Friday, November 4, 2011

Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World-Houston 11/11/11...

CALLING HOUSTON RUNNERS AND FUN-HAVERS TO PARTICIAPTE IN A ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY EVENT ON 11/11/11

Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World Supports One Million Lights and Illuminates Global Need for Safe, Clean, Affordable Lighting
"Only once every hundred years will there be an opportunity to participate in a running event on 11/11/11. The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is hosting the U.S. leg of the global night race series in Houston at the Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Runners are invited to participate in the 11K run or the 1.1 mile family fun run. Registration is open at www.energizer.com/nightrace .

The races will begin at 6:30 p.m. and runners, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to stick around for a post-race BBQ, music and awards ceremony.

All participants will receive a commemorative 11-11-11 athletic t-shirt and an Energizer® LED headlight to be worn during the race. All finishers will receive a special prize and awards will be given in each age category for men and women and for overall top finishers. Total goody bag items are valued at approximately $45.

What: Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World
www.energizer.com/nightrace
When: Nov. 11, 2011 (11/11/11)
Races begin at 6:30pm
Post-race BBQ until 10pm
Where: Sam Houston Race Park
Houston, Texas
Distances: Choice of 11k or 1.1 mile fun run
Cost: Rolling fee schedule, see www.energizer.com/nightrace for details

More than a Race
The goal of the race series is to raise awareness of the need for safe, clean, affordable lighting for people around the world living without electricity. The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is more than a race; it’s an opportunity to make a positive impact around the world. In honor of all the runners around the globe participating in the night race series, Energizer will donate 11 million hours of solar light to its charity partner, One Million Lights, an organization dedicated to ending the world’s dependence on kerosene and replacing it with safe lighting.

As participants race through the darkness with only the light of a headlight to guide them, they’ll get to experience what families around the world without electricity face every evening as they try to complete their daily tasks in the dark.

The Need
More than 1.6 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity and depend on costly and health-hazardous kerosene lamps.1 Many spend up to half of their income on the kerosene, even though it provides inadequate illumination.2 Kerosene is also responsible for 1.5 million deaths from burns and respiratory illnesses annually3 – 62 percent of which are children.4 Further, each kerosene lamp emits more than 100kg of carbon every year, adding up to 190 million tons of global carbon emissions annually.5

As part of its new global platform—now that’s positivenergy™—Energizer is pledging to donate 11 million hours of light in 2011 to rural communities in need around the world.

Eleven countries will be hosting races in 2011, with Houston serving as the U.S. kick off.
In addition to the Houston race, this December Energizer will be the Official Positivity Sponsor of the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon, which is the country’s largest night-time marathon event. Energizer will equip all runners with headlights in honor of the efforts One Million Lights is making to end the dependence on kerosene for light.
More races to come in additional countries in 2012.
The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is the first global initiative of the new Energizer platform, now that’s positivenergy™, which combines performance plus responsibility and demonstrates Energizer’s long-standing commitment to responsible power and serving the community.

To Register & For More Information
To register for the Houston night race, visit www.energizer.com/nightrace . For more information on the global initiative, go to www.energizerglobalnightrace.com. To learn more about One Million Lights, visit http://www.onemillionlights.org/

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