BENEFITING: WELLS OF LIFE INC
EVENT: 3rd Annual Run 4 Water 5k/1k
EVENT DATE: Apr 22, 2018
Emily McCarthy wrote -
Mother Teresa said, “If you can’t save 100 children, save one. "
Every year thousands of children die in Uganda from drinking dirty water. For $6000 Wells of Life can drill a well and provide clean water to 1000 people for 25 years, saving countless lives.
I am raising funds to drill a well in Uganda, please sponsor me in the upcoming Wells of Life 5K run. Please click on the sponsor button and give generously!
Take a look at the work Wells of Life is doing in this video and be generous.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQbjPEHWirY&authuser=0
We believe every life counts!
Our goal is to fund 100 "Wells of Life Giving Water" Wells to supply clean water and hope to the rural villagers of Uganda. One well costs $6,000 to produce and install, and serves 1,000 people for 25 years. 100% of the well donation money goes solely to well production costs.
We believe clean drinking water is a basic human right for all people. We view the lack of water as the taproot of poverty in the developing world. By providing water to communities, we have seen a measurable step towards sustainable living, a decrease in water-borne illness, a 50% decrease in infant mortality, and the opportunity of schooling for children, especially girls and women.
Equally important is the opportunity for our local families to draw closer together through service. Being of service increases our empathy, humanity and appreciation for the gifts we have daily. Everyone has an opportunity to make a difference, to use their time, talent and treasures to save lives; and inspire their peers. Partnering with corporations allows everyone to play a part and promotes teamwork. This strengthens community and family bonding; and everyone becomes a champion of change!
When our local communities and school children place a “well of life” in a community in Uganda, they’re able to see photos of the villagers they are serving. There will be a dedication plaque placed at the well with the donor's name and message. And the people of Uganda are able to see that their lives matter! Giving the gift of clean water is the most measurable act of love and service anyone can provide.
Registration will be available online until Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Registration will be available in person on Friday & Saturday (see early packet pickup information below) and Sunday/race day morning. There are absolutely no refunds.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Run4Water 5K
- 7:00 AM - Registration/Festival Opens
- 8:30 AM - Opening Ceremony
- 9:00 AM - 5K Race Starts
- 9:10 AM - 1K Race Starts
- 12:00 AM - Event Concludes
Laguna Niguel Regional Park 28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.
Parking is available inside Laguna Niguel Regional Park for $5.00.
Click here to see a map of the 5K & 1K courses.
All registered participants will receive an official time, t-shirt and medal. All race participants must pick up their race bib at the registration tent prior to the event. Registration opens at 7:00 AM or you can pick your race packet and bib up in advance.
Early Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration
Friday, April 20 between 3:00 – 7:00 PM and
Saturday, April 21 between 12:00 – 4:00 PM
14451 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, California 92691
Participants can pick up race items up for a maximum of two other participants. A signed and printed out copy of the waiver must be presented, as well as a copy of the participant’s photo ID. If you would like to pick race items up for a group of 2+ participants, please contact us before Tuesday, April 17.
Awesome prizes will be given to the overall top 3 runners (M/F), top 3 age division winners (M/F), individual top fundraiser, and team leader of the top team fundraiser!