The pandemic has severely impacted sporting events worldwide, but ALERTATHON is keeping with the times. We’ve turned from an ordinary marathon to something altogether different – in a first, ALERTATHON 2021 will be a 100% decentralized virtual event where each participant will get the opportunity to run the marathon anywhere in the world during a chosen time.
ALERATHON still has the same mission though – to use sports as a means to reach out to fitness enthusiasts; walkers, runners, and cyclists and raise awareness about the importance of emergency care and first aid. But this time, our cause wouldn’t be limited to one event in a single city.
Even in well-developed nations where formal emergency response systems are far more developed, first-aid skills are of undisputed value. Anybody from anywhere in the world can run the ALERTATHON this year. This pandemic has been a painful reminder to every person – regardless of their country – to be prepared to deal with emergencies.
The new ALERTATHON will bind everyone in spirit through this decentralized and yet closely bound global event. In this edition, participants also have an opportunity to learn various first-aid and life-saving skills through a series of webinar sessions and web educational content as well.
The event window will coincide on the World First Aid Day; Saturday, September 11th, 2021.