Ultra Runner Launches Charity Project, Humanity Running

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Robert Rives, an accomplished ultra runner, announces the launch of Humanity Running, a fund-raising group that addresses local and global environmental and human rights issues through awareness-raising and endurance running.

Running is a basic human expression that is woven into the fabric of cultures and communities all across the globe. It is this universality that Humanity Running uses to inspire people from all walks of life to solve social and environmental issues.

Robert Rives, a California ultra runner, announces the launch of Humanity Running, a charity group aimed at increasing awareness and funding for non-profit organizations that have direct, positive impacts on local and global environmental and human rights issues. More information and regular updates can be found at the group's website, http://www.HumanityRunning.blogspot.com.

Humanity Running's first fund-raising campaign will benefit the Karma Project of Nepal. Humanity Running's founder, Robert Rives, will participate in a 48-hour competitive running event to help fund the Karma Project's goal of supporting sustainability in rural Nepalese villages. Robert's run will take place from February 27th to March 1st, 2015 as part of the Razorback Endurance Races in San Martin, CA. Robert will run as much mileage as possible on a closed-loop two mile course during the 48-hour duration of the event, and will donate his accumulated mileage in dollars to the Karma Project. Donations to the effort can be made through Humanity Running's online donation portal.

About Humanity Running
Humanity Running was founded in 2015 by ultra runner Robert Rives to address environmental and human rights issues at local and global levels. Running is a basic human expression that is woven into the fabric of cultures and communities all across the globe. It is this universality that Humanity Running uses to inspire people from all walks of life to face and solve issues related to human-environment interactions. Through endurance running events, Humanity Running aims to increase awareness and funding for non-profit organizations that have direct, positive impacts on these issues.

About the Karma Project
The Karma Project was founded by climbers Karma Geljen Sherpa and Glen Young to address sustainability issues within rural mountain communities of Nepal. Working in Karma Sherpa's home village of Sibuje, the Karma Project aims to support and create locally owned businesses to foster a sustainable tourism economy within the region. Due to lack of local schooling and medical care, the Karma Project raises funds to send villagers to a nearby high school and to Kathmandu to study medicine. Deforestation and landslides are a large environmental issue in the region as well, due to wood being the only available source of heat for rural Nepalese communities; Karma Project is working towards providing electrical heat in these areas to reduce landslide potential and improve air quality.

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