Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Search the University of Manchester siteSearch Menu StaffNet

No sweat for students in 24-hour run challenge

13 Nov 2019

Manchester students will ​be raising money for a homelessness charity by running non-stop for 24 hours

Run Wild Society

The Run Wild Society are hosting the 24 Hour relay on 13 November to raise money for the Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity in support of the Bed Every Night Scheme.

The scheme provides a bed, a warm welcome and personal support for rough sleepers who cannot access other accommodation.

The Manchester 24 Hour Run Against Homelessness consists of 5KM laps, completed in groups, and running at a comfortable pace for everyone present.

The challenge will start at 12 noon outside the University of Manchester Students' Union and head into the city centre.

Each runner can take part in as many laps as they want, and the organisers say they aim to start 1 lap within each 30-minute window.

There will also be a Facebook event and anyone who wants to donate can visit the Society’s Just Giving page.

President of the Run Wild Society, student Thomas Lewis says if runners can also donate clothes or any essential items on the day, they’ll pass them on to local homeless shelters.

He said: “We’re really excited about this challenge. Not only will it be a lot of fun, it will also raise awareness and provide real help to homeless people struggling on the streets of our city.

“We think no one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester – especially as winter is about to set in.

“If you like running – and it doesn’t matter how fast you are – then please do join us. See you on 13 November."