Snow leopards can jump 30 feet (10 meters) in one leap and chase down prey on sheer mountain cliffs in the snow. They are nature’s extreme mountain survivors. But they are under threat! Poaching, retaliation killing and a loss of habitat and prey have pushed them to the brink!
The Snow Leopard Trust’s Charu Mishra is running the Boston Marathon next month to raise awareness for these cats and their protection. Charu is an avid runner with XY marathons and several ultra-marathons under his belt. But Boston will be a special experience for him.
“The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and one of the most competitive races to qualify for. I’m honored to be able to participate and use my run to raise awareness for snow leopards”, Charu Mishra says.
His training for the race is nearly done: “I’ve completed my last long run of 22.5 miles last Sunday and now started my taper.”
Tapering means reducing the volume of weekly training mileage during the final two to four weeks leading up to a marathon.
If you’re in the Boston area and have time to follow the race, please come and cheer Charu on as he runs through the streets of Boston in his snow leopard gear!
And please consider making a donation for each mile Charu runs! 100% of your donation will go towards protecting these endangered cats.