Run for their lives

Can you help bring vital food and aid to those who need it the most, by running for their lives? In many countries vulnerable Christians are last in line when official aid is distributed. Whether you’re organising your own run or joining an event every £56 you fundraise could equip a Rapid Response team to bring emergency food aid to a family of persecuted believers impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Just follow these 4 simple steps

  1. Choose your route! On a treadmill, pounding the streets or at an organised event.
  2. Set up your fundraising page.
  3. Tell us all about it by registering your challenge.
  4. Get running!

We have lots of useful resources to help you share what you’re doing with friends and family and don’t forget to tag us on socials @opendoorsuk. We’d love to see how you get on!

Got a place in an event already and want to fundraise for Open Doors? Great! Tell us all about it and we’ll support you all the way.


Take part in the Vitality 10k or Great North Run in 2021? Register your interest here and we’ll be in touch nearer the time.


Mike Walker, Bristol

“It’s been a blast – a massive thank you to everyone who donated, cheered me on and ran with me. When we hear about the persecution of our brothers and sisters worldwide, it can sometimes feel a hopeless situation we can do nothing about. But all of us can do something - and for me, that ‘something’ was using my legs to run a half marathon!”

Get involved

Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
Together, we can reach those where persecution hits hardest.