On the 20th anniversary of the Monte-Cristo challenge, Pure Ocean is joining the biggest open water swimming event in Europe. Amateur athletes will affirm their support for the environmental cause by participating in this high level nocturnal athletic performance, the second episode of the Race for Pure Ocean series.
On June 21st, at night fall, the go-ahead will be given at the Chateau d’If, one of Marseille’s most emblematic monuments. The participants, all amateur swimmers, will undertake a unique athletic performance while asserting their commitment to the protection of oceans. With the Mediterranean Sea, maritime jewel of the South of France, as its background, this challenge will allow Pure Ocean’s project to gain visibility and raise public awareness about the critical state of our oceans – and our planet more generally. Moreover, all entry fees will be donated to the fund and will therefore be used to finance innovative projects to protect the oceans and their biodiversity.