Friday 13th April 2012
Keen walkers are being encouraged to take part in a 24-hour charity challenge along the Thames.
The Hunger Project is calling on walkers or trekkers to sign up for the Thames Path Challenge to help end hunger across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
Walkers can choose to take part in either the 50km or the 100km challenge, which will take 12 hours or 24 hours respectively.
Between September 29 and 30, participants on the 100km route will follow The Thames Path National Trail from Fulham Palace in London to Henley-on-Thames, in Oxfordshire. Those on the 50km route will end at Runnymead.
Tim Holder, country director for The Hunger Project UK, said: "The Thames Path Challenge comes at a time when the eyes of the world will be on the UK and we are delighted to be able to build upon the excitement and success of The London Olympics.
"Walkers who choose to support The Hunger Project in our quest to eradicate chronic and persistent hunger and poverty, are indeed their own champions for the ending of hunger."
To sign up for the event visit http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk.