How local communities can be part of the drive to end hunger
Every year, thousands of people take part in HUNGER RUN events around the world.
Typically consisting of a 10K competitive race and a 5K non-competitive walk / run, HUNGER RUN events have three main objectives:
- build connections between local communities and the United Nations food agencies
- focus public attention on the fact that hundreds of millions of people around the world still live in chronic hunger
- raise funds to help hunger-affected communities meet their own food needs over the long term.
The 10K race is usually reserved for professional athletes, while the 5K non-competitive walk / run is open to everyone – young people, adults, even entire families.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and Bioversity International organized the 8th edition of HUNGER RUN (formerly called “Run for Food”) in Rome in October 2013, together with technical partners Gruppo Sportivo Bancari Romani and sponsors.
If you are interested in organizing HUNGER RUN in your country, contact the FAO office in your country.
HUNGER RUN in Rome, Italy (www.hungerrun.it)