Over the last 12 months, the UK Government has failed refugees on every level. We’ve seen the refugee crisis in Afghanistan result in thousands being housed indefinitely in hotels. We’ve watched as the Nationality and Borders Bill has threatened the very right to asylum. We’ve been shocked by the Home Office’s plans to deport people seeking asylum to Rwanda. And we’ve witnessed the Government’s inability to offer a proper resettlement route to Ukrainian refugees.
It’s been a journey, and now it’s time for yours. Join the Race for Refugees and tell the world that refugees deserve better. At Refugee Action, we’ve been standing up for people seeking safety since 1981, and our work is needed now more than ever. The money you raise will power our frontline services and our campaigns. Whether you lace up your running shoes, dust of your bike or pull on your swimming cap, every step you make in your Race for Refugees will give hope and fight for change.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Race for Refugees is our annual fundraising event that you can do from anywhere. You do it when you like, and you decide on the distance. You can run, walk, cycle, swim or dance. We’ve even had someone complete their race on a pogo stick! Here’s how to get started.
Meet our Community of Racers
Junayd and his bike
Taking part for the second year running, Junayd committed to cycling 40 miles a week, taking on the roads of rural Cambridgeshire for refugees. And the previous year he ran 40km. Thank you Junayd for being a part of the Race for Refugees family!
Kisaco Research’s company walk
The team at Kisaco research got involved by organising sponsored walks across the globe. Different teams came together to walk and they tracked their actions on Strava, raising over £1,800 for our work. What a bunch of legends.
Orla and pals
Inspired to take action after seeing how support for refugee families had crumbled during the pandemic, Orla and her housemates ran 500km over a month as part of their Race for Refugees. They raised over £1,600 thanks to generous friends and family.