Plastics are around us, everywhere. It’s used in everything from the pen you are using, the keyboard, to your contact lenses or glasses, and the banknotes in your wallet. It’s probably with you all the time; in your clothes, phone, and TV screen. Plastics can be useful and serves us the benefits but did you know that plastics can be very harmful to the ocean?
When they are degrading, it leaves particles that can be harmful to the living things in the ocean. While the degrading of plastics can be harmful, it ultimately comes from the carelessness of humans from disposing of plastics into the ocean. Disposing of plastics into the ocean will leave an impact to the marine animals which gets them getting entangled in plastics, eating of plastics and get wrapped up in monofilament fishing line nets which in the end, be the cause of their death.
Run For The Oceans
Run For The Oceans is a global running movement that uses the power of sport to raise awareness for the threat of marine plastic pollution. For the second year in a row, adidas and Parley comes hand-in-hand to take action and protect the oceans that are increasingly endangered due to man-made issues including pollution, waste and growing consumption.
Parley is an organisation where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness of the oceans and collaborate on projects that can help stop them from being destroyed any further.
This campaign will be able to bring together runners, ocean ambassadors, influencers, and media who aims to show commitment to the cause and highlight the beauty as well as the fragility of the oceans.
How do you save the ocean with running?
You may be wondering how does one save the ocean with just running as it doesn’t really make sense. Running for a cause is not something new as adidas Running has been in partnership with AKTIV Foundation and they run against cancer, with 261 Fearless, they run to support women’s empowerment.
adidas will be donating USD 1 for every kilometre that is clocked in. The money will then go directly to the Parley Ocean Plastic Program to further cut into the pollution problems.
What can you do in Singapore?
Taking part in Run For The Oceans is as easy as you just putting on your running shoes together with adidas Runners Singapore. Get your running attire ready and just start running.
- Run for the Oceans: Saturday, 9th June 2018, 7.30 a.m.
- Meeting point: Aloha Sea Sports Centre (1212 East Coast Parkway (Area E Car Park E2) Singapore, 449886)
- Registration starts at: 7.00 a.m. (Unfortunately, no walk in registration is allowed)
- How: Due to overwhelming response, registration has already closed for this meaningful run. But we still have an exclusive 5 slots for our readers! Share with us how you can help fight against ocean plastic in the comments with hashtag #adidasParley and we will select 5 commenters to join in the run!
Contest ends on Friday, 8 June at 1400hrs.
Be a part of Run For The Oceans by joining the adidas runners in their fight to save the ocean at Aloha Sea Sports Centre.
Let’s save the ocean and do our part. Make the change and inspire others by doing it first.