Over 6000 runners from 57 countries set off on a 10k to support UNICEF on Sunday (29 November). The inaugural Team UNICEF World Run challenged people to run the distance anywhere, any time geared with their favourite running app to measure their performance.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on 15 November but was postponed due to the tragic events in Paris. The donations raised from the 10k will help UNICEF keep on carrying out their mission to improve children's living conditions all over the world. A total of €94,908 was raised on the day – enough for 19,000 vaccinations for children.
Martin Fourcade of Team UNICEF said: “I am really proud to contribute to the success of the first edition of the race. Moreover considering the tough times people are going through sports and solidarity values have to step out to maintain and achieve peace.”
The fastest team was Euskaldunon Txokoa, with an average time of 37:09 for the 10K. Best team by distance was Neurotica who collectively ran 1,187KM. Team Eyd2015 raised the biggest donation of €1,150.
For more information visit the Team UNICEF World Run website.