Starting at the New York City Marathon on November 4th, 2018, Mina Guli, Global Water Partnership (GWP) Steering Committee member, water advocate, ultra runner and founder of Thirst, set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days for the global water crisis.
Her reason is to raise awareness on the fact that our planet’s water resources are under extreme stress. Experts predict that by 2030 our demand for water will be 40% greater than the supplies available. We are literally #RunningDry. Mina's journey to run 100 marathons in 100 days, was grounded in taking action to create water-conscious citizens and to show that saving water is not just the right thing to do, but the only thing to do.
However, on Mina’s 63rd marathon earlier this month, she fractured her femur and can no longer run! Persons all across the globe have therefore joined the #RunningDry Movement to help her complete what she started.
On Sunday, January 27th, 2019, the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) challenges you to join others across the globe in running or walking as many kilometres or miles as you can. Take a photo and post it on your social media channel/s with the distance and the hashtag #RunningDry so that the distance can be tracked.
Together, our miles will contribute to 100 marathons in 1 day for the global #watercrisis. This is more than simply running or walking but to bring awareness on the importance of water conservation.
In the Caribbean, an event has been organised in Trinidad for interested persons to run or walk on Sunday and support the goal of 100 marathons in 1 day. Get details on the Facebook Event Page created by EcoVybz here: https://bit.ly/2FDPvj7. GWP-C encourages its Partners throughout the region to do the same.
Learn more about Mina Guli and the #RunningDry Movement here.
Official Hashtags of the #RunningDry Movement:
#RunningDry and #EveryDropCounts