#Run4Water

22 - 26 March

When will Mina run
this river?

#Run4Water

Colorado River, USA

Where is the river?

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Global Goal 6.4

Which Global Goal 6 subgoal will she focus on?

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5 marathons

How far will mina run
on this leg?

 

 

- THE HARDEST WORKING RIVER IN AMERICA -

 

 

key facts

The Colorado provides drinking water for 40 million people.
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More water is exported from the Colorado River’s 250,000 square-mile basin than from any other river basin in the world.
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The river hasn't flowed to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico since 1998.
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Day 0 | 21 March | 0 km done | 1,688km to go

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On World Water Day, I will begin a journey of over two million steps for water. I’m not an athlete, and 25 years ago I broke my back and was told I’d never run again.
But I am doing this. And you could too. All you need is a big enough purpose.
— Mina Guli
 

 
Can I make the impossible, possible? People say I’m crazy because I’m going to run 40 marathons in 40 days, along 6 rivers on 6 continents, for one reason — to try and ensure that everyone has access to affordable, safe drinking water.
— Mina Guli
 

 
Am I nervous? Yes, absolutely. Am I excited? Beyond! ...The trails are calling. Adventure awaits!
Mina Guli #Run4Water
 

 

Day 1 | 22 March | 52 km done | 1,636km to go

The first step of a 1,049 mile run for water began with a flag signing ceremony at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.
 

 
 

 
It was great seeing the children at the start of the expedition this morning.

Our kids are the next generation of problem solvers. They need to be involved in the issue of water.
Mina Guli #Run4Water
 

 
We ended last year’s #Run4Water expedition, the 7 Deserts Run, here in Vegas. I vividly remember how I felt as we drove down the strip during sunset, after having spent 7 weeks camping in the desert.

I was immediately intrigued....this is a city that was built in the desert - a water scarce area to begin with - and has been booming at an unprecedented rate. Vegas welcomes approximately 41 million tourists per year.

One would think that they struggle with water scarcity - but all the stats show that Vegas is a water smart city. I don’t see it...yet. Looking forward to learning how they manage their water.
Mina Guli #Run4Water

My reflection on Water in Las vegas and the colorado river




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