The Running Bee’s #EndChildFoodPoverty virtual challenge in support of Marcus Rashford is now live!
The Running Bee Foundation has teamed up with FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste to raise cash, inspired by Marcus Rashford’s passionate campaign for free school meals.
The 4-week challenge will see runners complete a race of their choice, whether that be 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or even a Marathon over the 4 week period in a bid to help the charity support as many young people as possible.
Runners will pay just £10 and can take the race at their own pace over the course of the event – even by walking, jogging, running or even cycling – with all profits going to FareShare.
Participants will also receive a medal by post.
Marcus Rashford’s campaign, which has already prompted more than 10,000 meals distributed on the first day of the half-term alone, aligns closely with the Running Bee Foundation’s ideals – which aims to promote health and wellbeing within communities and in the lives of children.
Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL, Chair of Trustees of The Running Bee Foundation, commented:
‘We’ve all seen the amazing work Marcus Rashford has done, and continues to do, by using his status to raise awareness in challenging the government to end child poverty – no child should go hungry.
‘The hospitality sector – those most effected by COVID-19 restrictions – are all pulling together to supply meals to school children over the holidays.
‘We may not be able to physically provide meals but with the profits raised from people taking part in The Running Bee Foundation’s #EndChildFoodPoverty virtual run, we can all support Marcus’s campaign for free school meals.’
You can sign up to run the Running Bee Foundation’s #EndChildFoodPoverty virtual run here: