Mina Guli’s #RunningDry movement saw people from all over the world completing more than 200 marathons on Sunday 27 January 2019 to raise awareness for the global water crisis!
On the 27 January 2019, thousands of people across the world laced up their running shoes to help Mina Guli reach the target of collectively running and walking more than 100 marathons in 1 day to raise awareness for the global water crisis.
As of midnight on the 27th of January 251 marathons had been logged, which is an incredible distance of 10 629.3km. People logged marathons from 44 different countries and territories – from Antarctica to Sweden, Mexico to Japan, Australia to Serbia and everywhere in between for the single purpose of raising awareness for the global water crisis.
“I’m blown away by people’s passion for water, and their commitment and willingness to step up to this challenge,” says Mina Guli. “I have always believed in the power of the people to change the world. On Sunday we saw that happen. I’m inspired for our future and the future of our planet. Together we truly can make a difference in how we see and think about water.”
Mina originally set out to run 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days around the world, before having to readjust her vision upon breaking her femur at marathon number 62. The global community have rallied around her, logging marathons for her on social media every day since then. Since announcing her injury on the 5th of January, collectively more than 22 747.4km have been logged, including Sunday’s mammoth effort.”
“We had distances from 1km to over 50km, in temperatures from -15 degrees Celsius to over 40 degrees Celsius,” says Mina. “We had people running in deserts, snow and in forests. We had people running by rivers and others by oceans and waterways. Some ran in cities and on tracks. Some ran in groups and others on their own. But every single one of them donated their miles on Sunday to support our campaign and help drive global water awareness. Every step and every drop counts!”
Mina will be travelling to the USA later this week to continue her #RunningDry campaign to meet with people in areas already being affected by the global water crisis, as well as the inspiring water heroes who are already doing what they can to help turn this crisis around.
She finishes her epic journey back where she began, in New York City, on the 11 February 2019, having spent 100 days campaigning around the world raising awareness on the global water crisis.
To find out more about the #RunningDry campaign and to log your kilometres, visit Mina’s social media pages.
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