Race preview: Action Against Hunger 10km Challenge - September 19, 2012
Londoners are getting the chance to run around the world in just 10 km as Action Against Hunger calls on companies across the capital to enter teams into its annual Corporate Challenge.
The humanitarian organisation is looking for running enthusiasts to take part in the 10k challenge in Regent’s Park on Wednesday 19 September on behalf of the companies they work for.
The annual event unites organisations in running together to support Action Against Hunger’s life-saving work in the world’s poorest countries and is the perfect opportunity for organisations to get their staff together to team build and raise morale by supporting a good cause.
This year the event will give runners a taste of the countries around the world where Action Against Hunger works. Whether it’s sampling music from Africa, singing from South America or post-race food from Asia, runners will be immersed in a true around the world experience as they tackle the route.
And Celebrity personal trainer, Matt Roberts, will be showing his support by offering participants his top tips for getting fit, staying motivated and avoiding injury.
Action Against Hunger’s Corporate Fundraising Manager, Lizzie Carter, said: “The 10k Challenge is all about companies getting their staff together to raise funds to help save children’s lives. The event promises to be a fun afternoon out of the office, in one of London’s most iconic parks and our runners will be treated to music, performances and food from around the world. The support of UK businesses is crucial in helping Action Against Hunger fight child malnutrition and with a food crisis sweeping across West Africa, we need that support more than ever. It would be fantastic to see as many companies and colleagues as possible taking on the challenge.”
Last year’s winner Paul O’Callaghan from team IHS said “There was a great atmosphere and it was good to see a lot of people out here giving it a go. It’s all for Action Against Hunger, which makes it all the better, and I’ll definitely be back this year to defend my title.”
To find out more about Action Against Hunger’s 10k Challenge and to sign up to take part, visit www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/10kchallenge