Cool Earth - Nicole's Indian Rickshaw Run
Organized by: Nicole Schafer
EVENT DATE Aug 03, 2015
I’m heading to India at the end of July and while I’m there, I’ll be participating in a 3-week long Rickshaw Run to raise money for a charity called Cool Earth. As a Rickshaw Run-ner, I need to raise $1,500 total for the charity.
Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to stop rain-forest destruction – and they’re pretty cool (hence the name). Cool Earth gives their partner villages the resources they need to keep their forest intact by helping them build better incomes, better schools and better clinics. Want to learn more? Visit their website.
What's the Rickshaw Run you ask? Well, I'll be driving a rickshaw (think 7 horsepower lawnmower) from the north of India to the south of India over the course of 18 days - that's over 2,100 miles traveling at a max speed of 35 mph. No set route, no back-up, no way of knowing if I'll finish - their website says that "the only certainty is that you will get lost, you will get stuck and you will break down." BOOM.