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4 Deserts 4 Song Saa Foundation

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W. McCallum’s fundraising event

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What's it about?

In May Allen, friend and Song Saa Ambassador, run across the hot sands of the Namib desert to raise funds for the marine conservation work of the Song Saa Foundation (the Sahara Run). Having traversed one desert, he is back to run a further three, and from now until November, Allen will be seek to raise additional funds for the land, community and outreach (Boat of Hope) projects of the Foundation, while running across a further three deserts.

Allen's goal is to raise € 7500, by running the Gobi March (19th - 25th June), the Atacama Crossing (2nd - 8th October) and the Last Desert (Antarctica (20th - 26th November) (seven day races, covering 250 km).

Allen is an experienced ultrarunner, triathlete and mountaineer, but the desert runs are the biggest endurance challenge that he has faced. And when it is over, the already completed Sahara Run and the 3 that remain - all part of the 4 Desert series - will come to a grand total of 1000 km.

Allen was first introduced to Song Saa Foundation in 2010, through working on the design for the award winning Song Saa Private Island. A shared passion for Cambodia and commitment to sustainable development has resulted in Allen’s continued passionate support of Song Saa Foundation’s work in Cambodia.

The Song Saa Foundation works to promote the health and well being of the sea, land and human environments of the Koh Rong archipelago, in southern Cambodia, protecting some of the last remaining habitat of green turtles, horse shoe crabs and dugong in the lower Mekong region.

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W. McCallum announced this fundraising event on 10 May 2016.

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