On October 20th in Rome, more than 14,000 people from all over the world ran to victory by taking part in the 2013 Hunger Run, an international sporting event organized by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), IFAD and WFP (World Food Programme) as part of the World Food Day.
Rome Business School students were also among the participants. From a corporate social responsibility perspective, the Rome Business School has decided to embrace the cause of the FAO and its agencies and actively support it. The Hunger Run, now in its eighth edition, this year united thousands of people with the common goal of stopping the march of hunger. The funds raised by this edition will help the young people of Sudan to improve the availability of food for their families and communities.
The Baths of Caracalla provided the venue for the 10 km competitive race and for the 5 km non-competitive race/walk. Rome Business School students also took part in this solidarity race alongside the other runners to help change the lives of the many, too many, people who suffer from hunger.
Inside the stadium, an athlete’s village was set up where ethnic food could be enjoyed accompanied by bagpipe music .
The ceremony award honoring the winners concluded this day of solidarity.