Earth Run Foundation 2012 Virtual Run

I am a run ambassador for the Earth Run Foundation, which is based here in Vancouver.

The Earth Run Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization whose mandate is to bring people together and build a sustainable future.  By engaging the private and public sectors, we raise environmental awareness and fund local environmental projects. {source}

Earth Run organizes 5km/10km runs and walks to raise awareness for environmental issues.  In conjunction with the runs they also raise funds for environmental organizations and initiatives.  Each year, since 2008, they have held a Vancouver, BC, run.  This year there will be runs in Vancouver and Kamloops, BC.

New for this year is a Virtual Run! {Registration coming soon}

Like all virtual runs you get to do it on your home turf!  You might be living in Canada, the United States, or Timbuktu {which is in Mali – I looked it up!}.  As long as you sign up and get out the door you can run!

The Virtual Run is in support of UN-HABITAT, which, as an agency of the United Nations…

 …promote[s] socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. {source}

So while the local runs support local initiatives, the Virtual Run will be giving back worldwide.

Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up from anywhere in the world
  • Choose to run 5K or 10K
  • Create a fundraising page {donations are self-determined, therefore you can raise from $0 – sky’s the limit!}
  • Anytime between June 1-4, go for a run!
  • Log in and tell us your finish time
  • See how you stack up against other Earth Runners around the world!

I’ll be participating in the 10km run in Vancouver on 3 June.  Want to see who can run faster?!?

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One response

  1. Sounds great! Virtual races are a great way to stay motivated!!

    April 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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