Report on COP27 Relay Race

On 30th September 2022, The World Relay Ltd, in partnership with the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is Running Out of Time a relay race covering 7,200 km from Glasgow, Scotland (host of COP26) to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (host of COP27).

From the opening ceremony in COP26 host city Glasgow on September 30th 2022 – where a message will be sealed in the baton - the relay will journey through 18 countries: Scotland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Egypt - arriving in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 6th 2022 in time for COP27 which takes place 7th-18th November 2022. 

Running Out of Time (ROoT) will be the longest non-stop relay ever attempted with runners, cyclists, and sailors working together to pass a baton hand-to-hand containing a powerful climate message from young people to the decision-makers at COP27.  Along the extraordinary route, the baton will cross seas, mountain ranges, glaciers, and deserts and visit schools, at-risk locations and climate change projects meeting scientists, engineers and designers at the forefront of the green revolution to better understand what is happening to our planet and to inspire local climate action. Running Out of Time will also be fundraising for the Foundation for Environmental Education’s Global Forest Fund and Carbon Copy.

Details about the relay can be found here.

We are looking for young people to report on the race in Scotland. 

Reporters will follow the relay route as part of media crew, interview participants, and produce a news story about climate change aligned to the relay route.  You will be supported by Keep Scotland Beautiful staff and the Foundation for Environmental Education. 

Apply by 14th August 2022. 

If you have any questions please email us at youngreporters@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

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