WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2018 – In response to a dare laid down by the World Wildlife Fund Panda Bear, the Race Against Extinction Polar Bear will be running in the 2018 Washington D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon on March 10th to raise awareness for the protection of its natural habitat and for all species, including humans. Since coming out of hibernation, the bear has been training to shed its stored fat in order to run the entire 13.1 miles through our nation’s capital.
“I find it fitting that the completion of my training will fall on International Polar Bear Day – February 27 – enabling me to celebrate with the rest of the planet,” said the winded bear. “Regardless of the race day temperature this event will help me prepare for warmer days to come. It is my hope that all participants and spectators will take a moment to think of ways in which they can help stem climate change or prepare their habitats for the transformation we are all facing together”.
The Polar Bear has made an inspirational training video which can be seen through the WWF’s Panda Nation page at http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/Bearathon
Donations will support WWF’s work towards protecting wildlife and ecosystems across the globe. With your help, our running bear will meet the challenge that has been laid down by the Panda to break the all-time world Bearathon record of 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Your support is needed now more than ever. The Living Planet report found that our planet lost over half of all wild mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians since 1970 and predicts that by 2020 we will have lost 2 out of 3 of these creatures.
There are solutions and incredible people working to preserve the natural world, by combatting deforestation, habitat destruction, and by promoting more sustainable fishing and agriculture practices worldwide.
Please help preserve our planet for the humans that you love and future generations!
The Race Against Extinction is a nonprofit that promotes awareness for the need to protect all things wild while promoting initiatives in which ordinary humans can take part in amazing activities to preserve the natural world for the humans they love. http://www.theraceagainstextinction.org/