The challenge is the run: 26.2 square miles through the desert of the Western Sahara in Algeria. In the Sahara Marathon you will be running alongside people from all across the globe. All raising awareness for the cause of the Saharawi people.
This is not an easy feat. This run will challenge you, physically and mentally. Training and preparing for the adventure will give you time to think and reflect on the choices you have made in life. The run has a beautiful way of making you think about the priorities in your life. This challenge presents you with an opportunity to live a better story and help others. This run gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the Saharawi people, some who have been separated from their families for over 30 years because of fighting and tension.
The marathon is an advocacy run that raises awareness to the displacement of the Saharawi people through press releases, media coverage, and WE International’s social media networks. The runners will be expected to raise money for their climb with a percentage going to various programs that address specific issues the Saharawi people face. Click here to see the list.