BLUE has partnered with One Track Running Club to launch Onetrack1000 – a run to save our ocean.
Runners of all abilities are able to pick their distance and circle the track to clock up either a 5k, a 10k or a half marathon while a DJ spurs them on with uplifting tunes.
On 1 September 2019, over 100 participated in the event at Battersea Park including BLUE Trustee, Craig Davies and six members of the BLUE Team who between them ran a total of 55km. The runners were greeted and cheered on by Olympic legend, Jamie Baulch.
BLUE’s CEO Clare Brook sent the runners off with a speech explaining that whenever she runs, she thinks she’s going to run out of breath, and that’s exactly what’s happening in the ocean; agricultural run-off, sewage and other pollutants are starving the ocean of oxygen. The event raised funds for BLUE’s project in North Devon which aims to support traditional fishing methods, allowing habitats to thrive and the sea to be restored to health.
British Sprint Athlete
“Running and the conservation of the sea are two things that are very close to my heart, so supporting a cause that brings them together is a proud moment for me.”