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Crush The Kilometres And Help Make A Difference This World Ocean Day

By Sophie Hart
23rd May 2022

You’ve got Azalea Banks’ 212 blasting through your headphones, you’ve just clocked your fastest km to date, and you’re rounding out your morning run with an epic view of the sunrise. Feels good, doesn’t it? 

Now, adidas is inviting runners everywhere to take those runners high to new heights in a bid to clean up our oceans. 

An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year, and by 2050 scientists predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. 

In response to this news, adidas launched the global Run for the Oceans movement in 2017 in collaboration with Parley, promising to clean up the equivalent weight of one plastic bottle for every 10 minutes you run. 

Simply track your movement via the adidas app and make a tangible difference to our oceans.

Since its inception in 2017, the initiative has united over 3 million runners around the world. Collectively, they have clocked up 25.5 million kms and raised $2.5 million to help Parley develop its youth education program, aimed at inspiring young people to join the ocean movement and to establish schools as local hubs in the fight against marine plastic pollution. 

No matter where you are, you can chase that runner’s high while doing good for the planet. 

For those based in Sydney, you can get down to Bondi South Park and meet up with like-minded runners on Saturday, June 4 for an IRL running event hosted by adidas. Register your interest via the adidas app here

Want to look the part? Kit yourself out in the adidas x Parley ultra-cool sportswear range made from recycled marine plastic waste and adidas' sustainable kicks

If ever you were looking for a little motivation to kickstart your runner’s journey or to clock a few extra km’s, this is it. Register via the adidas app here and we’ll see you out there. 

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