Race for oceans Global

Partnering on a pressing global challenge

Race for Oceans Foundation and UNLEASH have partnered with Bestseller Foundation, BMW Danmark, Sol & Strand Feriehusudlejning A/S, Elvstrøm Sails A/S and X-Yachts to unlock the power of the global UNLEASH +4.000 member community to address SDG 14 – Life Below Water. By globalizing Race for Oceans, we can bring more awareness and power to drive change and collective action on the challenge of ocean plastic.

UNLEASH is the world’s largest innovation lab for the Sustainable Development Goals. Its community consists of thousands of talents and hundreds of partners across the globe.

Race for Oceans Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness about SDG 14 by engaging the local community in sports, beach clean-ups and knowledge-sharing activities along coastlines.

Launching Race for Oceans globally

The Race for Oceans concept combines sports, beach clean-up and knowledge-sharing. Its purpose is to raise awareness about SDG 14 – life below water, hereunder the increasing plastic pollution in the waters around us. In 2021, we are inviting champions from all over the world to organize one-day Race for Oceans relays in their own communities to raise local awareness about an urgent challenge and highlight the power of collective action!

Champions will be invited to participate in free-of-cost online training that will equip them to become community leaders and partner with relevant companies and organizations, all working for SGD 14. UNLEASH will provide around-the-clock support as well as a stipend to cover event expenses to ensure that each event receives the support needed to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference.

Join our campaign as a global champion

Everyone, regardless of age, nationality, experience and residence can become a Race for Oceans champion! Members of the UNLEASH Community are especially encouraged, but anyone is welcome to join in. All you need is passion to fight for plastic-free oceans and availability during training sessions, which take place every other week in September and October 2021.

Champions will be featured on UNLEASH’s and Race for Oceans’ social media channels, meet inspiring organizations, become part of a global network of changemakers, receive an official certificate of leadership, and receive preferential status for other UNLEASH programs (with airfare and accommodation fully covered).