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Winter Solstice Run along Scenic 30A Dec 21

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  1. Teresa

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    Amavida Coffee is hosting the Winter Solstice Run in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, raising awareness and funds for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Eastern DRC. There’s time and room to sign up. Click HERE to join the Winter Solstice Run Team! Learn more by visiting www.wintersolsticerun.org.

    WHAT?

    The 2014 Winter Solstice Run is an ultra-run of 40 miles through the day of Winter Solstice (December 21), raising awareness and funds to support On The Ground’s Project Congo. Project Congo concentrates on gender equality and raising awareness about the key issues faced by coffee farming families in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Initiatives will promote peace and gender equality while highlighting inspirational people and their stories. The work aims to break the chains of poverty and conflict while supporting women empowerment groups in coffee communities of the region.

    WHERE?
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – The Winter Solstice Run begins at sunrise from the easternmost point of Scenic Hwy 30A and continues 40 miles along Scenic Hwy 30A, around the many lakes of South Walton, and back through Florida state forests, until sunset.

    If you are interested in running instead:
    There are only 100 spots this year so don’t wait to sign-up at http://onthegroundglobal.org/solstice-run/winter-solstice-run/.

    For more information about On The Ground Global and The Winter Solstice Run, please visit www.onthegroundglobal.org.

    Volunteer


    Email:sarah.hamon@amavida.com



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    Distance Options
    The Run offers four options:

    • 40 miles - The whole shebang. Start at sunrise and finish at sunset!
    • 20 miles - Half-Solstice option: Begin with the team and run the first 20 miles!
    • Relay - You and three others each run a 10 mile leg (4 per team)!
    • The First 10 - Begin with the team and run the first 10 miles!

    Following the run, join fellow participants in a post-run celebration on the beach and a dip in the ocean during sunset.

    Where?
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – The Winter Solstice Run begins at sunrise from the westernmost point of Scenic Hwy 30A and continues 40 miles along the beaches, around the many lakes of South Walton, and through Florida state forests, until sunset.

    Why?The Winter Solstice Run is raising awareness and funds for OTG’s Project Congo. Participating runners are asked to raise $1000 each. (We will not turn anyone away who does not reach the goal-Minimum suggested donation of $100.)

    When?The Winter Solstice Run will take place at sunrise, Sunday, December 21, 2014. Participating runners will have approximately 12 hours to finish the 40 miles. (That’s a minimum pace of about 18 minutes per mile)

    How much does is cost?There’s not a registration fee for The Winter Solstice Run. Instead participating runners are asked to solicit pledges from friends and family to support Project Congo – a goal of $1,000 per runner, but all contributions are welcome. Funds will go directly to OTG’s Project Congo supporting women’s empowerment programs in the eastern region of the DRC.

    What do I get? The personal gratification of completing a run equivalent to about 1 ½ marathons.

    What do you win? Personal growth, gratification, and a new group of wild and adventurous running comrades.

    How do I learn more? After registering you will receive an entire packet about the run details, fundraising and more information about On The Ground and Project Congo. C

    contact randi@onthegroundglobal.org to learn more and answer any questions.

    SIGN UP
     

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