I have ran the Abootsford Run for Water trail run for the past two years. It is a good cause and now that I have moved to Alberta I am glad that I am still able to partake in this event and support the cause.
Calgary Run for Water is a non-profit organization that raises money for clean water projects in Ethiopia. For the 5th year, the Run for Water will feature a 10k Run, and 5k Walk/Jog/Run, as well as a 500m event for kids 5 years and under.
Money raised by donating and fundraising goes to providing clean water, which means that Ethiopian families no longer have to go on daily journeys just to access contaminated water. With access to safe, clean drinking water, kids in the village can go to school, mothers can start businesses, fathers can water their crops, and lives are no longer lost to waterborne diseases.
To date, the Calgary Run for Water has raised more than $450,000, bringing clean water to more than 11,000 people in Ethiopia. Imagine if we ALL fundraised or donated? Think about the profound impact we can make.
Start/Finish Location: Confluence Plaza @ St. Patrick's Island
Start Times: 5K - 09:35am