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Running Out of Time Climate Relay to visit Lawrence Weston Turbine

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

On July 4th 2023 the Running Out of Time Climate Relay will run 8.8 km from The Wave, Bristol, to the Lawrence Weston Turbine in Avonmouth, one year after commencement of turbine construction. The baton, which features a live "Climate Clock", will be handed to ACE Director Andrew Garrad, who recently received a Global Wind Energy Council “Pioneer Award” to celebrate installation of the first TeraWatt of the world’s wind energy. Representative of the City of Bristol Kye Dudd will attend the arrival at the turbine, as well as representatives of the West of England Combined Authority.

Running Out of Time 2023 is Britain’s biggest sporting celebration of climate action and nature. Taking place between June 10 and July 11th, thousands of runners, walkers, wheelers and cyclists will relay the baton 2300km from Ben Nevis to Big Ben to inspire the nation to act NOW to reach net zero!

The relay will travel through 50 cities & towns and a range of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and will feature visits to historic landmarks, stunning natural sites, schools, universities, community projects, cutting edge technology, sporting venues and a host of different and crazy ways to move the baton

Details of the relay can be seen here: Running Out of Time 2023 Presentation

It follows on from the hugely successful Running Out of Time 2022 - an extraordinary 7767km non-stop relay from Glasgow (COP 26 host) to Sharm el-Sheikh (COP 27 host) in the name of climate action.

  • 10,000+ participants took part in the 732 individual relay stages, across 18 countries.

  • 834,207 people signed The Message held inside the relay baton calling for universal climate education, successfully delivered to world leaders at COP27.

  • 776,611 pupils, from 2,230 schools in 105 countries, joined our Global Schools Action Day.

  • Over 150 news outlets covered the relay with a UVM of 943 million, including the finale being live streamed by ITV’s Good Morning Britain, and features from The Guardian, BBC, Runners World, United Nations, USA Today, UNESCO, Times Radio, and MSN.

  • Baton carriers included Olympians, Slovenia President Borut Pahor, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, mayors, government ministers, city councillors, NGOs, community groups, ambassadors, activists, students, business leaders, friends and families.

  • Partners included UNESCO, UNFCC, the European Commission’s Education for Climate,, Carbon Copy, the Foundation for Environmental Education, Let’s Go Zero, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Rowan, an ACE team member, will be running Stage 277 from Ambition Lawrence Weston Turbine to Lodway Football Club. Please register here if you would like to join.

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