Join Team Friends and make your kilometers count!

Last year 162 supporters from more than 10 countries put on their running shoes in Cambodia and Singapore and made their kilometers matter. Together they raised an incredible $30,325 to build futures for marginalized children, youth and families across Southeast Asia.

This year we are getting even bigger and will be running in Bangkok as well! For all fundraisers there’ll be chances to win some fantastic prizes, to get a Friends’ race pack and to join us a post-race brunch at all locations!

With you, let’s beat last year’s amazing result!

THE RACES

This year we are going to be running at fantastic locations across Southeast Asia in November and December and are aiming to raise $40,000.
By running and fundraising for us you are helping to empower youth and improve the lives of children and families across Southeast Asia. We need as many people on board as possible to make this goal a reality!
All you need to do now is decide which race you’d like to join us at and follow the links to register!

Bangkok

Join us as we take on the BDMS Bangkok Marathon on 17th November 2019. Choose from 5km, 10km, the half marathon or if you feel up to it you could even do the full marathon!

You can register for the race here.

To be a part of Team Friends at this year’s Bangkok Marathon, you need to raise a minimum of ฿1,500 by October 30th.

Singapore

We will be at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon on 30th November and 1st December 2019! You can choose to run either the 5km, 10km, the half marathon or the full marathon.

Normal registration closes on 30th September 2019 and you can register here. Price goes up after this date.

To be part of Team Friends at this year’s Singapore Marathon, you need to commit to fundraising.

Cambodia

See the temples from a unique perspective at the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on 8th December! Decide which distance you would like to take part in. There’s a race to suit everyone with a 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km.

You can register through the website here or at their office.

Friends-International is not an official participant to the Angkor Wat marathon. All fundraising initiatives are a personal choice.   

Melbourne (TBC)

#RunWithFriends is coming over to Australia for a mini marathon!

Join us on November 30th (date to be confirmed) to run – or walk – 10km along the beach in Melbourne.

Stay tuned for registration and more information!   

Are you in? Let us know!

If you cannot attend any of these races but want to run at another location, get in touch!

3 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Run with us

To run with us, follow these steps:

  • Register to the race you’d like to join us at.
  • Let us know where you want to run and tell us a little more about you by filling in this form.
  • Join our campaign on SimplyGiving and create your own fundraising page. You can fundraise solo or as a team. Here is a guide to help you set up your page. Follow it carefully to make sure your page is associated with #RunWithFriends.
  • Start fundraising! Download our fundraising pack with plenty of tips and ideas to smash your fundraising target!

Help us change lives

Back our runners in Team Friends no matter where you are!
Visit our fundraising page and help us smash our fundraising target. The more we raise, the more children and young people we are able to work with and support!

Sponsor from the sidelines

You don’t like to run but still want to participate?
Sponsor one of Friends’ #Everydayheroes to run on your behalf while you take care of the fundraising!
Interested? Contact us.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

Run for a cause

Despite increasing development across Southeast Asia, much of the population continues to be marginalized from society. Every year, Friends-International supports 51,000 children, youth and their families to go to school, to attend vocational training and to find employment.

Scratch off your bucket list

Whether you want to run amongst the temples of Angkor Wat, in the frenzy of Bangkok or in the mind-blowing streets of Singapore, that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Win amazing prizes

Be one of the best fundraisers and get the chance to win amazing prizes: a night for two in a luxurious boutique hotel, restaurant & massage vouchers, products from our stores and more surprises to be revealed!

children-youth-paintHave fun together

No one likes to run alone! Be part of a team and get encouraged by our cheerleaders on the sideline. A post-race brunch party will be organized, a great way to finish up and to celebrate with the other runners.

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