MEET SAM

"ANYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IF THEY TAKE THE FIRST STEP.
WHETHER THAT FIRST STEP IS TO RUN
ACROSS AMERICA, OR TO SIMPLY SAY NO
TO A PLASTIC STRAW.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP."

- SAM BENCHEGHIB -
"ANYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY TAKE THE FIRST STEP. WHETHER THAT FIRST STEP IS TO RUN
ACROSS AMERICA, OR TO SIMPLY SAY NO TO A PLASTIC STRAW.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP."

- SAM BENCHEGHIB -
A modern-day champion

Sam Bencheghib, co-founder of Make A Change World, is a 22-year old athlete and environmental
activist who taking on the epic journey of running across America to highlight the importance and
the urgency of acting now to save our oceans from plastic pollution.

Sam is going to run across the U.S. from New York to LA, in an attempt to be the first person to
cross the American continent using recycled plastic shoes.
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About Ocean2Ocean

Our oceans are at risk. By shining a spotlight on the global ocean pollution crisis, and being the first person ever to run across America on a recycled shoe, Sam hopes to inspire and encourage others to live more sustainably.


On July 26th, Sam began his Ocean2Ocean run, covering 3,000 miles and 13 U.S. states, from New York to LA, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.


By running 20 miles a day, 6 days a week for 5 months, Sam wants to show that anyone can make a difference, just if they take the first step. Whether that step be to run across America, to reduce plastic consumption, or to make a single donation.


Sam’s goal is to engage with as many communities as possible along his route to inspire and encourage people to do more to protect the environment and generate less waste.



Along his journey, Sam will be hosting educational presentations at schools and universities to raise awareness about the importance of plastic pollution and environmental preservation, organizing events such as zero-waste workshops, documentary screenings, city cleanups as well as run-alongs with running clubs and athlete organizations.

StepChain,
sponsoring the cause and Sam’s journey


StepChain is a responsible fitness app, therefore, making the world a better place is our primary mission and one of our most committed values.

We believe, encourage, motivate and support everyone and any initiative that aims to protect the planet we’re living in and that promotes sustainability. And since plastic pollution is becoming greater than ever, this makes it one of the most urgent crisis.

At StepChain, we will be supporting Sam’s Ocean2Ocean run with a dedicated section in our application tracking Sam’s steps, progress, moves and challenges throughout his journey.

We invite you to take part now, and download StepChain app, and track Sam’s progress and latest updates.

At StepChain, we will be supporting Sam’s Ocean2Ocean run with a dedicated section in our application tracking Sam’s steps, progress, moves and challenges throughout his journey.

We invite you to take part now, and download StepChain app, and track Sam’s progress and latest updates.

VIDEOS

Watch More
Ocean2Ocean, Running Across America
Sam Bencheghib Speaks to HLN about Ocean2Ocean
Ocean2Ocean Ep. 1 - The First Step
Ocean2Ocean Ep. 2 - 100 Miles