Running across Europe to end the exploitation of Refugees starting in May 2020 in aid of


Run to Refuge is a 2000 mile run from Greece to London to raise awareness of the needs of the most vulnerable people in society including refugees and survivors of exploitation and modern slavery. By making the journey across Europe on foot I will experience some of the challenges that refugees experience and highlight how the right of asylum is fundamental to a compassionate society.


Run to refuge is raising money for the Tribe Freedom Foundation to support their aim of ending modern slavery.


If you would like to donate to the cause please head over to JustGiving and let's end modern slavery together.


If you would like to consider joining me for part of or all of the run to run or be part of the support crew, I would love to hear from you so please do get in touch using the form below.


I am also hoping to find people who might be able to provide some support along the way, perhaps with driving a support vehicle, providing accommodation or even some financial assistance. If you think you can help at all please do get in touch. Any support would be very gratefully received. 


Thanks so much 



  • Tom Crossland

A Busy Week for Run to Refuge

I am very excited to let you all know that I have been selected to be a member of Team WAA in 2020. This is an awesome opportunity to be part of such an inspiring group of people, taking part in some of the toughest races and adventures in the world. It's also really great to be able to wear WAA Ultra kit during the run, since I have been wearing their kit during the last year of training and find it exceptionally comfortable and practical for ultra running.

Secondly, I had an interview with Coach Rob Wilby on the Oxygen Addict Triathlon Podcast. Please listen in if you want to hear more about my personal story and motivation for the run, as well as some information about the logistics of putting a project like this together. It was great to be given the chance to talk about the project on the podcast.

I will be talking with Sarah Walker on BBC Radio Berkshire at around 10 am on Tuesday morning about the project, so clear your schedule and have a listen.

Photo by James Owen on Unsplash

Training this week has been a bit hit and miss due to work commitments and the weather but I am looking forward to heading out on to the trails for a long run later today and then having a bimble around the Brecon Beacons tomorrow, in what looks like it is going to be a really sunny, cold and frosty day on the hills. I can't wait.

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