The Human Race


A global race for climate action for the people who need it most.

OCHA Alioune Ndiaye

“The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.”
António Guterres – UN Secretary General

We need your help to get the world racing against the climate-crisis clock.


For World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we will race to highlight the human cost of the climate crisis.


Time is running out for millions of people. We can ensure their voices are heard and their needs top the agenda when world leaders meet in November at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). 


Together with some of the biggest names in sport, we will encourage the world – including millions of people on fitness apps – to run, walk, swim, row, cycle. But this time, it’s to save lives and the environment.

Take the baton.

Join us in #TheHumanRace

OCHA P. Person

How can you help:

1. Become an ambassador for #TheHumanRace.
Let your followers know what it’s about and why it’s so important they join.
2. Share the campaign on your social channels.
Become our voice by spreading the word across your social channels.
3. Take part in #TheHumanRace challenge
and encourage your followers to follow suit and join you on the day.


World Humanitarian Day is the UN’s annual flagship humanitarian campaign, reaching millions of people to advocate for the well-being and dignity of crisis-affected people, for aid worker safety and for urgent action to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.

#TheHumanRace / Photo credits in order of appearance © OCHA Alioune Ndiaye / © UNICEF / © OCHA P. Peron