World With No Borders will participate in the Benelux Run, 810 kilometer up challenging hills and along a mountainous landscape. From May 2 to 5 2012, the Benelux Run relay race will be held starting in a small town in Luxembourg called La Roche. The runners will travel through the Belgian Ardenne finishing in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. It is the first time that this run will be organized under the auspices of the Athletics Union. The Benelux Run is a unique international relay race emcompassing three countries. The members of each relay team will take turns running throughout the day and night. They follow a trail of small but well paved roads.
The team will consist of twelve runners and two counselors. The first days are particularly tough as the runners have to hurdle over the Luxembourg hills and through the winding Belgian Ardenne area. But also the Keutenberg in Holland’s south Limburg provence is a challenge where the road slopes upward at 22% incline. The runners hope to maintain a speed of 10 km per hour which will bring them to the finishing point in Delfzijl on time.
The team is running for a good cause. They hope to raise enough funds through sponsors to get a library built on the border of Pakistan and China for the Al-Hussain Model School in Sost. All are welcome to sponsor our team with a financial contribution. One of the projects of the foundation is the Al-Hussain Model School Sost on the border of Pakistan and China. Objective is to improve the facilities in and around the school considerably. A new library is part of it. It will encompass a computer lab and an audiovisual room and there are plans for a hostel for children who come from afar.