The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with the Kids Run over 400 meters for children from the age of three. At 11 a.m., Mayor Katja Dörner, who again has the patronage for the charity run, will give the starting signal for the 5 km run and at 12:30 p.m. the starting signal for the 10 km run.
For the first time, there will also be a starting field for walkers in the 5 km run at 11 a.m.. The 10 km run, which starts at 12:30 p.m., can again be completed in a four-person relay team.
The #ZeroHungerRun combines fun running and community with the commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 2: "Zero Hunger". It is a suitable event for individual participants as well as for teams. Starting with three people, any club, company, family or group of friends can run as a team and support the world's weakest with their participation.
"We would be delighted if many more representatives of Bonn’s international community discovered the running event for themselves and their companies or families and joined in," explains Irene Sunnus from the Welthungerhilfe organizing team. "It's a great opportunity to have fun together while making a visible statement against hunger with many people from Bonn."
The international employees of the Bonn-based fair trade certification organization, FLOCERT, have put the #ZeroHungerRun firmly in their diary and are already training for their renewed commitment. Perhaps this year the great and familiar banana costumes will also be in use again.
ZeroHungerRun once again serves as the kick-off event for the Bonn SDG Days, which each year invite people to participate in the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a broad action program in the city.
Participation in the charity run is free of charge. Instead, participants are asked to make voluntary donations when registering for the run or during the course. This year, the total proceeds will go to an eco-agriculture project of Welthungerhilfe in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Because countries like Sierra Leone are heavily affected by global crises such as war, drought, earthquakes or pandemics. More than half of the population now lives below the poverty line, and almost a third of the people are undernourished.
In 2022, #ZeroHungerRun celebrated a successful comeback after the Corona break with as many as 1,800 registrations. This year, Welthungerhilfe and the City of Bonn are hoping to reach the 2,000 mark.
All information about the run, the aid project and the link to register can be found on the German and English web pages:
So, join in, have fun and help us send a strong signal of solidarity from Bonn!