Join us and advocates across the globe in our mission to bring clean water and fullness of life to children in Africa and India.
Walk, run, or push a stroller with us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water on May 6th, 2017. Each registration provides lasting clean water to a child in Africa and on race day you walk/run with that child’s picture on your race bib.
DATE: Saturday morning, May 6th, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: starting and finishing at Clackamette Park (1955 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045)
The course is 6 kilometers (3.72 miles), out-and-back along the Clackamas River:
Kids are welcome to participate in the full six kilometers, and should sign up in the same way as everyone else. However, we will offer a 1K run for kids at 9:45 AM, and for that kids run we’ll remain on the paths within Clackamette Park.
What’s the course?
See the map above; the course treks along the Clackamas River, from Clackamette Park, taking the Clackamas River Trail, across the footbridge into Gladstone, and along the other side of the river until the turnaround mark (at 3K). The out-and-back 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) is on a pedestrian-friendly route. We believe all will be able to walk this distance, and we’ll be out there together to encourage one another.
Can kids participate?
Yes! We’re planning a kids run with a shorter distance as well (1K loop inside Clackamette Park, enjoyed after the 6K walk/run is complete). Of course, all are welcome to walk or run the full 6K (3.72 miles). Kids signup for only half the registration fee ($25 for age 15 and younger).
Six kilometers (3.72 miles) is the distance women and children in Africa must walk every day to fetch water. This trek is often treacherous and often the water is unclean for drinking. All of our proceeds go to World Vision water projects. The Water Effect is real!
What if I can’t run that far?
You don’t have to run. Plus, it’s a few months away, so preparing through a guided training plan will get to ready for the day. Your endurance leading up to that day — not to mention the added health benefit of walking and running — will get you ready to embrace the journey those in Africa must face every day.
Can I give and not run?
Yes. All donations are welcome. Please visit the Renew 6K for Water page to give securely through World Vision. (Renew Church will also accept offline donations to this noble project. Please note ‘6K for Water’ on the memo line and send your check to PO Box 3222, Oregon City, OR 97045.)
Who else is running/walking?
There are more than 22,000 participants all around the globe. The Global 6K for Water is, well, global, as we join the efforts of so many, and so many great organizations, working together to solve the global water crisis with the resources God has given us.
You’re welcome to invite others who cannot join us in Oregon City on May 6th. They can run anywhere, and you as well as them will get a bib noting a unique child supported through this water project.
We believe every child deserves clean water. For a mere fifty dollars (your entrance fee), you can provide clean water for a child for life (!). Water is essential to life; water is life! Communities are changed with access to clean water, hygiene training and so many other
Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. We believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes, and World Vision is focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community they work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places.
World Vision is the leading nongovernmental (NGO) provider of clean water. We reach one new person with clean water every 30 seconds. We work alongside communities so that they take ownership in maintenance and repair of water points. This results in water that continues to flow long after our work concludes. The longevity of World Vision water projects is unsurpassed.
In joining Team World Vision we get to fund water projects that will serve their communities for decades.
World Vision and their partners commit to expanding our reach from providing clean water to one new person every 30 seconds to reaching one new person every 10 seconds with clean water and sanitation by 2020, and then continuing at that pace for another 10 years until we reach everyone everywhere we work by 2030.