Australian ultra-marathoner, the World Vision Goodwill Ambassador and former Survivor contestant Samantha Gash has started Relief Run initiative for India.
This is a global virtual running fest organised on 11-13 June, to support India in its Covid19 recovery.
In 2016, Samantha ran 3200km across India to raise funds to tackle barriers to quality education.
The Melbourne-based 36-year-old mother-of-one has been to India six times over the past eight years.
In 2020, Samantha founded Relief Run aling with Nic Davidson to support Australian communities impacted by devastating bushfires.
The event included over 19,000 runners from 94 countries from every continent on the planet.
Through this event, Relief Run donated $1,134,000 to The Australian Red Cross Bushfire Relief effort.
In 2021, Samantha is back in a partnership with insurer AIA Australia as an ongoing supporter of the Relief Run.
“We are also grateful for the continued support of Stripe as we prepare to host our second Relief Run on 11 – 13 June, 2021, raising much needed funds for World Vision Australia’s COVID-19 India appeal. This campaign will help in supplying medical supplies to the worst hit districts. It will help save lives and protect families from this deadly wave of new infections.”
You can register for a 3km (kids), 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 50km event or the trifecta, which involves completing the 5km, 10km and 21.1km across the event weekend.
“Your run or walk can take place anywhere, at any time on the weekend across the event weekend. We welcome runners of all abilities from all over the world to join us for this important cause. While you can participate solo, some of us are choosing to rally together and are holding community Relief Run events around the world.”
Samantha has already raised an incredible $185,000.
All funds raised will go towards the World Vision’s Covid-19 India crisis appeal, which is providing lifesaving equipment and supplies including beds, oxygen concentrators, food vouchers and tents for temporary COVID-19 care centres.