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June 25, 2020

The average pilgrim will walk 72km during their Hajj. This multiplied by the approximate 2.5million people that attend Hajj, is a cumulative 180 million kilometers walked over the days of Hajj.

What is the challenge?

With Hajj looking different to every other year due to COVID-19, the crowds of pilgrims we are so used to seeing walking between the rites of Hajj, will be significantly smaller.

To keep this spirit of Hajj alive, Islamic Relief volunteers and challengers from across the globe will be walking, jogging, cycling or running this distance over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and we want YOU to join in!

Plan your 10 days, grab your running shoes, your hiking boots or even your bicycle and set off on your Hajj inspired journey this year!

How to take part:

  1. Decide what your 72km activity will be
  2. To register send us an email:
  3. We will then set up a crowdfunding page for you.
  4. Share your plans on social media and tag @islamicreliefsa
  5. Use your crowdfunding page to fund raise towards our water projects.
  6. Complete your challenge over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and save lives!

Once you’ve signed up, keep us updated on how you get on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@islamicreliefsa and @IRChallenges)


The Cause: Provide Water for Life

Water is the key to all life. Yet across the globe, a staggering 785 million people are going thirsty each and every day. Without safe and clean water to drink, these people risk dehydration, disease and at worse: death.

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.” [Ahmad]

Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.

By signing up to this challenge, the funds you raise will help provide clean and safe water to families in desperate need. Sign up now and help save lives. 

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