Grateful for the Global 6K for Water! (2016)

On March 19th of this year 8,000 people from all over the planet gathered to walk an ordinary distance for an extraordinary cause and together brought clean water to nearly 10,000 people through World Vision’s Water projects in Africa.

<strong>Want to join the 2017 run/walk 6K for Water? It’s May 6th. All the details here » 

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The Global 6K for Water was as a tremendous success on March 19th. Together our little group in Oregon City provided life-changing water for life for 116 kids in Africa! Sign up above to stay in the loop about next time. (And we promise to never send spam or share your email address with others. We’ll just send a few periodic emails about how you can help provide life-changing water.)

Renew OC 6K for Water

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Course for 6K for Water (March 19th in Oregon City)

Join us and advocates across the globe in our mission to bring clean water and fullness of life to children in Africa.

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Walk, run, or push a stroller with us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water on March 19, 2016. 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.

» SIGN UP for the Global 6K for Water with Team Renew

DATE: Saturday morning, March 19, 2016
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:
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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.

2016 OC 6K for water course walk glimpse

Directions to Clackamette Park (or see park website | directions) » 1955 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045

Global 6K for Water

Questions:

What’s the course?

The course will soon be determined, with goals of being safe with little traffic crossings.

Can kids participate?

Yes! We’re planning a kids run with a shorter distance as well. Of course, all are welcome to walk or run the full 6K (3.72 miles).

Why 6K?

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!

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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 hundreds of thousands of participants all around the globe. The Global 6K for Water is just before World Water Day (March 22nd, 2016), so we’re joining 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 March 19th. They can run anywhere, and you as well as them will get a bib noting a unique child supported through this water project.

Why Water?

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

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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.

wv-water-wellWorld 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.