On April 27th, a team of runners joined Mina Guli at the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions for an informative and action packed afternoon as they Run Blue together in Washington, DC.
Together, they ran and walked along the Anacostia River, tackling water pollution by picking up trash along the way, and finished with happy hour and a intimate conversation with Mina, hearing about all she learned throughout her journey and at the recent UN Water Conference.
Mina Guli is a water advocate and ultramarathon runner who recently completed 200 marathons in a year-long journey leading to the United Nations (UN) water conference on World Water Day, 22 March 2023, in New York. Over 12 months she traveled to locations most impacted by the global water crisis, drawing attention to challenges faced by communities, and demanding action from governments, companies, and individuals. Mina is the CEO and founder of Thirst Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness and driving action on water through large, inspirational, out-of-the-box campaigns that put water on top of the global agenda. To date, she’s been joined by thousands of fellow water advocates. In March, the World Water Run included participants from 200 countries and territories, who collectively contributed more than 295,000 miles.
Photo credit: Stephen Higgins
And just for your information / interest, here’s a list of the countries / territories that participated: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.