MORE Than Sport + Strava + Everesting.cc

By MORE Than Sport
Posted in More Than Sport, on May 22, 2015

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On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Over 8,000 people have died with over 13,000 injured. The fate of thousands more in many remote areas is still unclear and the government has warned that the death toll could rise to more than 10,000.

Then on Tuesday May 12th another earthquake, measuring 7.3 magnitude, rattled through the region, measuring 7.3 magnitude, compounding the already fragile state of the country and its people as they struggled to recover from the initial devastation.​

MORE Than Sport + Strava + Everesting.cc

MORE Than Sport is partnering with Strava and Everesting.cc, and through the month of June we are asking the global communities of cyclists and runners to climb for Nepal to raise awareness and help those that have been affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Born out of the country of Nepal, the act of Everesting is when a cyclist climbs the equivalent height of Mt Everest in one continuous ride (8,848 meters). Strava is hosting two challenges, encouraging cyclists to climb the height of Mt. Everest and runners to climb a quarter (2,212 meters) of that distance during the month of June.

Get Involved

This is a call to action, it’s a signal to the global cycling and running communities that they can make a lasting impact on those in need by simply getting on their bike, putting on their running shoes and climbing. We are asking for cyclists and runners to drive fundraising efforts – by either donating or getting sponsorship for every meter/foot climbed during the month of June. Individuals or teams of cyclists and runners can then allocate their efforts to their choice of one of the five MTS-selected cause partners listed on the climb for Nepal page.

Potential Impact Milestones

If we raise USD $250,000 this has the potential to deliver all of the following: Clean Water for Life for 50,000 people, 3 months of Food for 270 people, Emergency Shelter for 770 families, 3 months of Emergency Medical Treatments for 25,000 people and Financial Sponsorship for one Local School.

If we raise USD $500,000 this has the potential to deliver all of the following: Clean Water for Life for 100,000 people, 3 months of Food for 540 people, Emergency Shelter for 1,580 families, 3 months of Emergency Medical Treatments for 50,000 people and Financial Sponsorship for two Local Schools.

If we raise USD $750,000 this has the potential to deliver all of the following: Clean Water for Life for 150,000 people, 3 months of Food for 810 people, Emergency Shelter for 2,310 families, 3 months of Emergency Medical Treatments for 75,000 people and Financial Sponsorship for three Local Schools.

If we raise USD $1,000,000 this has the potential to deliver all of the following: Clean Water for Life for 200,000 people, 3 months of Food for 1,050 people, Emergency Shelter for 3,080 families, 3 months of Emergency Medical Treatments for 100,000 people and Financial Sponsorship for four Local Schools.​


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