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.
The average person in North America is only 5 seconds away from clean water...the average person in Ethiopia is a 5 hour walk away from water. This shouldn't be. BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS.
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.
THIS YEAR DON’T JUST RUN, RAISE!
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Start/Finish Location: Confluence Plaza @ St. Patrick's Island
Start Times: 10K - 09:30am; 5K - 09:35am; 500m Kids Race - 09:00am
Race Package Pickup: June 7th at Strides Running Store, Marda Loop location at 4pm - 8pm. Our out-of-town race participants can also pick-up their race packages on race morning, between 07:30am - 09:10am.