A 12 day, 2,000 mile race in a auto rickshaw across India with absolutely no support besides a starting and ending point – why would anyone do this? We did it in order to bring more visibility to the clean water crisis in the world. With the help of partners like Adventure Life, we were able to raise $16,000 for charity: water in essence bringing 500 more people clean water.
This was not an easy fundraising effort nor was it a Sunday drive – it was actually quite grueling. But as you can see from the video and images below, it was absolutely worth it. Not only did we make strides improving water conditions for people, but we were also able to see a part of India few people ever get to experience. As two women traveling through India we also received a lot of attention – most all of it positive. People were excited to meet us, talk to us, and share their culture and assistance. We drove through some of the most remote and small villages surprising the locals and ourselves.
If you want to get a feel for the ups and down of Rickshaw Run Adventure, then read my updates from the road – you’ll get the feeling for just how hard this was to do. Or you can watch our recap video below to get an even better feel for the ups and downs of this adventure for charity.
Thanks to Adventure Life for their generous donation to our Rickshaw Run Fundraising Project!
Bio: Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer with one goal in mind - to make you wish you were somewhere else. She seeks out unique travel experiences and writes about her around the world adventures on www.Ottsworld.com. She’s also a co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go!, a website and travel events teaching you how you can take your very own traveling career break or sabbatical.