Counting Down – 29 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Media Coverage

Friday, 3 October 2014

Greetings from Nairobi.

Media coverage and exposure play an important role in raising interest and awareness about my fundraising and awareness-raising campaign in support of Greenpeace Africa.

Since 24 July 2014, which marked the 100-day countdown to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, we have received the following coverage:

24 July 2014 – Greenpeace Africa Media Release

Antarctica ultra-race for a solar powered South Africa: Countdown begins

24 July 2014 – Channel Africa (Radio)

30 July 2014 – SABC News

30 July 2014 – SABC Digital News

SA runner to promote solar energy

30 July 2014 – ANN7 (TV)

Interview 1

31 July 2014 – Smile FM (Radio)

31 July 2014 –

SA man to run 250km Antarctic race to raise R250k for solar energy

4 August 2014 – BizCommunity

Racing through snow for solar power

17 September 2014 – Hashtag Radio

18 September 2014 – Radio 786

19 September 2014 – Green Times

Antarctic runner David Barnard

19 September 2014 – Cape Town TV


19 September 2014 – Bush Radio

19 September 2014 – Scenic South

The Last Desert Race: David Barnard enters to raise funds for Greenpeace

23 September 2014 – News24

This man is training to run 250kms through Antarctica for Greenpeace

My next interview is on Friday, 17 October 2014 (20h30), when I will be discuss the Last Desert Race during Sports Live on the SABC News Channel.

The countdown to Antarctica continues…


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar energy project, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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