for an outdoor run.

He’s now set up a non-profit – Runners for Public Lands – aiming to mobilize fellow runners in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties - and beyond - for environmental protection and restoration work.

He told KCLU that it was a "really polluted place" when he was growing up.

So when he was trail running, now as an adult, he noticed there was an overlap in values between runners and environmentalists, but no organizations that merged the two interests.

Thasiah set up his own - Runners for Public Lands.

Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU.