Aaron Knight

Trail Running

What is your full name? 

Aaron Knight

How long have you been competing or partaking in your sport? 

I have run & raced since I was 5 but have focused just on trail running and racing since 2005.

Where do you call home? 

Mount Beauty in the Victorian Alps

What gets you outside every day?

The sense of adventure and freedom to explore the trails wherever I am.
(And running with my dog Patch!)

What inspires you? How do you cultivate your passions?

Helping people make the outdoor lifestyle (& trail running) a bigger part of their life !
By choosing to pursue work & form partnerships with like minded people & companies.

What 3 values are most important to you when showing up in your community?
To be authentic. 
To be approachable. 
To give back.

Do you promote an annual event or are you involved in a non-profit organization? 

I’m race director at my local Mountain Running Race - The Mount Bogong Conquestathon. 
It’s the main fundraiser for the local Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club who support local projects.

Recent Achievements? 

Surf Coast Century 50k - 5th
Bright Running Festival 25k - 1st
Wandi Cross Mountain Race 6k - 1st

Which of CLIF’s 5 aspirations resonates with you the most? 

Sustaining our communities
I live in a small mountain town that was once a town just for hydro-electric project workers. It is slowly transitioning towards a community with an outdoor recreational focus. I love being part of that change and want to see the town transition successfully. 

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