“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – Vincent, 40.3 Freedom Race supporter
Back for the third year since its inception, the 40.3 Freedom Race offers participants an opportunity to fight slavery with their favourite fitness or sports activity. Open to everyone of all ages and fitness levels, participants could select any of the three iconic 40.3-themed distance, duration and interval training challenges. An additional steps challenge was added to the fitness mix this year to cater to the growing fitness interests.
This year, the 40.3 Freedom Race drew strong interest from corporates who wanted to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable communities displaced by global crises, conflicts and wars. Recognising HAGAR’s long history and specialist role in restoring survivors and empowering communities, global companies such as Agilent Technologies, Liberty Specialty Markets, Linklaters, Macquarie, Microsoft, Micron Technology, Napier rallied their employees, and formed teams internally to take up the challenge!
At the end of the 10-day virtual race, more than $314,000 was raised, enabling the provision of critical care and support to 4,173 survivors of human trafficking and exploitation!
If you would like to provide ongoing support to these marginalised communities, click here to be part of the EMPOWER programme to see communities free and healed from the trauma of human trafficking, slavery and abuse.
Keen to join the 2023 edition of the 40.3 Freedom Race? To get notified of the race, drop your email and name here.