Record-breaking distance runners Wilson Kipsang, Rob Young (Marathon Man UK) and Adam Holland have united to encourage runners across the UK to join Young and Holland for the 2016 Kenya Peace Torch Relay (21-30 October 2016: run4peace.co.uk). They were pictured at Tower Bridge with the relay torch, which began its journey in Kenya’s North Rift Valley last year.
“I would urge all to sign up to run for peace and save many lives,” says Kenyan marathon star Kipsang, who broke the Marathon World Record in 2013.
There are one thousand 10km spaces available for the public on the 1,000km relay, which Young and Holland will complete in full to raise funds for the Aegis Trust to establish a peace school in northern Kenya. Hundreds have died in ethnic violence across the region since the start of 2014, and over 435,000 have been driven from their homes.
“Join us to support and make a difference in Kenya,” says Holland, a previous record-holder for the fastest ten marathons in ten days. “It’s very important that we bring stability to the area and also bring peace, not only to Kenya, but worldwide,” says Rob Young, who holds the record for the longest run in history (over 373 miles) and the most marathons in a year (370).
Anyone wishing to sign up for the Kenya Peace Torch Relay can do so at run4peace.co.uk/join