The FERN Project

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The FERN Project

Finding Empowerment through Running and Nature

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The FERN Project

We are a giving project, working with the nonprofit organization Mow & Sow, a 501(c)(3), focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier, healthier place.  We want to empower women, over 35 years old, to engage or re-engage in physical and mental well-being through running.

The FERN Project serves the communities surrounding Arcata, California and Homer, Alaska.  We hope to broaden our geographic reach in the near future.

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How We're Helping

Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is that first step. We want to get that journey going by giving our recipients a pair of running shoes, two sports bras, and entrance fees to an approved running event (5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, or triathlon) of their choice.  Recipients are required to volunteer at an approved scheduled running event as well as an environmental or community cause event either before or after their big race day.

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How You Can Help Us

There are several ways for you to support The FERN Project: 

  • Monetary Donations - for every $300 donated, another story of empowerment begins
  • Gear Donations (Running Shoes & Sports Bras)
  • Sharing your story
  • Specialized Services
    • Art and logo design for fundraising projects
  • Donations of books about running, training, women's history,  goal setting, trail information, women's health, the environment, and much more, for our participant lending library.

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Drop us a line!

Whether you want to share your story of finding empowerment through running and nature with others, connect us to some gear, or offer up your specialized services, we'd love to hear from you.

Thank you!!

The FERN Project