Runners put their best foot forward to raise awareness and vital funds to help Hope for Justice combat modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Trondheim Freedom Run took place for the third consecutive year, with a total of 48 runners taking part.
The event was held at Dokkparken in Trondheim, Trøndelag county, Norway.
Participants challenged themselves to run as many laps of the 450-metre route as they could in one hour. Meanwhile, children also played their part by running in a shorter race, which lasted about 15 minutes.
There was a bouncy castle, face-painting and a ‘spin the wheel’ game for families, which attracted many passers-by and created opportunities to raise awareness about modern slavery.
Karoline Løvoll Strømme, Hope for Justice’s Project Manager in Bergen, and one of the event organisers, said: “We’re thrilled that so many people could join us on the day of the Freedom Run in Trondheim.
“The pandemic put a stop to the event for two years, but in 2022 we were back and ready to use our running power to raise awareness about modern-day slavery and raise funds to combat the issue in Norway.
“A big thank you to all of the runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters, who took part in this fantastic event. We are so grateful for all that you have done to help Hope for Justice have even more of an impact.”
The event raised a fantastic 52000 NOK. Every single penny raised will be used to combat the issue of modern-day slavery and human trafficking in Norway, helping to bring freedom for people whose lives are being unjustly affected by this crime.
There are an estimated 40.3 million people trapped in modern slavery across the globe today – more than at any other time in history.
Hope for Justice is working to prevent exploitation, rescue victims, restore lives and reform society.
Karoline Løvoll Strømme said: “Our global team is working on the frontlines to fight this injustice but our effectiveness is dependent on every person playing their part. That is why we are so proud of everyone who got involved in the Freedom Run.”
Hope for Justice partnered with two churches in Trondheim, Salem and Salt, to organise the Freedom Run on Saturday, April 23. The congregations helped us to arrange the event and recruit runners.
To find out how you can get involved in the movement, click here.