ASIA Travel Tips.com

One Man Set to Run 7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Tips.com Latest Travel News Thursday, 14 February 2013
 

One man will prove his love for children in need this valentine's season by attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

USANA True Health Foundation, a USANA Health Sciences' charity, is supporting marathon runner, adventure mountain climber and speaker Mike Allsop on his 777 Project, which will benefit the KidsCan nonprofit organization in New Zealand.

Allsop's adventure will be tracked via GPS. For each leg of the marathon he completes, additional money will be raised for KidsCan.

The daunting journey begins 16 February 2013 and proceeds as follows:

 16 February - Falkland Islands (Antarctic ecozone)
17 February - Santiago, Chile (South America)
18 February - Los Angeles (North America)
19 February - London (Europe)
20 February - Casablanca, Morocco (Africa)
23 February - Hong Kong (Asia)
24 February - Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)

"Partnering with the USANA True Health Foundation on this project is the perfect fit," Allsop said. "I've been taking USANA's products for a while now and have been quite astounded with the results. I believe in USANA's products, and I believe in the foundation's mission to help people in need, and that's exactly what KidsCan charity mission is all about."

KidsCan is an organization dedicated to supporting the physical and nutritional needs of disadvantaged New Zealand children. It aims to help children to reach their full life potential.

The USANA True Health Foundation donated NZ$2,000 to KidsCan during a celebration in Auckland 2 February. The foundation will donate an additional NZ$1,000 for each one of the seven marathons Allsop completes. If all seven legs are completed, the foundation will donate another NZ$1,000 bonus with a possible donation totaling NZ$10,000.

"Mike is a great role model," said USANA True Health Foundation President Elaine Pace. "His goals and values surrounding this project are very similar to the mission of the USANA True Health Foundation. We're proud to support Mike's philanthropic and physical efforts to help motivate and inspire disadvantaged children."

As part of Allsop's own philanthropic efforts he regularly visits high schools and colleges, talking to teenagers about goal-setting and achieving their own dreams.

See other recent news regarding: Interviews, Pictures, Videos, New Zealand, Marathon

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Mr. Karim Tayach. In this HD video interview, filmed on the side lines of the AAPA Assembly of Presidents at  The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, we sat down with Ilya Gutlin President, Asia Pacific of SITA to learn more about the company and the future of air travel. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Luc Bollen, General Manager of The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Future of Aviation The Park Lane Hong Kong
A very brief glimpse into one woman's amazing journey sailing from California to Terengganu in Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Air Macau's Chairman of the Board and President of Executive Committee, Mr. Zheng Yan Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Mr. Brian Tong.
Sailing from California to Malaysia Air Macau's Chairman JW Marriott Macau
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Mr Wayne Mak, Managing Director of Rhombus International Hotels Group HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 Rhombus Int. Hotels Group Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2016 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com