Date announced for HUNGER RUN 2014
The 9th edition of Hunger Run – the annual 10K race and 5K non-competitive run/walk – will take place on Sunday, 19 October 2014.
HUNGER RUN 2014 will start on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla. Crowds begin gathering from around 8.30 a.m, with the starting shot fired at 10 a.m. Those taking part then set off on a route taking them through the beautiful streets of Rome’s historic centre.
Money from registration fees target the poorest of the poor, going towards projects that improve their ability to produce and access food, and that ultimately improve people’s lives.
HUNGER RUN 2014 will be organized by Gruppo Sportivo Bancari Romani on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), Bioversity International and FAO Staff Coop, with the collaboration of sponsors and partners.
Mark your calendar note and save the date:
HUNGER RUN 2014
Sunday, 19 October
Starting from Viale delle Terme di Caracalla.
HUNGER RUN 2013
The popular 10K race and 5K non-competitive run / walk along the beautiful streets of Rome’s historic centre took place this year on Sunday 20 October.
In its 8th year, Hunger Run had its starting point on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, from 8.30 a.m. The starting shot was fired at 10 a.m.
Hunger Run champions urge everyone to run in 2013
The winners of last year’s Hunger Run in Rome are urging people to join together and take part in this year’s event.
Daniele Troia and his partner Eleonora Bazzoni won the men’s and women’s categories of the 10K event in 2012, but say there is much more to Hunger Run 2013 than just finishing first.
Athletics champion joins the HUNGER RUN team
Italian athlete Andrew Howe has jumped in to support HUNGER RUN, urging everyone to join him in the annual 5K and 10K fundraiser set for Sunday, 20 October in central Rome.
The former European champion, who specializes in the long jump but is also a runner, took time out from his training schedule recently to record a series of light-hearted HUNGER RUN promotional ads for television, radio, Web and social media.Read more
Funds raised with the Hunger Run 2014 will support school feeding programmes for children in developing countries. “Nourishing bodies, nourishing minds.”
From Haiti to Somalia, from Nicaragua to Palestine, school meals are crucial for the well-being of the next generation. The commitment to a world free from hunger, where even the poorest and most vulnerable ones can access the benefits of economic growth, starts at school.
Schools are where we feed our dreams and aspirations – where a new generation of world leaders, scientists, economists, artists, and intellectuals are formed.
This is why the 2014 Hunger Run will support the school feeding programmes of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
In a world where 58 million children don’t go to school and where poor families often have to decide whether to send kids to school or to work, a school meal represents a tremendous incentive that allows children to study.
With only 0,20 Euro you can provide a school meal (porridge, rice, or beans). With 40 euros, you can feed a child for an entire school year.
In 2013, these programmes have assisted 19,8 million children across 63 countries. This year, thanks to the Hunger Run, the challenge is to help even more boys and girls. Because education and nutrition are what these children need to feed their future.
To learn more about the school meals programmes and countries where they are present, click here. http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/wfp266927.pdf