Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Taking the Blue Planet 30-Mile Challenge to the Tahoe Rim Trail

I just signed up for the Blue Planet Run 30-Mile Challenge! As a "Team Blue" member, I will run 30 miles (approximately 50K) to raise awareness and help support a special project that needs immediate attention in Tanzania, East Africa.

Although this is not much of a "challenge" for any self-respecting ultrarunner, it is a great initiative and certainly one that makes you appreciate all the luxuries we have in our lives.

To reach the 30 miles, I will first run a 10K race (Run through the Colors 10K in Nevada City) on the 19th of October. After that I will run a 24-mile trail run on the Tahoe Rim Trail on the 26th of October (from Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit) with my friends Chris and Turi and anyone else that would like to join. Note: this is a self-supported run, so bring food and... water.

Check out the event details here.

Unsafe water is responsible for more sickness and death than AIDS, cancer and wars combined. Yet it is a simple problem for us to solve. My efforts will help bring safe drinking water to three schools in Tanzania which will provide 1,200 students with healthy water and allow them to attend school instead of walking long distances to collect water each day.

Part of the 24-Mile Course

Join me or create your own 30-mile challenge! It's easy. For more information on the program and the water project, visit http://blueplanetrun.org/30-mile. Remember, no effort is insignificant. This is an easy way to improve another person's life in big ways! Water is life. Pass it on.

5 comments:

Chihping Fu 傅治平 (超馬阿爸) said...

Thanks for this great initiative. Now I need to think about a way to support this cause in Firetrails, etc.

Chihping

Chihping said...

Here is my poster Blue Planet 30 Miles Pledge

SnowLeopard said...

Hey, awesome for you and Turi and Chris! If I thought I could keep I would totally join you, but I'm afraid 24 miles is a little out of my range right now...

Frayed Laces said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog! Don't tell the "marathoners" out there, but it's my secret ploy to slowly move into the secret ultrarunning society. My first attempt will be Run to the Sun in March---then who knows from there!

Any plans to do any of the HURT runs here in Hawaii?

Will said...

Peter, I just signed up for the blue planet challenge. I'm going to knock it out tomorrow morning if my feet will carry me. Good reason to go 30! Thanks for the lead on this. PS-decided not to do Helen Klien this year after finishing seconds on front of you last year. I can still hear your footsteps!

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