Screening of incredible documentary Running the Sahara

Thursday, February 2, 7-9 PM  in LMX 477

About this documentary

photo credit to National Geographic

 Running the Sahara is an inspiring documentary that chronicles a mission by three marathon runners to run across the Sahara Desert in Africa. Their mission is to run across six African countries, anticipating two marathons per day, for eighty days. This impossible mission features Canada’s own Ray Zahab, in addition to Kevin Lin from Taiwan and Charlie Engle from the United States. Join us this Thursday for the screening of this powerful film!

More about Ray Zahab

                 photo credit to  Ray Zahab

Late in 1998, Ray made a life changing decision to leave a pack-a-day smoking habit and very unhealthy life choices behind him. On New Year’s Day 2000, he decided to go hiking with his brother John and has never looked back. New to the sport of running in 2004, ultra-marathoning took Ray from the cold north of Canada to the Amazon jungle. But it was the Sahara desert that ultimately captured Ray’s heart.


After witnessing and experiencing the water crisis and malaria epidemic in Africa, Ray decided to dedicate his future adventures to raising awareness and funding for causes that he supports and believes in.

Read more about Ray’s powerful life story on his website.

biography credit to Running the Sahara