#ZeroHungerRun 2023: Debut in Düsseldorf
On June 21, the Welthungerhilfe charity run makes its debut in Düsseldorf – join us and put your legs to work for a good cause! In the relaxed environment of the Volksgarten in Oberbilk, you can begin the most beautiful time of the year by running 5km, 10km or a relay. By joining the ZeroHungerRun you are making a contribution to the fight against hunger and poverty, true to our #ZeroHunger goal.
- Where, when and which route?
You can choose between the 5km and the 10km course in the Volksgarten in Oberbilk. You can also run the 10km as a relay.
The runs start at the following times:
5km: 6 pm
10km: 7.30 pm (cut-off time to finish is 9pm)
- Register and donate
It is free to participate in the #ZeroHungerRun in Düsseldorf. However, we ask everyone for a donation. This year your donations will go towards projects addressing hunger and poverty in Sierra Leone. Together, we can achieve the #ZeroHunger goal sooner. Sign up here
- How to get there
We recommend using public transport. The S-Bahn lines S1, S6 and S68 will take you to the stop Düsseldorf-Oberbilk. Oberbilk is also served by the subway lines U74, U77 and U79 as well as by the 705 tram.
- Picking up your starting documents
We will notify you in good time before the race where to pick up your starting documents.
- Warm-up and start
Before the starting signal for the 5km run (6 pm) and the 10km run (7:30 pm), our partner Original Bootcamp will offer a lively warm-up for everyone to participate in together. Have fun and good luck!
Do you have any questions? If you would like to know how the timekeeping works or if there are showers, take a look at our FAQ.
Do you want to try out our great route in the Volksgarten? No problem, just check out the map below to see where the race will take you.
If you can't make it on March 21 or want to double your commitment to #ZeroHunger, the #ZeroHungerRun will take place for a second time in 2023 on September 10 in Bonn. Will you join us? Learn more and sign up here
How your charity run makes a difference in Sierra Leone
Our supporter group Düsseldorfer Freundeskreis der Welthungerhilfe is involved in the run as the local partner. All proceeds of the #ZeroHungerRun will go directly to the group's fundraising project for Sierra Leone. The country's residents still feel the consequences of many years of civil war and the Ebola epidemic, while the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic are also omnipresent: 57% of the 8.1 million residents are affected by food insecurity. The situation is particularly serious in the north of the country. As a result of the societal structures, women and children especially are at risk of slipping into hunger and poverty.
To help farming families in the Falaba district break this negative cycle, our eco-agriculture project offers them training in adapted cultivation techniques, food diversity and a balanced diet. To counteract socially disadvantageous structures, the project focuses explicitly on the participation of women smallholders. Additionally, our projects provide people with seeds for crops and staple foods. Residents of Sierra Leone also benefit from support programs on fish and livestock breeding.
How your donation helps
10 euro, for example, can buy two boxes of seeds and seedlings.
A fishing net, for example, costs 25 euro.
48 euro are enough to purchase and vaccinate a sheep or a goat for the community.
Sponsors & Partners
Welthungerhilfe organizes the #ZeroHungerRun Düsseldorf in cooperation with our supporter group Düsseldorfer Freundeskreis der Welthungerhilfe.