Saturday, February 04, 2006

Sacred Run 2006

At sunrise on Saturday, February 11, 2006, runners and supporters of the 28th Annual
International Sacred Run will gather on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island for send-off
ceremonies. After the ceremony, runners will travel to Sacramento and run crosscountry
to Washington, D.C., a distance of about 4,000 miles. The 71-day run will
cover 12 states before arriving at the nation’s capital on Earth Day, April 22, 2006.
Runners will swing through Gulf Coast territory to be with those who are rebuilding
after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The purpose of the run is to draw attention to the sacred relationship that exists
between humans and this planet we call Mother Earth. As they make their journey
across America runners will carry the message “All life is sacred”, and offer information
and opportunities for people to take a more active roll in supporting and preserving the
environment, and peace. They will also offer songs and prayers of healing and
recovery for hurricane victims and for all of the world’s peoples. The planning of the
run is being organized by Dennis Banks and the staff of Nowa Cumig Institute, along
with volunteers coast to coast.

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