Tribe Run for Love 3
The third Tribe Run for Love was a 280K 6-day ultramarathon across the stunning volcanic Portugese island of São Miguel, to raise awareness and £250,000 to fight modern slavery.
There are more than 13,000 people living in slavery in the UK. Tribe is on a mission to raise £1 million to support Unseen’s pioneering Modern Slavery Helpline and projects to support the rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking will be transformative in the fight against trafficking in the UK.
Every year 1.2 million children are sold into slavery. That’s two new slaves a minute. They work in brothels, in sweatshops and on street corners across the world, often much closer to home than we think.
The cause seems to resonate. Slavery, rightly, gets people worked up.
The first Run for Love took place in 2013: a 1,000 mile run across Europe from Odessa (Ukraine) to Dubrovnik (Croatia) to fight child trafficking. More than 250 runners joined and £250,000 was raised to set up the first home for trafficked children in the UK.
“The journey changed our lives forever. Being part of such a powerful display of the possibility of a community – together with the unique perspectives it gave us on performance and natural fuel – inspired us to throw in our professional jobs.”
They even developed their own natural sports nutrition brand, TRIBE.
Run for Love II was a 2,000K brutal and hot running and cycling journey with dizzying daily distances through the mountain passes in the Austrian Alps.
In July 2017, Guy, Rob and Tom headed to Sarajevo to begin a 2,000km run and ride across nine countries to London in just 16 days to raise £1 million to fight human trafficking. They were joined by more than 250 runners.
The journey included 6 days of running 35 miles every day, and 8 days of biking up to 136 miles per day in 50+ degree heat.
They pushed their limits and fundraised over £95,000 for the TRIBE Freedom Foundation.
On the 1st January 2018, the Prime Minister awarded the Run for Love Team a “Points of Light” award in acknowledgment of their inspiring work, coordinating and completing Run for Love II.
Run for Love III
A 280K 6-day ultramarathon, across the stunning volcanic island of São Miguel, pushing the limits of human endurance.
Fundraising goal to fight modern slavery: £250,000
There are three Stages of Run for Love and you can choose from the following options:
- Full Run for Love (Stages 1-3): 6 days (280km). Experience the full Run for Love journey and create lifelong memories.
- Half Run for Love (Stages 2-3): 2 days (62km), Join for the penultimate day marathon through the spectacular Sete Cidades area and incredible lakeside camping + Volcanoes Half Marathon.
- The Volcanoes Half Marathon (Stage 3): 1 day (21km). The Final Day Half Marathon will bring 500 people together to circumnavigate the stunning volcanic landscape.
STAGE 1: DAYS 1-4
25-28 November 2019
Ponta Delgada – Calhetas
Average daily distance: 54KM. More than a marathon per day.
Accommodation: Wild Camping. Beach Camping.
Nutrition: Freeze-dried food by campfire. TRIBE bars.
Toughest day: 80km overnight stage. Depart 3am with glow sticks & torches -> Climb highest point in Azores as team -> Run along rim of island.
Key challenge: Navigating 30 degree inclines in mountainous region. Wild bats. Volcanic eruptions.
Runner Limit: 50 Runners.
STAGE 2: DAY 5
29 November 2019
Calhetas – Siete Ciedades
Daily distance: 42 KM.
Accommodation: Wild Camping. Beach Camping. Clifftop hotels.
Nutrition: Beach BBQ. Penultimate night party. TRIBE bars.
Toughest day: 42km hike/run into the stunning volcanic region of the Azores.
Key challenge: Battered legs. Atlantic gusts at altitude. 30 degree inclines on volcano rim.
Runner Limit: 100 Runners.
STAGE 3: DAY 6
30 November 2019
Volcanoes Half Marathon
The Grand Finale: We want the whole TRIBE community to join us for a stunning half marathon finale around the rim of a volcano in the Azores. Followed by massive post-race celebrations.
Daily distance: 21KM. Marked course with aid stations and support fueled by TRIBE
Accommodation: Wild Camping. Ponta Delgada hotels.
Nutrition: Beach BBQ. TRIBE bars. Epic post-race celebrations.
Runner Limit: 500 Runners.
Run for Love III was open to the entire TRIBE community, supported by weekly training sessions, information talks and longer ultra runs.
The Run for Love team will run as a TRIBE, with the aim of raising £250,000 to fight human trafficking and modern slavery.
The TRIBE community established the TRIBE Freedom Foundation to continue the journey they started in Odessa in 2013; to end modern slavery.
Image by Maria e Fernando Cabral