A conservation virtual running event has captured the public’s attention and turned from a solo event into a global one, with runners around the world signing up to participate.
The ‘Run and Bleed for the Wild’ event has been organised by Wildlife Conservation Society – Malaysia and Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak to raise awareness of the need to conserve sharks, rays and orangutans in Sarawak and to provide the opportunity for university clubs and organisations to be involved in conservation.
With 2km, 5km and 10km run options and a fun walk available it is an event for all abilities in Sarawak. But participation doesn’t stop there. Runners in Australia, China, England, Jordan, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, USA, Russia, Scotland, Vietnam and other countries have signed up to participate from their own towns and cities as Virtual Runners. Swimmers from Indonesia will also be ocean swimming in support of sharks.
The ‘bleed’ part of the event title refers to a blood donation drive that has also been organised by the JCI Swinburne Youth Chapter to increase blood donation. Blood can be donated 9am to 4:30pm on 10th December at Swinburne Sarawak campus at Jalan Uplands.
The run commences from Swinburne Sarawak’s campus in Kuching on 10th December 2016.
More details can be found here.
Virtual Runners can register here.