Run For The Oceans 2019 – Fighting Marine Plastic Pollution Together

Starting on World Oceans Day, between June 8 and June 16, 2019, more than 2.2 million runners joined forces around the world to support a vital cause: fighting marine plastic pollution!

Here’s how it turned out…

…2,208,305 runners

…in 194 countries

…ran 12,628,848 kilometers,

…they would have circumnavigated the world 315 times

…and raised $1.5 million for the Parley Ocean Initiative!


This is how you contributed to the fight for the protection of the oceans: 

Run For The Oceans – Here’s Where the $1.5 Million Went 

If you collected kilometers with the Runtastic app, adidas contributed $1 for every kilometer run during the Run For The Oceans worldwide campaign to Parley Ocean School. The challenge motivated many runners and we’re proud that we reached the maximum of $1.5 million very quickly!

Parley For The Oceans…

… has established a worldwide network of schools and educates youth about the dangers of marine plastic pollution.

Next Steps: Fight for the Protection of the Oceans All Year Long

With Run For The Oceans we have raised awareness for marine plastic pollution and even got the Burj Khalifa to light up in support. This is an important milestone. Still, there’s a lot more to be done… 

We want to put a stop to marine plastic pollution once and for all. 

Check out our blog and get inspired to avoid plastic in your daily life and find out which challenges a Runtastic employee had to face when trying to live plastic-free.

Adidas is committed to using only recycled polyester by 2024. Also, next year’s Run For The Oceans campaign will be even bigger, better and more important than ever. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it!

#RunForTheOceans #Runtastic #adidas #adidasParley

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