Room to Read

Room to Read

Since 1999, the award-winning non-profit Room to Read has been improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. It was founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” and the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments. Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children, and supports … Continue reading

The Yak Pack

The Yak Pack

In support of Room to Read‘s mission, the Yak Pack was founded to run marathons and other running events as a way of raising both awareness and funds. For the past three years Tom Monroe has been running the beautiful Jungfrau Marathon as a Yak Pack runner. Since 2011, his group has grown. This year, Christian and AnneMarie of Marathon Sprachen and idezo gmbh will … Continue reading

The Perfect Runner

The Perfect Runner

The Perfect Runner celebrates the modern love of long-distance running by exploring our evolutionary past as a species defined by its ability to run. Learn more about the film, watch behind the scenes footage and take an interactive journey through the evolution of running. How did our ancestors survive the shift from trees to land? … Continue reading

The Speakers

The Speakers

We want the Swiss Premiere of Clearwater <documentary>’s  The Perfect Runner to be more than just a special screening. That’s why we’ve found active and motivational speakers from the local community to speak for around ten minutes on what they are passionate about. Consider it a mini TED before the feature that will get you engaged … Continue reading

Your Money Supports

Your Money Supports

The Swiss Premiere of The Perfect Runner will have all proceeds go to support Room to Read’s projects of bringing education through literacy to children in developing countries, and to support gender equality in learning. Donations from people just like you have already gone on to support girls, like the ones in Girl Rising and to … Continue reading

Our Sponsors and Supporters

Our Sponsors and Supporters

Planning such a large and ambitious event that creates the maximum value for everyone involved takes the coordination of many people and the support of generous sponsors, whom we would like to thank here: Marathon Sprachen — Win language instruction idezo gmbh Strobel Public Relations On Running — Win a pair of On shoes and run on … Continue reading