Flagstaff AZ (October 18, 2012) – Mark your calendars! The Nat Geo Run For the Planet event will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Flagstaff Mall.
This event was initiated by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, encouraging people to get active and stay healthy. The plan is to set a world record for most people to run 100 meters within a 24-hour period and most shoes donated. The event will take place in the parking lot next to Bank of America and last about an hour. Get ready for a run, raffle, prizes, snacks and much more.
Wear your costumes! Along with the 100-meter run and shoe drive, participants are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween best for Flagstaff Mall’s Halloween Costume Contest! The best costume will win a prize. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.
The shoe drive is the second world record Flagstaff Mall plans on breaking. The public should bring new or slightly used athletic shoes (with laces or holes for laces) and Nat Geo will donate to charities in need.
Along with general event-goers, volunteers are needed! To make this 100-meter run count toward the world record, volunteers are needed to be witnesses and stewards to record participants and participate in other fun activities. (Witnesses and Stewards cannot be affiliated with any organization that’s participating and cannot be a parent, guardian or teacher of any children who participate).