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

Back in business

Sorry for the silence.

I have had a period of reflection over the past few weeks. It is a combination of exhaustion and uncertainty meaning it has had a slight negative impact on my motivation. That said after some research and some soul searching, I have decided to go ahead with Run to Refuge but have chosen to run the length of the English and Welsh Coastal path, meaning that the distance I am running is now about 2,800 miles!

With that in mind, I am determined to keep strong and carry on in my plight to complete the Run to Refuge, all the while raising funds and awareness for human trafficking and modern-day slavery. My journey has been halted but my mission is still very clear!

I have spent the summer building resilience and maintaining fitness by taking part in virtual ultra-marathons, mainly the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee, which came along just at the right time and got me back to training. I also completed the Virtual Lakeland 100 and the Ultra-x Month of Miles. I am currently part of a team competing in the Circumpolar Race Around the World. This is a 30,000-mile team race around the world via the poles.

Please let me know if you are interested in offering help as a volunteer crew member, a fellow runner or perhaps you would like to support or help us raise life-changing funds. Either way grateful for your input.

That’s it from me now. I look forward to getting back to my training and hope you continue to follow my journey. Thank you to you all for your continued support.



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