Endurance athlete Terri Schneider will be one of 30 invited athletes who will participate in Racing the Planet: The Last Desert, November 24-December 4, 2008. And she will be running to raise money for The Conservation Alliance.
As the windiest and most frigid continent, Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. The Last Desert adventure will begin in Ushuaia, Argentina where athletes will travel two days by ship across the perilous Drake Passage. For 6 days and a total of 155 miles they will run at several locations on Antarctica and its outlying islands.
Note from Terri:
For most of my life I've sought adventure, physical duress and travel to far off wild places and the virtue that comes with these types of life choices. I've also witnessed the fragility of the planet and my time to give back is long overdue. For my inaugural fundraising efforts I'll be raising money for The Conservation Alliance and it feels great! I'll be running 155 miles on one of the harshest continents on the planet – Antarctica. "I'm psyched at the prospect of running in Antarctica to raise funds to support the wild places YOU love back home. Help me support this critical cause (and get a well deserved tax deduction)!"
Join me! for Racing Antarctica, my fundraiser for The Conservation Alliance.
To follow Terri's adventure, check out http://terrischneider.net/events/html/antarctica.html