Executive Committee of the International Fund
for saving the Aral Sea

The Global Water marathon “Run Blue” started in Central Asia

On 10 May 2022, the Global Water Marathon “Run Blue” started in Central Asia in the coastal city of the Aral Sea, Muynak, Republic of Uzbekistan. It will last on the territory of Uzbekistan until 15 May under the motto “Save Aral-2022”.

The “Blue Run” water marathon is organized and held with the support of the “Thirst Foundation” by the global activist and marathoner Mina Guli in the most extreme places on the planet.

The marathon started on 22 March 2022 on World Water Day in Australia and will end a year later on the eve of the UN-Water Conference, which will be held from 22 to 24 March 2023 in New York under the chairmanship of Tajikistan and the Netherlands.More than 200 million people are expected to participate in the marathon.

To date, Mina has run 27 out of 200 marathons in Australia.In Central Asia, Mina Guli plans to run 14 marathons along the Amu Darya River and its tributaries and share her findings and message from RUN BLUE at the High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, which will be held from 6 to 9 June 2022 in Dushanbe.On the territory of Tajikistan, the marathon will be organized in various places with difficult geographical conditions, including Lake Sarez and the Fedchenko glacier.

The main goal of the Marathon is to raise awareness and draw the attention of the world community to water issues, including to promote the goals and objectives of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028. The marathon also aims to motivate and call to action, mobilizing efforts to achieve real change on the ground.