It’s almost WORLD TOILET DAY!
If you’ve ever participated in a running event, you know that the longest lines are usually the lines for the Port-a-Potties! Perhaps you’ve been out on a long run or walk, and the site of a toilet is the greatest thing you’ve even seen! Many would say that a toilet is a runner’s best friend.
November 19th is World Toilet Day. Here are some facts to consider:
- 650 million people in the world do not have access to safe water.
- 2.3 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world’s population.
- More than 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That’s over 1,400 children a day!
In honor of World Toilet Day, we are hosting a VIRTUAL 5K race. You will get a Runner’s Best Friend Port-a-potty finisher’s medal! We’ve only got 500, so sign up now to get yours! We’ll close registration once the medals are sold out.
Along with celebrating RUNNING, we will also be donating at least $4 of every registration to WaterAid.org, an amazing organization that provides clean water and toilets that are essential for life. For every $50 donated, they are able to provide a toilet for two families. Let’s see how many families we can get toilets for! What: This is a 5K virtual run (or walk) to celebrate the FRIENDS in our lives.
When: Complete your race any time during the month of November. If you can do it on November 19 (the actual World Toilet Day) that would be even better!
*Medals will be shipped out at the beginning of November 2015.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: Because this is our way of honoring World Toilet Day and raising funds to provide toilets for numerous families around the world, through a donation to WaterAid.org
COST: $18, which includes your medal and shipping. Plus, at least $4 of every registration will go to WaterAid.org.
**Check out our sister site, Moon Joggers! Join their main event, MEET ME ON MARS (one of the paid registration options) now and you’ll be able to save 25% on all of their virtual races! Sign up HERE. (Use code VIRTUALRUN to save 15% on Meet Me on Mars). You can also sign up for their free option and start logging your miles now.