“𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘴…”
Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our fourth event of 2019:
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟-𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧!
For our fourth event of 2019, we’re exploring another mysterious magical object used by witches and wizards for both good and evil purposes for years: The Vanishing Cabinet. During the first Wizarding War, many used vanishing cabinets to swiftly disappear if Death Eaters paid them a visit. Later on, a pair of vanishing cabinets, one at Borgin & Burkes and the other in the Room of Requirement, were used to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts. This led to the Battle of the Astronomy Tower between the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix.
Draco made several attempts to repair the passage between the two vanishing cabinets using both apples and birds. For this event, we’re doing something we’ve never done before: we have TWO versions of the finisher’s medal!
Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce our charity partner for this event is Wildlife Protection Solutions! Wildlife Protection Solutions is a team of technology experts seeking to enhance conservation best practices through the practical application of new software, hardware and field methods. In simple terms, they put solar-powered motion-activated cameras in areas where poaching occurs to spot poachers and then notify rangers who go out and arrest the bad guys! All of the camera information comes into their WPSWatch app that anyone (yes, that includes YOU) can download to crowdsource the monitoring of the cameras and provide 24/7 notifications to authorities. In the last couple of years, WPS has aided in the arrest of more than 200 poachers who were hunting elephants and rhinos or who were destroying ecosystems (rare trees and other flora are poached too!). Our goal for this event is to raise enough to purchase and install 80 more motion-activated cameras in wildlife preserves and protected ecosystems around the world.
To learn more about Wildlife Protection Solutions, check out their website: wildlifeprotectionsolutions.org
We are pleased to inform the world that the Vanishing Half-Marathon raised $7,802.14 to benefit Wildlife Protection Solutions.