In mid-April 2011, THE co-founder and ultra-running hero, Kevin Lin will attempt with 3 fellow ultra-runners, to be the first team to run the length of the Silk Route.
Kevin and the team will start in Istanbul, Turkey and travel through Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China, where they will finish the historic journey in Xi’an on September 16th.
For 150 days, Kevin and the team will cover an average distance of 70km per day supported by a crew of 6, in partnership with the China Mountaineering Association.
Running the Silk Road is a non-profit organisation based in Taipei with proceeds going to our partner NGOs to help alleviate the issues surrounding water shortages in the region.
The journey will be documented and daily photo, film and blog updates will be posted on our website.