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Join the Global Lake Half Marathon 2024: Sustain Our Lakes, Sustain our Future!

Global Lake Half Marathon

Preserving Our Aquatic Treasures: The Global Lake Half Marathon 2024


The importance of lakes and wetlands in maintaining ecological balance and supporting biodiversity is undeniable. Acknowledging this, the Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency and the Global Nature Fund (GNF), supported by Living Lakes Partners, are proud to announce the Global Lake Half Marathon 2024. This pivotal online event, set for April 30, 2024, invites environmental enthusiasts and experts to a 12-hour marathon of knowledge exchange and experience sharing, dedicated to the sustainability of these vital water bodies.


This year, the Global Lake Marathon has been transformed into a half marathon, taking place from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM British Summer Time (UTC+1).


This streamlined format aims to maximize engagement and interaction among participants across the globe without the exhaustion of a 24-hour session.

Exploring the Diversity of Lakes and Wetlands Worldwide


The conference will spotlight the rich diversity of lakes and wetlands around the world. Attendees will gain insights into the unique challenges these habitats face and learn about innovative practices that have led to successful conservation efforts. Each geographical session will be moderated by a different Living Lakes partner, ensuring a comprehensive and global perspective.


An Open Invitation to Global Experts and Enthusiasts


Whether you are a scientist, conservationist, policy-maker, or simply a nature lover, the Global Lake Half Marathon 2024 offers a platform to learn, share, and contribute to the discussions on sustainable lake management. The event promises to provide a detailed exploration of topics such as ecological balance, biodiversity support, and sustainable practices that can be implemented across various continents from Asia to North America.


Lake Balaton ©Fellowhoser, CC BY-SA 4.0


How to Participate


Interested participants can join the event online via the provided Zoom link. Ensure to adjust for your local time zone, as the schedule is based on British Summer Time (UTC+1).


In order to confirm your place at the event, please be so kind to fill-out the registration form below!




The language of the online conference will be English. The event will be organised on ZOOM platform. You can join the event by clicking on the link below:




Meeting ID: 850 2348 1995

Passcode: 896048


For more details and to view the full program, please visit the Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency website.


Closing Thoughts: A Call to Action for Lake Conservation


The half marathon offers an exciting journey visiting lakes and wetlands all over the world, in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America too. The Global Lake Half Marathon is more than just an event; it is a call to action for the global community to come together and ensure the future sustainability of our lakes and wetlands. By participating, you are contributing to a global movement towards better water management practices that will sustain our environment for generations to come.


Join us in making a difference for our planet’s aquatic ecosystems at the Global Lake Half Marathon 2024.


Sustain our lakes, sustain our future!



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