Hunger Run 2013

Registrations are open for the annual Hunger Run ten-km and five-km fundraiser event in Rome on Sunday 20 October, with proceeds going to support a livestock project at a school in Sudan. The event to mark World Food Day is organised by the United Nation’s Rome-based agencies The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as Biodiversity International, in collaboration with city authorities. Organisers say the run has three objectives: to increase public awareness of the plight of 870 million people in the world who live in chronic hunger; raise funds to help hunger-affected communities meet their own food needs over the long term; and build connections between the people of Rome and the UN food agencies headquartered there. Both the ten-km race (open only to athletes with a FIDAL membership card) and the non-competitive five km run or walk (open to all) take place in the historic centre, which will be closed to traffic. Runners begin assembling on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla from 08.30 and the race starts at 10.00 from the Caracalla stadium. It costs €10 to participate and advance registration is recommended. For full details see www.hungerrun.it.