22 Sep

Runners Wanted For UK Peace Torch Relay

Peace  Torch Relay logo

The Peace Torch relay is a once in a lifetime chance for runners to become torchbearers for peace in Kenya, joining exceptional athletes Adam Holland and Rob Young. 

This nationwide torch relay will cover 1,000 km in 10 days (21 to 30 October) starting in London and passing through major cities in the UK before finishing back in the capital. 
 
Adam ‘Tango’ Holland (Newark) and ‘Marathon Man UK’ Rob Young (London) are both World record holders in extreme endurance events. Holland was the previous record holder for the fastest 10 marathons in ten days. Young holds the World record for running the most marathons (370) in a year. 
 
This inspirational duo invite runners to join them in this huge endeavour to raise funds for UK-based charity the Aegis Trust. Monies raised will help the Aegis Trust establish a school for peace in Kenya’s North Rift Valley, saving young people from a life of ethnic violence. Those who take part will get the chance to carry the torch which has travelled more than 3,500 miles, starting from Kenya in 2015. 
 
UK athletics retailer Up and Running is supporting this event and stores in cities along the route are encouraging people to take part. 
  
This charity event consists of 10 x 10K relay leg per day for 10 days. The Aegis Trust asks for ten runners for each relay leg who can do a sub 70 minute 10K. Each runner who takes part will receive a bespoke medal and T-shirt. 

Adam Holland and Rob Young will run 100km per day for 10 days, making it 1,000km in total! 
 
Sign up at the run4peace website and choose a 10K segment. 
 
Image courtesy of the Aegis Trust.