Water 4 the World Run is a 5K run/walk to raise awareness about global access to clean water. Did you know that the average woman in a developing country walks approximately 3.5 miles to get water? That distance just a little further than the distance of a 5k run. Approximately 700 people worldwide do not have access to clean water, that’s twice the population of the United States. We take it for granted that whenever we turn on a faucet, there will always be clean water to drink. Their mission is to give the gift of clean water to those without.
Each participant is asked to carry a 9 pound water bag to simulate what a woman must carry in a third world nation each day to bring water to her family and many times that water isn’t all that clean. As the runners and walkers go around the Waikiki Zoo and Kapiolani Park, they can think about the clean water they are carrying and how lucky we are to have it.
The event is partnering with Veterans Without Orders and the Rotary Club here in Hawaii to find communities in Asia and Africa who need sustainable water.
The race is Friday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day) at the Waikiki Shell.
Visit www.W4TWR.com for race registration and more details.