It was on September 12, 2012 when I finished "PEACE RUN 2012 Running Across Japan" in Kagoshima, Kyushu Island.
About one year after then, The 2nd stage of "PEACE RUN Running 40,000km(25,000miles) Around the World on 5 Continents"will start.
The 1st stage "PEACE RUN Running Across America" has been already done.
The 2nd continent I have chosen is Oceania, Australia and New Zealand.
In Australia, I'll leave Perth and finish in Sydney. In New Zealand, I'll
run from Auckland to Invercargill.
Both are the countries I traveled by bike in 1994 and 1995.
See "Biking Across New Zealand and Australia"
The longest stretch I have to cover is the Nullarbor Plain, where there's
nothing but desert land.
There are some facilities called "ROAD HOUSE" every 100 -200km
(60-120miles) between Norseman and Ceduna along the Eyre Highway.
Once I leave Norseman, I may have no chance to see towns in Nullarbor until
I get to Ceduna after running 1,200km (800miles)
Only in roadhouse major services are available such as motel, restaurant,
gas station, campground and grocery store
If I run 50km(31miles) per day, it takes 4 days to cover 200km(120miles)
where there's no service.
It means I have to carry food and water that keep me alive for 4-5 days.
It depends on the climate but I may need 30-40 liter (8-11 gallon) water
I have already experienced running in the hot desert in the US but it may
be a little too tougher this time.
Total distance will be 8,000km (5,000 miles) in Australia and New Zealand.
I need at least 8 months to finish.
It is going to be a longer one.
Also I run for Japan and help support 3.11 Tsunami affected area in Tohoku.
The theme for this run is "Live Together Run Together."
I live and run with 7 billion people on the planet Earth.
My PEACE RUN still goes on and I will keep on running as a PEACE MESSENGER.