Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Armonía, Birdlife International, Birds, Conservation | 0 comments

Imagine how it would feel to run into the Caribbean Sea… Now imagine running into the Caribbean Sea after having run a marathon whilst pulling a trailer weighing up to 100kg… Now imagine running into the Caribbean Sea after having run a marathon almost every day with a trailer for 15 months!

This is the feeling the Katharine and David Lowrie experienced yesterday when they became the first people in the world to run the entire length of South America, unsupported, as part of their “5000mile Project”.

“There were some really tough parts when you’re tired and hungry and your body is screaming in pain, but then there would be another incredible view to lift you out of the low points,” Katharine remembers.

And amongst the elation of realising a dream, the record-breaking couple are also very mindful of the wildlife habitats they have run through, raising money for BirdLife International and our Partner in Bolivia, Asociacion Armonia. Their achievement received praise and admiration from HRH Prince of Wales and for running for “such a vitally important cause.”

“We felt it was time we paid our rent for living on this extraordinary planet,” said David. “We decided to show…

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