This time last year we announced that The Hunger Project was seeking walkers and runners to raise funds through participating in the London2Brighton Challenge. In the event, which took place in May 2012, 28 walkers and runners raised an incredible £20,000 to help with The Hunger Project’s mission of providing a sustainable end to world hunger.
This year The Hunger Project are once again calling for people to join them. If you would like to take part please see our updated blog post with details about the London2Brighton challenge 2013 and information about The Hunger Project.
Challenge for Northerners
Following the success of the London2Brighton Challenge, The Hunger Project is looking for people to enter the Trans-Pennine Challenge. Starting from Manchester and finishing in Sheffield, the route will pass through the scenic Peak District National Park. You can choose to run or walk either the 100 km route or the shorter, but still long enough, 50 km route which finishes in Penistone. It will take place on the 22nd-23rd of June.
It will be a great weekend and there are plenty of reasons to enter:
- Raise money for the Hunger Project
- Walkers and runners welcome
- Individuals and teams
- Invite friends, families and colleagues
- Covered rest / snack stops every 12.5km
- Hot food provided en-route
- Fully signed route + GPS files
- £60 (50km) / £85 (100km) to sign up + fundraising pledge
- Medics, masseurs, physios
Good News on Hunger!
Despite the escalation of global food prices the numbers of people suffering chronic hunger declined. According to The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) nearly 870 million people were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, down from 1.02 billion in 2009. However, this does mean that 1 out of every 8 people is still hungry, so The Hunger Project still needs plenty of support!
What are you waiting for? Enter the Trans-Pennine Challenge!