How to get involved in Run for the Oceans and tackle plastic pollution
Every day, marine plastic pollution threatens the sustainability of our planet and if we continue to dump plastic into the ocean at the rate we do, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our waters than fish.
Adidas and Parley are on a mission to reduce the amount of plastic in our seas, by pledging to remove bottles and debris from the oceans by inspiring people to join a global movement.
The UAE adidas Runners community is doing their part to tackle plastic pollution by taking part in the initiative, with the support of adidas Runners GCC Captain Lee Ryan, who is taking the lead in encouraging people to get involved in the cause.
We have a motto with adidas Runners: “We start together, we end together,” Ryan said. “As a captain, it is for me to inspire and motivate the community to show them that they are worth it, that the trip matters, to share the success and to set an example with every step I take. with every step I take. “
Globally, big sports stars and celebrities have supported the movement like David Beckham and in 2019 2.2 million runners around the world participated in Run For The Oceans. The initiative aims to clean 500,000 books. of plastic debris from the ocean.
Anyone, regardless of age or ability, can participate in the Race for the Oceans 2021. It’s all about traveling those kilometers to reduce ocean plastic from the 28e May to 8e June; each kilometer traveled will be donated to the challenge.
To get involved, download the adidas Running app, navigate to the Communities tab and join the challenge. adidas promises to reduce the amount of plastic bottles in the ocean by cleaning 10 plastic bottles (or the equivalent weight) for every mile traveled.