Already in Ulan Bator with the latest preparations to start on Sunday a new running adventure, the Gobi March. A 250Km. self-sufficiency race that in 6 stages (7 days, because there is a stage of almost 80Km. for which we have two days).
I have dedicated many of my adventures to environmental causes, but it is the first time that I link my event to a cause directly in solidarity with nature. And here I will promote the fund raising for the creation of a 25 Hectares large forest reserve in the Milany Forest, a centenary beech in the province of Girona, as the first objective within the project of creating a network of mature forests in Catalonia. These are the part of the nature that have the greatest terrestrial biodiversity and therefore they have a high ecological value that must be preserved at all costs.
I will run 250,000 meters (250Km.), to preserve 250,000m2 (25 Hectares). With 1€ we already protect 100m2 of this forest. We suggest to make a fix amount contribution, or look for the surface compensation formula that you occupy in your home or business to make the equivalent protection. For more information and contributions: HERE
96 runners and runners of 34 nationalities will try to overcome this challenge while they will be passionate about running and walking through magical places in central Mongolia. My bib number is the 15, and although it is very difficult to make forecasts in a challenge of these characteristics due to their uncertainties and the lack of knowledge of the other competitors, I aspire to be in the top 20 in the final goal. I am more adventurer than race runner, but the fact that both modalities are combined here a bit and my experience in many other multi-stage tests usually gives me a better performance than if it were just a running race. Taking all the equipment and food on that back for a week, sleeping on the floor, receiving nothing but water from the organization and perform very long and hard stages, are factors that play in my favor when thinking about the final classification.