Hunger Relief Non-Profit Accepting Applications for First Annual ‘Run Against Hunger’

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Rise Against Hunger to join United Airlines’ New York Road Runner Five-Borough Series Team

Rise Against Hunger is partnering with United Airlines in 2019 to run against hunger. The North Carolina-based international hunger relief non-profit is collecting interest forms for the New York Road Runner Five-Borough Series, coming to New York City on March 17. A team of 10 runners will be given the opportunity to run the first half of the annual marathon through Brooklyn, Times Square and Central Park while simultaneously fighting against world hunger.

Selected runners will be asked to fundraise a total of $3,500 for entry into the race, matched by UNITED for a total donation of $7,000, directly impacting Rise Against Hunger’s programs across the globe. Each of the 10 official runners will each be assigned a real Rise Against Hunger beneficiary from across the globe to symbolically represent the desire to run against hunger. Runners will also be coached on recommended fundraising tactics and techniques on an as needed basis.

This financial donation will be used to support Rise Against Hunger’s mission to end hunger in this lifetime — more specifically by the year 2030 — which is directly in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2. The organization has distributed over 430 million meals to beneficiaries in 74 countries since 1998.

Upon application approval, runners will receive:

  • A welcome package
  • One round-trip flight voucher from United Airlines
  • A Rise Against Hunger swag bag including an official Rise Against Hunger singlet
  • A customizable fundraising web page and assistance
  • The opportunity to be connected with a beneficiary they may choose to run in honor of
  • Personalized training assistance

To learn more and apply for a spot, please visit

Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, aims to show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030. With 20 U.S. locations and five international offices, the organization is committed to nourishing lives, providing emergency aid, empowering communities and growing the hunger movement. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated meal packaging of more than 445 million meals to be distributed to 74 countries around the world.

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