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 http://www.greenpeace.org/africa/en/Press-Centre-Hub/Press-releases/Antarctica-ultra-race-for-a-solar-powered-South-Africa-Countdown-begins/

24 July 2014 – Channel Africa (Radio)

30 July 2014 – SABC News

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/b1a7540044eaa7c98fb09fa5ad025b24/SA-runner-to-promote-solar-energy-20143007

30 July 2014 – SABC Digital News

SA runner to promote solar energy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LiG1YxaITQ

30 July 2014 – ANN7 (TV)

Interview 1

31 July 2014 – Smile FM (Radio)

31 July 2014 – Htxt.africa

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

http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/07/31/sa-man-to-run-250km-antarctic-race-to-raise-r250k-for-solar-energy/

4 August 2014 – BizCommunity

Racing through snow for solar power

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/644/117021.html

17 September 2014 – Hashtag Radio

18 September 2014 – Radio 786

19 September 2014 – Green Times

Antarctic runner David Barnard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0NzIDmEsxo

19 September 2014 – Cape Town TV

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19 September 2014 – Bush Radio

19 September 2014 – Scenic South

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

http://scenicsouth.co.za/2014/09/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

http://www.news24.com/Live/SouthAfrica/News/This-man-is-training-to-run-250kms-through-Antartica-for-Greenpeace-20140923

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…

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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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