Sunday, June 03, 2007

Green Planet Blue Planet Run Water Run

They’ve been running for 2 days and 20 minutes, as of this moment, having started a round the globe marathon in New York, June 1st, to raise awareness and funds for the more than one billion people who lack clean drinking water. Organized by the BLUE PLANET FOUNDATION, the run is 95 days on the road through 16 different countries with a team of 20 runners and almost as many support staff. (

The Blue Planet Run will cover 15,200 miles, across 16 countries and 4 continents, 24 hours a day for 95 days to deliver the urgent message that we can and must begin today to alleviate the catastrophic burden placed on over a billion people who, every day, must drink unsafe local water.

A Sneaker Parade, an outdoor New York City-wide exhibit of oversized running shoe statuettes designed by celebrities, accompanied the kick-off with Hillary Swank presiding. Participating celebrities include David Arquette & Courteney Cox-Arquette, Rosie O'Donnell, Rachael Ray, Mena Suvari, the New York Giants football team, Chris Kattan, Matt Modine and the cast of Rescue Me among others.

The final leg of the relay will end where it began, in the heart of New York City.

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