Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Fellow Rotarians,

This week my good friend, and fellow Rotarian, Rob DeCou of Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, ran 146 miles from the Badwater Basin, across Death Valley, and to the top of Mount Whitney…all to raise funds and awareness for our own End Polio Now campaign. Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America, 282 feet below sea level. Mount Whitney is the tallest point in the Lower 48 States, 14,505 feet above sea level. 146 miles of scorching Death Valley heat separates them.

Rob spent 80 hours crossing the desert in 114 degree heat. Rob’s Rotary District (5280, Greater Los Angeles) set a goal to raise $250,000 for Polio this year, for more info check out District 5280’s website:

Have a fantastic week!

Chris Clemens
Rotary Club of Santa Barbara


One Comment

  1. Greg Moore, Richardson Rotary Club, Richardson, Texas says:

    Having just returned from Death Valley yesterday, I have a much better understanding of how extraordinary Rob’s 146 mile run was. Congratulations to him and to the Santa Barbara Rotary Club for this undertaking.

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