Actress and passionate environmentalist Sophia Bush will be using her feet to raise money to protect the planet this summer as a member of Team Nature Conservancy- she’ll be running in the San Francisco Marathon taking place July 31, 2011.

“A green, clean future for our nation and for our world matters. Nature is the source of clean air, fresh water and healthy food. Join me as I run for The Nature Conservancy," she said. "I’m thrilled to partner with The Nature Conservancy in the San Francisco Marathon to help protect our amazing planet.

“I’ve never been shy about my love of nature. Not only is it outrageously beautiful, nature supports all life. When I’m outside running and stop to grab a drink of water, it’s easy to forget that we need healthy streams, rivers and forests to keep our water fresh. That the food we eat actually comes from productive farm fields with rich, fertile soil. Or most importantly for me, that when I stop to catch my breath it’s nature that purifies the air we breathe. The simple truth is a healthy planet is what allows us to be healthy people. And it all begins with protecting nature.”

Find out more about what inspired her to support The Nature Conservancy and why she loves to run here.

Many people love the outdoors and are looking for active ways help the planet. People can lace up their shoes and join Sophia Bush and The Nature Conservancy in a race for nature. The SF Marathon offers a half marathon, a progressive marathon and the full marathon. There’s something for everyone. Find out more about running for Team Nature Conservancy here.

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