Run for the Oceans – How you can help end plastic waste

Run for the oceans

Fight for the protection of our oceans in 2022

From the ripple we created when it launched in 2017, Run for the Oceans has become a seismic wave of conscious athletes ready to take action.

This year, we have another chance to get active and help fight plastic waste. Be sure to save the date and sign up for Run For The Oceans 2022 from May 9.


Run For The Oceans 2021: What we achieved together

In 2021, the adidas Running community kicked off the fourth-annual Run For The Oceans event. From May 28 to June 8, our members became a 5 million-strong movement to help end plastic waste. 

You achieved our goal: to come together, get active through sport, and help protect one of our most important life sources—our oceans. Together we proved that Impossible is Nothing.

People around the world tracked activities on our app. For every kilometer tracked, adidas and Parley for the Oceans collected the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, islands, and coastal communities up to 500,000 pounds. 

 Here’s how it turned out…

5,045,968 runners

…around the world

…ran 56,123,178 kilometers,

…which meant 500,000 lbs of plastic waste was collected from beaches and coastal communities.

That’s more than the weight of a blue whale! 

Runner at the oceanside

What your contribution means and why it matters

Take a look back at Run For The Oceans 2021’s incredible journey:


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Since 2015, adidas has worked with Parley for the Oceans. Parley for the Oceans is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to clean up our shores and coastal communities and educate people about the threat plastic poses to our biodiversity.

Plastic pollution is a devastating issue. If it makes its way into our waters, these non-biodegradable materials endanger marine life, birds, and water quality–an issue that also affects humans.

Runners at the ocean

Next steps: 

Be sure to stay up to date and download the adidas Running app so you can sign up for Run For The Oceans 2022 when the Challenge goes live on on May 9th. 

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.

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