With summer just behind us it's easy to drift back in time and remember what running on a beach on a warm summer day feels like. Sinking sands make pushing off and sprinting difficult, and with the sun high overhead your energy can drain very quickly.
What if you ran in conditions even more jarring than this 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, 111 days straight? Last February that's precisely what Charlie Engle and two other runners did. Running to promote the organization H20 in Africa, a movement to bring clean water to the region, they produced a documentary narrated and produced by Matt Damon. This fall they're doing it again and this time you can join them!
Brian Weinberg, Director of Running America, contacted me last week looking to make this historic event as green as possible. "We plan on breaking a world record," he told me, for the fastest cross country run and with Carbonfund.org's help that run is now CarbonFree.
Starting in San Francisco, Charlie Engle and Marshall Ulrich plan to make it to New York in 45 days. That means a commitment of 69 miles per day, everyday, until October 27th. The run starts this Saturday, September 14th and you're encouraged to join with the runners as they make their way through your state. If you can't make it out there you can at least watch this event taking place online through their website. Or check out the channel our friends at GoGreenTube, have created for the cause.
We wish Charlie and Marshall the best of luck on their CarbonFree adventure!
Carbonfund.org makes it easy and affordable for any individual or business to reduce their carbon footprint to zero. www.carbonfund.org