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Running challenge in May 2021

What a great success! A total of 6,445 runners worldwide took part in this year's virtual fundraising run ZeroHungerRun from 5 to 9 May 2021. They achieved a remarkable fundraising result with the run:

The runners' donations and the commitment of the sponsors raised a total of more than 124,000 euros for Welthungerhilfe's project work. With teams from Bangladesh, Malawi, Syria, Uganda and the United States, the ZeroHungerRun Challenge was an international running event - in total, people in 46 different countries laced up their running shoes to make a statement against hunger and poverty.

All results of the #ZeroHungerRun Challenge can now be viewed here:

Wall of Fame

We would like to thank all participants of the charity run and our partners for this great success for #ZeroHunger! All donations that were collected during the virtual charity run will benefit our fight against hunger and poverty. In addition, we were able to send a clear and, above all, colourful signal for global justice. Numerous runners gathered on the Wall of Fame to become the face of the #ZeroHungerRun Challenge 2021.

Your impact

The world is facing a gigantic challenge that we can only overcome together. In addition to already ongoing crises triggered by climate change, conflicts or natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic is also acting as an accelerator for hunger and poverty in our project countries.

In this acutely threatening situation, you can help in a very concrete way with your donation. For what?

The proceeds from the run will go exactly where the need is greatest. For example, to our nutrition initiative, a project that gives people access to sufficient healthy food. Measures such as training in climate-adapted farming methods or the use of improved seeds help people in their current plight. TThe support has a lasting effect, so that the people are better able to cope with future crises. You can read more about the successes of last year's food initiative here.

These photos show you examples of what you can help us achieve in our projects – in Mali, Liberia, Burundi or India – by taking part in the virtual charity run. 

With €12, a woman in Burundi can take part in a multi-day cooking course and get information material on healthy nutrition and hygiene © Juliane Krähling/Welthungerhilfe
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With €25, eight malnourished children in the Indian state of Jharkhand can be fed with the highly-nutritional food supplement Nutrimix until they are healthy again © Welthungerhilfe
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With €50, a smallholder family in south-west Liberia can be supplied with seeds and tools and take part in training for improved farming methods © Welthungerhilfe
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With €100, Malian women smallholders in the Mopti region can build a chicken coop and raise chickens. © Welthungerhilfe
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Sponsors and partners

Original Bootcamp

The Original Bootcamp (OBC) has dedicated itself to the healthy fight against your inner demons. In more than 50 cities across Germany, the sports activists get people moving – to benefit of their own health and the project work of Welthungerhilfe. The proceeds from the regularly held charity training sessions are passed on in full to Welthungerhilfe and thus support people in the Nepalese region of Mugu, where Welthungerhilfe is working. During the coronavirus crisis, the bootcamp has been conducting online charity trainings and supports the #ZeroHungerRun Challenge with high-quality team prizes.

Bunert - Der Düsseldorfer Laufladen [The Düsseldorf running store]

We have been the leading running shop in Düsseldorf for almost 30 years.

Whether you are a leisure, hobby, company, club or performance-oriented runner, we are always the right place to turn for running and walking shoes, spikes for athletics, sports apparel, high-quality equipment or when it comes to new club or company equipment.

Bunert - Der Kölner Laufladen [The Cologne running store]

Since 2005, there has only been one address for running enthusiasts from the cathedral city: On Aachener Straße 233-237, the team from Bunert - Der Kölner Laufladen welcomes you to an area of 300 square metres. All the staff are runners themselves. This means that, in addition to first-class products, customers will find the highest level of professional competence and individual, customer-oriented advice. As a cooperation partner of the #ZeroHungerRun Challenge 2021, the Kölner Laufladen provides the prizes for the fastest runners in Cologne, our "Local Heroes".

Bunert – Der Dortmunder Laufladen [The Dortmund running store]

"From runners for runners".  With this motto, we advise you on all your running needs. We take the time with you to find the right shoe for you. With the help of video-based analysis, we explain the individual phases of running to you and can give you tips in this regard. If you would like to visit us, please make an appointment online at www.bunert-dortmund.de. We look forward to seeing you! 

Absolute Run – Laufladen Bonn

The Laufladen Bonn, which opened in March 2014, is an owner-managed specialist shop and is located at Bonngasse 13a, 53111 Bonn. As in the past four years, the Laufladen team is actively supporting us in organising the Bonn #ZeroHungerRun. In the virtual challenge, the Laufladen offers attractive prizes for the fastest Bonners, our "local heroes".

Absolute Run – Ausdauer Shop Siegen [Endurance shop Siegen]

The Ausdauer Shop has existed for 35 years this year at the location in Betzdorf.

True to the motto of runners for runners, we then decided to open the second store in the heart of Siegen in September 2019.

There, runners will find everything their hearts desire. On 230 sqm, we offer the best running shoes, functional and stylish running textiles as well as accessories for running.

If you are curious, then take a look at our website: www.ausdauer-shop.de/ueber-uns.html


With a unique combination of innovative, strategic, creative and technical services, PRODYNA supports clients around the world in customer experience, cloud computing and digitalisation. We design, implement and operate customised software applications for medium-sized and large companies.

We at PRODYNA are sports enthusiasts, which is why we offer our employees special sporting challenges: We go on mountain tours together, take part in an annual marathon in a major European city and come up with other exciting events. This not only promotes fitness but also team spirit among each other. Because team spirit, performance orientation and common goals are decisive factors that are in the foreground at PRODYNA and its employees.

Laufwerk Hamburg GmbH

We are your shop for running and triathlon in Hamburg. You can expect expert advice with running analysis on the treadmill.
We will find the perfect running shoe and the right running equipment for you. You benefit from our 20 years of experience in advising and selling running shoes.
You can start with us towards new goals in our running courses, get individual coaching, book a professional movement analysis or fly with us to Spain for a running trip.

Peters Sports Luxemburg

Welcome to Peters Sports.

We offer shoes - that fit
Textiles - that work
Equipment - that supports
Tips - that convince

for track and field athletes, middle and long distance runners, duathletes and triathletes.
We offer competent and individual advice for outdoor and indoor: running shoes - foot analysis - textiles - accessories - printing service - events.


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