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

What a difference a week makes

What a difference a week makes! I am not going to apologise for last week’s somber blog, as I want all of you to know that it’s not all running and training that makes up a journey like this. There are mental and personal trials alongside training; which to be physically and mentally strong, they need to be acknowledged. Although this week is a lot more positive!

Managed to get away with my partner this week, taking some time to train on the South Downs and getting back into the mindset for Run to Refuge. It has been confirmed that on the final two days of Run to Refuge, there will be a running event, in Ashford, Kent, organised by Tribe Freedom Foundation, click on the link for more details

For those of you who are interested in crewing for me in the first two weeks of this fantastic journey, there has been a recent availability and we would really appreciate any time you can give to this worthy cause, while taking in the beauty of Greece at the end of April 2020. If you are interested please fill out the form on the website. Thank you to those who have signed up already as volunteers, this could not be done without you and I truly appreciate your generosity.

I would like to take this opportunity to give BIG shout out to Bill McCarthy who will start running very soon, in the Alps to Ocean Ultra. YOU GOT THIS BILL!

Finally, this Saturday I will be running in the TRIBE X Maverick Run Free, looking forward to getting back in contact with some people and doing some catching up.

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