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APPACDM do Porto has been helping children and adults with mental disabilities for more than 50 years

Ace Africa is an award-winning NGO working in Kenya and Tanzania helping people to take control of their future

Laureus Sport for Good currently supports more than 200 programmes in over 40 countries that use the power of sport to transform lives


A # that became a movement

Race for Good was born in 2018 when its founder André Villas-Boas decided to participate in the prestigious Dakar rally. After realizing the awareness his media impact was having on such a race, he decided to take advantage of it and created #raceforgood.

This movement couldn’t have had a better beginning, such a demanding rally like Dakar was the perfect metaphor for the institutions that Race For Good supports. 

In such a rally each km is a challenge, but each km brings the possibility for the message to be spread further and further, crossing frontiers without any limits, making that Dakar even more personal for its founder André Villas-Boas.

The message of APPACDM Porto, Ace Africa and Laureus had a strong start in the Peruvian dunes, creating awareness for their noble causes, their volunteers, their users, their richness in spirit, their heroes, but as well raising attention to the difficulties that all of them go through on the day-to-day life, be it lack of funding, social exclusion, poverty and lack of means. 

Our Founder

André Villas-Boas is one of the most respected young football coaches in the world. He has been manager of Académica Coimbra and his beloved F.C Porto in Portugal, English Premier League clubs Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese League and most recently Olympique de Marseille in France. He won many titles in his career and looks forwards to having even more success with the causes of Race for Good.

THE Institutions

APPCDM Porto , Ace Africa, Laureus have a unique place in our hearts

They are what drives us, what motivates us, what inspires us to race and keep racing for good. Our goal is to help them and make their noble word spread, making an impact and changing lives for better.


The ones that help us create more smiles

Know all about our unique and special partners that share the same values and goals as us, making our movement grow stronger, reaching new highs, and making a difference in people’s lives.