Hiking for PACES | Norway 2023

In the summer of 2023 PACES organized its third ‘Hiking for PACES’ campaign; a hiking fundraiser bringing together PACES’ friends and supporters from around the world with a mission to raise awareness about the organization and funds to support its Sport for Development program.

The trip took place between 29 July – 4 August 2023 in Norway, which coincided with our presence in Oslo for the Norway Cup 2023 – where two PACES teams participated in the largest international youth football tournament for boys and girls. The hiking team raised over $150,000 in funds to support PACES’ program, and got the chance to watch the children play football and live, first hand, the spirit of PACES.

To learn more about the campaign, visit our JustGiving page.

PAST CAMPAIGNS: London Marathon 2022

For our 2022 fundraising campaign, PACES is participated in the 2022 London Marathon for the first time among the UK’s top charities. The 42km race took place on the 2nd of October, 2022. We were honored that long-time friend of PACES, Helen Al Uzaizi, ran for us. Helen is a triathlete and has been an active member of the PACES community since she ran the Dubai Marathon for PACES in 2016, and currently serves as a member on its Board of Trustees.

The funds raised went towards the support of PACES’ Sports for Development Program which, since establishment, has served over 33,500 children, 2,350 young female and male coaches, and over 200 local partners. PACES’ program promotes gender equality, and has successfully reached and maintained a 50% female participation rate.