Running for Water

I can't be bothered to run. I feel embarrassed while I increase my pace; it brings back traumatic memories of high school gym class. So when I see people who do run, and do it gracefully, I look up to these people. And when people run for a cause, there is just that much more admiration.

Today the Blue Planet Run makes its way through Denver on a path to run the entire world to spread the message that people across the earth need safe drinking water. The run, which started on June 1 in New York City, has seen twenty international runners doing ten-mile sprints in relays, 24 hours a day, with plans to eventually log 15,200 miles.

The baton will be passed today at 10 a.m. in Confluence Park, 2200 15th Street. If you're a non-runner like me, you can come for the activities that are aimed at educating and entertaining the locals. For more information or to trace the path of the runners, visit www.blueplanetrun.org.