ABOUT THE RACE
The Race4Good® Global Youth League is a student leadership programme unlike any other, bringing together schools from around the world to take part in a series of groundbreaking races aimed at uplifting communities in need.
We aim to provide every young person the opportunity to participate in Race4Good.
INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION
TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS
RESEARCH, CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING
CONFIDENCE, SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-REFLECTION
COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING AND RESPECT
BUSINESS PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY
COURAGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
EMPATHY AND COMPASSION
DEEP GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
POSITIVE ADDICTION TO HIGH-IMPACT SERVICE
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ACTION-YOU LIVE IT!
IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY
A STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
Each school team, comprising of students and international business mentors, competes to develop sustainable uplift plans that will change lives, forever. Through a fast-paced, online race format, teams are given a specific number of days or weeks to research real-life issues and develop business plans to uplift carefully chosen communities.
THE SCHOOL TEAMS
As teams progress over a three or five-week race with multiple rounds, they start to tackle more complex issues, including healthcare, infrastructure, design, education, and water harvesting.
This is not a paper exercise – winning solutions are implemented within days!
Designed to appeal to students of all ages and interests, the race complements:
The International Baccalaureate
CAS – Community Action Service
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Cambridge Global Perspectives
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The race develops responsible global citizens, tomorrow’s leaders – caring, compassionate, inquiring, internationally-minded, empathetic, and knowledgeable young people who can create a better world through the development of intercultural understanding and respect.
The Race4Good Story
To provide a complete picture of what Race4Good is truly about, it's important to share inspiring events that have led founder, Linda Cruse, to develop the concept that is poised to change the world.
2000 to 2002
The start of a new life as a frontline humanitarian
The narrative begins when Linda left her corporate job and travelled to China in 2000, then soon after to India where she led an entrepreneurial training programme in a refugee camp.
Immense Learning Opportunities
Builds Key Leadership and Business Skills
Race4Good targets leadership skills, innovation, critical thinking and public speaking. Students form dynamic teams, supported by international business mentors, and compete against other schools from around the world.
Develops Key Life Skills
By having the opportunity to engage with and uplift carefully chosen communities, from families in the Himalayas to nomadic tribes in Morocco, students are given a unique platform to develop critical life skills including cultural sensitivity, compassion, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.
The Global Impact of Race4Good
Creates multi-family cooperatives
Addresses critical community needs, including:
Design and infrastructure
Sport and wellbeing