Run Around the Earth: Miles Logged = Helping Others

by Susie Saxten

Can you go around the earth, using your own power??? UniversalGiving is delighted to announce  a new partnership with www.runaroundtheearth.com.

Run Around the Earth challenges people to join the Ellipsoid Club (referencing the shape of the earth at the equator) by logging enough running, biking, walking, kayaking, etc. miles in their lifetime to circumnavigate the globe! The earth is 24,902 miles (40,067 kilometers) at the equator–a tall order, but Run Around the Earth provides an excellent support system.

Run Around the Earth is completely free to join, and the site offers everything from polls on users’ favorite running shoes, to forums with training tips, to pace calculators. A search box on the home page allows you to enter your zip code and find great hikes in your area. Logging miles on the site is also a great way to keep track of your exercise schedule.

Running around the earth… what a great way to promote green, healthy living. There is also something beautiful about the ability to circle the earth under one’s own power. It makes our world communities seem that much more interconnected and is a testament to an individual’s ability to make a big difference with a little time, patience and perseverance.

Now, www.runaroundtheearth.com is joining forces with UniversalGiving to support our quality, top-performing NGO partners.  Donations will be made according to the collective number of miles logged on the site, so all you have to do is visit www.runaroundtheearth.com, log your miles and tell your friends and family to do the same!

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