The Hope Alive Tour is a charity challenge like no other. Treading in the footprints of the great anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce, it pitches 9 runners on an incredible 390-mile UK relay adventure: the equivalent of two marathons per runner across four days.
The international tour also involves running a marathon in either Sierra Leone, Uganda or Moldova, culminating in a few days of social action.
"Experience of a lifetime, loved every minute" - Runner from the Hope Alive Tour 2017.
If you are a runner then the tour is for you. Each relay leg is between 5-10 miles and the marathon is there for you to attempt if you apply for the international tour. Finishing as a team is the goal, not breaking a world record.
Hope Alive UK Tour consists of the following elements:
Nine runners completing a four day relay from Hull to Cambridge via Liverpool and Nottingham. Each city is significant to Wilberforce and slavery in the 1800’s and Operation Orphan.
Wednesday Evening - Arrive in Hull
Thursday Morning - Pre Tour brief/training and leave Hull
Friday Morning - Arrive Liverpool
Saturday Morning - Arrive in Nottingham
Beeston 5km Park Run
Breakfast and charity briefing at Operation Orphan HQ
Leave For Cambridge
Sunday Morning - Arrive in Cambridge
Breakfast at King Bill Pub
Hope Alive International Tour consists of the following elements:
Team to complete the above UK Tour
Team to travel to either Sierra Leone, Uganda or Moldova
Complete a marathon
Engage in 3 days of social action in that country, directly helping the children supported by the charity
What will it cost?
All inclusive cost £375
Moldova £1395 (£320 flights + £375 UK element + £700 international element)
Sierra Leone £2075 (£1000 flights and visa + £375 UK element + £700 international element)
Uganda £1775 (£700 flights and visa + £375 UK element + £700 international element)
UK Tour only - (Team to arrive in Hull the evening before start date)
Thursday 10 October 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019
Thursday 23 April 2020 - Sunday 26 April 2020
Thursday 25 June 2020 - Sunday 28 June 2020
Thursday 15 October 2020 - Sunday 18 October 2020
April 2021 - Dates TBC
International Tour (Please indicate on the application form if you would like to discuss this one of the team)
Uganda - April 2020 - Dates TBC
Moldova - October 2020 - Dates TBC
Sierra Leone - April 2021 - Dates TBC
How do I apply?
Please complete application form below.
Accepted applications are allocated places on a first come first served basis.
Should a tour be full we will notify you immediately and discuss alternative options.
Hope Alive Tour Application Form
Please complete and submit