The Canadian Border was crossed on the evening of Wednesday, June 14th. A record distance of 82 km or 50.95 miles was covered that day!!! The Ocean Rescue Run is nearly complete. There are 45 kms remaining to Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver; plans are to finish on Saturday, June 17th and celebrate! Those wishing to join the run for the last 10 km, or at the beach celebration are welcome. An event was created on the Friendly Drifter Facebook page, so check there for details & updates on the location start for the last 10 km.
All funds raised by the Ocean Rescue Run go towards creating sustainable waste management systems for Raja Ampat, Indonesia – the most marine bio-diverse region on the planet! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made donations through the GoFundMe website, and those who gave off the site. It is wonderful having support for this cause.
Often asked – why the run? What drives me to get up every day and run 50-60 km, is my love for the Ocean. The Oceans are being bombarded with discarded plastic waste, all over the globe. The non-profit I co-founded, Friendly Drifter, is creating a waste management system in the most marine bio-diverse region on the planet. Raja Ampat, Indonesia currently has no recycling facilities in the area. With this Ocean Rescue Run, from Mexico to Canada, my hope is to spread awareness on the harmful affects of plastic in our oceans and to help fund a recycling facility in Raja Ampat.
Copies of the children’s book, Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise, will be made available for purchase on Saturday at Kitsilano Beach, cash sales only – sorry, no credit cards. All profits from the sale of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise book, will be used to fund further education initiatives for the children of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Online purchases of the book, with credit card payment options can be made at Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise.