ACT NOW: By running you can help end plastic waste

Published May 28, 2021, 2:26 PM

by Jerico Villamonte

Adidas x Parley Run

​​​​​​​Adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans is in its fourth year. Encouraging everyone to participate, the cause once again zeroes in helping end plastic waste for our planet.

Starting today, May 28, to June 8, 2021, every kilometer run recorded on the running app will be recognized by Adidas and Parley and pledge to clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, remote islands, and communities. As a result, this will not only address the ocean pollution problem but also help raise awareness to drive positive change for the earth.

Ever since Adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans started, over 3 million runners around the world have participated, collectively clocking up 25.5 million kilometers and raising $2.5 million to help Parley develop its initiatives and educational programs in the fight against marine plastic pollution.

“As a global brand, and as global citizens, we have a big role to play in conserving the oceans and our planet,” shares Alberto Uncini Manganelli, GM Running & Credibility Sports at Adidas. “It is our responsibility to use our platforms, products, and voices to not just raise awareness, but to put into effect real action. In just three decades, the world’s oceans could contain more discarded plastic than fish if we don’t act now—only by working together and uniting can we end plastic waste.”

You can sign up and track your runs through this app and run for the oceans