Run the World gives presentations to junior and senior schools around the world. The talks are lively, fun and interactive and aim to use the Run the World story to impress upon students the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.

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“On the 21st of September we were priviliged to host Dan Thompson at Ecole Ruban Vert, the International School of Gabon, where children and staff have started training for the Marathon du Gabon which takes place every year in December. Dan flew in to Libreville that very morning, and came to our school to deliver presentations to our secondary and then our primary students, before leaving to run his 10 km along the coast.

Dan’s stories of his runs from around the world and his focus on lifestyle choices inspired our children, and there was no shortage of questions –  which Dan answered with passion and patience. Many of our students have felt challenged to consider how they could lead a healthier lifestyle, and we envisage record numbers participating at various distances in the Marathon du Gabon 2018.

ERV would like to wish Dan every success for the remaining legs of his outstanding running challenge, and please know that he is still being talked about by our students!

Thank you for your visit, from ERV”

Ecole Ruban Vert, Libreville, Gabon

“Dan´s visit and presentation to our students was received with enthusiasm. The students interacted with him in a relaxed  manner, asking questions he was happy to answer at length. The presentation was engaging, age appropriate and supportive of our objectives in encouraging our students to lead a healthy life style. We wish him well in attaining his goal.”

E.S.C.O.L.A. Luanda, Angola

‘Thank you so much Dan for bringing your energy to Arsal! The kids were enthusiastic to run with you as evident from their very excitable start to the run, and we thank you as well for your wonderful and kind words about the work we do and our students. Best of luck in your future runs!’

SB Overseas, Arsal Refugee Camp, Lebanon / Syria border

“Children at the Tahaddi Education Center were excited to join Dan for his Beirut run against cancer and had been training for the 10 K with him for weeks. The 34 children who ran with Dan were then delighted to have him visit them in their own community a few days later. At Tahaddi, Dan gave simple tips to lead healthier lives, all the while very sensitive to the social context and economic hardships these families, many of whom were refugees, faced.Thank you Dan for reminding and inspiring all of us to exercise more and adopt healthier lifestyles!”

The Tahaddi Lebanon team, Beirut

“We very much enjoyed welcoming Dan to Cargilfield. His target is inspirational and prompted lots of questions from the children – some of whom joined him for a run that morning. He has certainly inspired this headmaster to tackle more ambitious projects in the future.”

Cargilfield School, Edinburgh

“Dan’s Run the World Challenge presentation to the students at the American International School of Nouakchott in Mauritania was age-appropriate, informative,  and inspirational.  Students were engaged, attentive, and intrigued by the unique challenge he has undertaken.  Dan reinforced what we as educators are already discussing with our students – such as the importance of staying active, eating/drinking healthy, and getting enough sleep.  His genuine desire to encourage students to maintain a healthy life style to help fight against life-threatening diseases is truly a lesson everyone can learn from.”

American International School, Nouakchott, Mauritania (Junior and Senior School talks)

“Today our Sophomores were visited by Dan Thompson. Dan has undertaken to run 10k in every country by the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. With his Run the World Challenge, Dan is promoting the physical and mental health benefits of sport and physical activity, and raising money for cancer research. It was a great honor to meet you!”

St George’s School, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Senior School talk)

“It was an absolute delight to have met you Dan. You are such an inspiration to our students and what you are doing takes a lot of courage, patience and dedication . Listening to you has made us all at BIS realise how important it is for us take care of ourselves and others just by raising awareness about health matters and going the extra mile. Thank you Dan, we may not run the miles with you physically but we hope to keep you in our thoughts and prayers always while spurring you on silently.”

British International School, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Senior School talk)

“Thank YOU, it was a wonderful presentation and you most definitely have a knack for speaking at schools. We all really enjoyed it, learned a lot and was inspired. Thank you again for visiting Cedar International School and thank you for the great work you are doing for our global community…keep up the good work.”

Cedars International School, Road Town, British Virgin Islands (Combined School talk)

“Dan’s assembly was well presented and pitched at the right level for our pupils. I would highly recommend a visit from Dan and joining him on his 10km run was definitely the icing on the cake for our staff!”

British International School, Tashkent, Uzbekistan