World's Largest Rickshaw Rally Ends In Jaisalmer

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The Rickshaw Run is the largest three-wheeler event on the planet. Organized by the UK company, The League of Adventurists, with its 104 teams and 275 participants, this edition has been the biggest one since the first Rickshaw Run in 2006.

After a magnificent celebration to mark the beginning of the new year in Kochi, they set off on an epic journey to Jaisalmer. The teams have no set route, no back up along the way, and were truly on their own.

Participants representing 22 countries reached rolling and wiggling their way across the subcontinent in their tiny steeds, covering approximately 3500 kms to Jaisalmer. What makes this event even more interesting is the fact that each team raises at least £1000 for charity - with at least half of this going towards the official rainforest preservation charity - Cool Earth.

Since the first Rickshaw Run five years ago, The Rickshaw Run has now raised well over $ 3.1 million - which is a huge boost to the good work that these charities and Cool Earth are doing. In fact, each Rickshaw Run raises enough money for Cool Earth to save 150,000 trees in some of the most endangered rainforest in the world.

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Story first published: Monday, January 18, 2016, 18:41 [IST]
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