Global 6k for Water 2019
May 04, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Bib that Matters Most
World Vision hosts world’s biggest 6K walk for water May 4th
World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and reaches three more schools every day with clean water.
Nearly, 1,000 children die every day because of a lack of clean water and sanitation. The Global 6K for Water is a one day, worldwide event where thousands will unite to literally save lives through the gift of clean water,” said Ashley Colquitt, the Global 6K for Water Race Director. “Last year, over 28,000 people in countries around the world ran and walked to bring clean water to those in need. This year, we’re hoping even more people join us in our goal to bring life changing clean water to 50,000 children who desperately need it.”
The distance is significant. 6 kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles, or 15 laps around a track) is the average distance people usually women and girls—walk to get water for their families and homes in the developing world. Often, the walk is dangerous, children miss school to fulfill this household need, and the water is dirty. When you participate in World Vision’s Global 6K, every step you take is one they won’t have to.
Walk, run, or even push a stroller —however you cross the finish line, you’ll help transform the lives of women and children like 5 year old Grace in Uganda, who starts and ends her day with a dangerous 6 kilometer walk to fetch disease ridden water.
Sign-up and participation is easy! When you register online, World Vision will send you a Global 6K for Water t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a race bib with a photo of the child that you’ll be walking or running for that day.
A group of churches in this area are working together to host a walk site at Life Community Church on the 4th. The walk will begin at 9am.
For more information, or to register online, visit the World Vision website.