Sunday, May 13, 2012

Carrera Verde Draws 1,500+ Runners!

Today's inaugural running of the Carrera Verde (Green Race) 5K drew 1,500+ runners and walkers, and hundreds of volunteers, in support of a massive effort to raise environmental awareness in Nicaragua. In addition to the 5K race, the series of activities included free concerts by well-known local artists, and a massive reforestation effort (at least four trees for every runner will be planted) at the FUNDENIC-run Reserva Natura on June 3.  Hailed as the largest environmental festival in Nicaragua's history, the Carrera Verde brought together hundreds of Nicaraguans from every background, and dozens of non-governmental organizations and corporate sponsors.  Let's hope this becomes an annual tradition, and the impetus for even greater partnerships to preserve Nicaragua's unique biodiversity, including its 726 (and counting...) species of birds!

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