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Run Against Hunger

Run Against Hunger with your school to help save lives


The Run Against Hunger is an international sponsored run series that takes place in schools each year. Run Against Hunger gives pupils the chance to learn more about Action Against Hunger’s life-saving programmes around the world before taking part in a sponsored run to raise funds to support our work. Pupils take part by running laps of a running course set by the school, and are sponsored by friends, parents and relatives for each lap they complete in an allocated timeslot. The initiative was started in France over 20 years ago and has grown from a handful of supporters to over 500,000 children from over 1,700 schools taking action and running against hunger last year.

How it works

Run Against Hunger has 3 main stages:

1. Before the Run - Learning about Action Against Hunger

At this stage you will recieve all of the materials, support and advice that you need to help plan the Run at your school. This includes a lesson plan and video about our work in a focus country, an introduction to the Run Against Hunger for teachers and parents as well as the promotional posters to help raise awareness. If you're short on time then let us know and an Action Against Hunger representative will be happy to come along to deliver the lesson for you. 


2. The Run - The fun part!

Our experienced team will be on hand to help you plan the Run at your school on a date to suit you. Every pupil will be provided with an information booklet, an Action Against Hunger wristband and sponsorship forms to help them fundraise in the build up to the big day. Action Against Hunger can also provide you with templates for everything you’ll need on the day, from direction arrows to stickers to lap counting sheets, and we can even send you an Action Against Hunger banner in the post if you’d like!


3. After the Run - Receiving donations and thanking fundraisers

Once pupils have completed their Run they must go back to their sponsors and collect in the funds, which the school can then transfer to Action Against Hunger, or alternatively can be donated via an online giving page. After you've counted your fundraising total Action Against Hunger can arrange a thank you assembly to show everyone who took part the difference that their fundraising can make in our lifesaving programmes.



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Join the Run Against Hunger today!

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We spoke to loyal Run Against Hunger supporter PE Teacher Mathieu Nioche from EIFA International School to find out why they have chosen to take part in the campaign year on year; “It’s a great way to introduce children to some issues that the world is facing. Here at EIFA we do the race from nursery to year 10 – so it involves all children and you can really sense that at school they are all involved and they are all waiting for the event. I think it’s great for them to know that they can do something to change a bit of the world.”

As part of the Run, children receive a Raising Awareness session at their schools to help teach them about the work that Action Against Hunger does and how their fundraising can make a difference. And with £25,000 raised by pupils taking part in the Run Against Hunger in the past 5 years at EIFA International School alone, they certainly are helping to make that change. 

Joining others in this international initiative has helped to give Mathieu’s pupils more motivation for getting active; “On a sporting level it’s nice that they have a goal. They don’t run just for running, they have a proper goal and they know they can get involved. It’s nice for them as well because it shows that every child, no matter what age, can understand the concept.

If you know of any schools that are looking to be part of a uniquely global campaign then fill in your details above to recieve a digital Run Against Hunger Guide or drop us an email