Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee
Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee

Should trail runners pay to use Hong Kong’s country parks to help preserve the environment their sport damages, and would they?

  • Research paper shows there is lasting damage caused by trail runners but also a willingness to contribute financially to the solution
  • Trail-running community could be an example for other country park users to take part in contributing to sustainability

Topic |   Extreme fitness
Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee
Trail runners already pay hundreds of dollars to take part in races, and a survey suggests they would be willing to pay more if it went towards protecting the parks. Photo: Dickson Lee
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