Amazing Race: Impossible2Possible
My friend, Natasha Shereshevsky, connected me to her good friend Bob Cox, who is the Executive Director of impossible2Possible. After hearing about the i2P's Founder, Ray Zaheb's 1200km run in the Atacama Desert, I couldn't help but feel just a tad bit lazy, considering that last time I did a run, it was at an airport to catch a flight.
The mission of impossible2Possible(i2P) is to encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower the global community to make positive change in the world. i2P aims to equip today's youth with the understanding and belief that they have the power to change the world. i2P envisions a world of achievers that believe in their hearts that nothing is out of the realm of possibility!
On February 12th 2011, Ray, completed the Atacama Extreme Expedition! The expedition began near the Peruvian border, north of Arica, and ended in the Province of Copiapo approximately 1,200km later. The expedition took a total of 20 days to complete and Ray ran an average of 60km per day while carrying camping supplies and relied on minimal daily water/food re-supplies. During the expedition, Ray communicated via videoconferencing to students everywhere!
This expedition followed the Amazon Youth Expedition which took place in October 2010. The topic of biodiversity was once again visited and the contrast of the Atacama Desert to the Amazon Jungle was highlighted. Daily video journals touched on topics such as history, industry, life and desert environment.
Atacama Extreme kicks off 2011 with two Youth based expeditions to follow. Students and schools don't delay registering for Expedition Bolivia!
Make a run for it!