Here is a very inspiring story about two Canadians who are about to embark on a very long and worthwhile journey - hoping to inspire us along the way. Here is what the Run for One Planet is about...
The Run for One Planet is an ongoing run endeavour focused on inspiring people to get fit and healthy for themselves, and stimulate them to pick up the pace to take action for our planet
The Run for One Planet 2008/2009 North America Tour is our kick-off initiative – a carbon neutral year-long run around the continent by two Canadians, Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait, to inspire Environmental Action. Their goal is to run 1 marathon each day, to inspire 1 million new actions for Earth and to raise $1 Million for their Foundation. To do this, they will be running 11,000-miles into communities, towns, and cities where they will run, speak, and inspire people to take simple daily actions, individually and corporately, to make a positive difference for the health of our planet. Matt and Stephanie hit the pavement on Sunday, May 4 with the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon.
Upon return from the tour, all funds donated to the Run for One Planet Foundation will be used as seed money to launch subsequent Run for One Planet Marathons in cities and towns across North America that we originally ran through in our ‘08/’09 tour. These marathons will act as a whole new way to save the planet – by running for it!
To get involved, visit http://www.runforoneplanet.com/