Every year, 5,000 runners from all over the world line up for the start of the Marathon du Mont Saint-Michel in France. This marathon takes place along the coast of the French tidal island Mont Saint-Michel, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The route to the island is submerged at certain times, making the run even more spectacular. Tiphaine Bresse from Apeldoorn must have thought this is the perfect location to draw attention to plastic pollution worldwide. As she has decided to donate her sponsorship money to our organsation!
Tiphaine Bresse: “I am French, I was born in a town close to Mont Saint Michel, that is why I have chosen to run my first marathon at this splendid location. I think plastic soup is a very important issue and I very much want to make people aware about it.”
On 27 May 2018, Tiphaine will run her first marathon at Mont Saint Michel for the Plastic Soup Foundation. You can sponsor her too.
“The marathon race will be the culmination of six months of training with lots of ups and downs. A lot a blood, sweat and tears, not to mention countless blisters, but it has been worth every step for the good cause!”
Read her interview in De Stentor (in Dutch).
The Plastic Soup Foundation wishes Tiphaine every success with this magnificent challenge and thanks her for her sporting initiative!