Sep 02, 2016
The Outdoor Journal Joins Samantha Gash in her Run India Project
Samantha Gash, running across India for World Vision, will be joined by The Outdoor Journal Brand Ambassador Jonty Rhodes and EagleRider India for a section of her run in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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With the intent to highlight the great Indian outdoors and salute the spirit of sportsmanship, the Outdoor Journal joins ultrarunner Samantha Gash in her Run India Project.
The Australian endurance athlete is running 3800km across the country from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India.
She is ten days into the 76-day run and has already clocked in over 550km.
TOJ Brand Ambassador Jonty Rhodes will accompany Samantha during her two-day stay in Jaipur on 4th and 5th September – visiting World Vision communities and riding a stretch with her crew on an EagleRider India bike.
Speaking of the association, he said, “It’s great to be a part of Samantha’s epic run! She is doing this for an important cause, she has the will and the tenacity to overcome challenges, plus this is such a unique way to see India! I’m happy to play a part.”
Samar Sodhi, CEO of EagleRider India said of the association, “Samantha’s endeavour to raise funds for underprivileged children is no mean feat and we want to support in whatever way we can. EagleRider India is synonymous to realising one’s passion. Our team of riders stand in solidarity with those who have the courage to follow theirs. Having Jonty Rhodes choosing to ride our bike with us as part of the team is also an added amazing experience.”
Samantha Gash spoke of the association, “I am pretty stoked to have The Outdoor Journal, Jonty Rhodes and EagleRider India join us on this journey! The Outdoor Journal represents an authentic voice of the outdoors, so they are a perfect partner for us. EagleRider India represents a sense of adventure. And having Jonty with us is amazing!”
This section of the journey will be documented on The Outdoor Journal’s new Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. You will be able to catch all the action as it happens, unedited, unscripted and as authentic as it gets. Stay tuned!
Feature Image : Samantha Gash running in Rajasthan, India. Photo © Lyndon Marceau/ marceauphotography