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Run for Food Race
RUN FOR FOOD race - Stadium Terme di Caracalla, Rome
The funds collected through the Run for Food race 2010 were donated to the "Fruit trees for Haiti" project. This project is designed to bring attention to the desperate need for tree-planting in Haiti (country devastated by the earthquake on 12 January 2010). Once mature, fruit trees also provide additional nutrition for poor children. FAO Goodwill Ambassador and Olympic track legend Carl Lewis visited the "Fruit trees for Haiti" project in June 2011 and planted trees with schoolchildren in Haiti.
Run for Food Race against Hunger Project”
6th Edition in Rome
Sunday, 16 October 2011 – 10.00 hours
Stadium delle Terme di Caracalla
The 6th Edition of the Run for Food race will be organized by the Athletic Association Bancari Romani (GSBR) in partnership with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP), Bioversity International, FAO Staff Coop, with the support of the Municipality of Rome, the sponsorship of Youth and United Natons Global Alliance (YUNGA) and United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). The race has the Patronage of Rome Province and with the participation of the partners such as United Nations Women's Guilt (UNWG), the Department of “Scienze Documentarie, Liguistico-filologiche e geografiche della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia”, of the Sapienza Univerity of Rome, John Cabot University, Liceo Manara “Associazione Italiana Insegnanti di Geografia (AIIG)”, “Società Geografica Italiana”, "Centro Turistico Stdentesco (CTS)".
As in previous years, this race will take place in the framework of the World Food Day and this year the theme is “Food Prices-from crisis to stability”.
The objectives of World Food Day are to:
- to raise public awareness
- focus attention on food security
- disseminate information
- mobilize public opinion and funds in favor of the global fight against hunger
There are now almost 1 billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of all humanity is suffering from hunger. With all the advances in science and technology, the world has the means to eliminate hunger but this will require the firm commitment of all sectors of society. The power of the sport can contribute to mobilize public opinion and resources towards the eradication of hunger.
Working together FAO, IFAD, WFP, Bioversity International and the FAO Staff Coop together with Comune di Roma, GSBR and their partners, are joining forces to battle hunger and extreme poverty.
Aims of the 6th Edition of the Run for Food
1) Awareness raising on the fact that hundreds of millions of people worldwide don’t get enough to eat each day and for them.
2) Fund raising: the inscription fees of the race will be donated to the FAO TeleFood projects in the Horn of Africa.
FAO launched the TeleFood Programme in 1997 after the first World Food Summit as an annual campaign of awareness-raising events (broadcasts, concerts, sports) and other activities to harness the power of media, celebrities and concerned citizens to help fight hunger. For example, the Run for Food had important testimonials such as FAO Goodwill Ambassadors Gina Lollobrigida, Beatrice Faumuina, Justine Pasek, Carl Lewis, Raoul Bova, Anggun, WFP Goodwill Ambassador, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and other celebrities such as Fiona May, Nino Benvenuti and Andrew Howe.
Donations to TeleFood finance small, self-contained agriculture, livestock and fisheries projects that help poor families produce more food; not a penny is spent on administrative costs. Although small in scale and cost, TeleFood projects make a significant impact.
For more information: http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/telefood/en/
Details for the participants
When and where: Sunday, 16 October 2011 inside the Stadium (Terme di Caracalla) open from 8.00 hours with a Food Fair and Cultural activities by the FAO Staff Coop. Race starts at 10.00 hours from Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Roma.
Distance: 10 kilometres competitive race and 5 kilometres non-competitive race.
Race: Competitive for those with a valid FIDAL card
Registration/Inscription Fees: 10 EURO
Web site: www.runforfood.it to download the registration form
Information on the registration: Registrations can be done at the office of G.S. Bancari Romani, Viale Marco Polo, 108 - Telephone: 06 57288029 - from 9.30 to 13.00 hours and from 16.00 to 19.30 hours.
On 14 and 15 October the inscriptions can be done at Stadium Terme di Caracalla (where there will be a village with stands for this occasion), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla.