World Bamboo Organization Announces 5K Walk/Run to Celebrate World Bamboo Day 2013

World Bamboo Organization will be conducting a 5K Walk/Run road race to honor World Bamboo Day and to promote bamboo as a viable replacement for many materials and products. The event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, three days after the worldwide celebrations of the World Bamboo Day. The race starting and finishing point will be at Cotuit Federated Church at 40 School Street in Cotuit, MA 02635. Doors open at 8AM and the race begins at 9AM.

Proceeds shall be channeled to World Bamboo Organization and utilized towards the promotion of bamboo as an avenue towards a greener environment. Part of the proceeds will also be used towards the support of bamboo projects globally, such as Auroville Bamboo Centre. Auroville Bamboo Centre is a not-for-profit vocational training and research center in India dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo by offering bamboo construction and furniture workshops, as well as providing studios for design and discovery. The transformation of bamboo into products for retail and wholesale markets helps provide local sustainable livelihoods for villagers there.

World Bamboo Organization is inviting interested individuals to register at www.worldbambooday.org. The registration fee is $25.00 plus $2.25 handling fee at racemenu.com. Participants may also register on the morning of the race.

The race is sponsored by several bamboo businesses across the United States and Canada. Some of the sponsoring organizations include Woo Bamboo, Cariloha, EverBamboo, Bamboo Leaf Tea, Bambooee, Bum Boosa Bamboo Products, Boo Bamboo, Bambooki, Bamboosa Clothing, Water the Bamboo and Bamboo Ontario. Food for the event is generously donated by Panera Bread of Mashpee. The first 125 pre-registered participants will receive a bamboo gift bag full of unique and interesting bamboo products from our sponsors, such as bamboo tooth brushes, bamboo soap, bamboo tea, bamboo socks, bamboo cosmetics, and bamboo wet wipes. There will be items raffled off such as bamboo massages by En Route Spa, bamboo SUP board guided tours by Peace Love SUP, and gift certificates by online bamboo merchant www.bambooki.com.

This is a family friendly event. Strollers are also welcome. There will be on-street parking on a first-come-first serve basis.

Susanne Lucas, Executive Director of World Bamboo Organization says, “We are excited to hold this fun event and also bring together people to celebrate World Bamboo Day. One of our most important goals at WBO is to educate people about the importance of bamboo as a replacement for countless products for the sake of the environment and the economy. We hope we can spark local interest in our global mission and get people to come out and learn about all things bamboo!”

About World Bamboo Organization:
The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. The organization is dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.
World Bamboo Organization is a United States tax-exempt trade association (U.S. 501-c6, est. 2005) formed to facilitate the exchange of information from around the world on the environmental, socioeconomic, biological, and cultural aspects of bamboo.

Media Contact:
Sonja Sheasley,
Director of Corporate Sponsorships
World Bamboo Organization
sonja@bumboosa.com
www.worldbamboo.net
508-539-1373 ext 5