On Saturday, May 4, 2019, people from around the globe will unite through the world’s biggest 6K for clean water, World Vision’s annual Global 6K for Water, and walk or run 6 kilometers for an extraordinary cause.
“Nearly, 1,000 children die every day because of a lack of clean water and sanitation, and we believe we can change this tragic statistic. World Vision provides clean water to a new person every 10 seconds and we are focused on bringing clean water to every man, woman and child in every community we work in. Pressing towards that goal, the Global 6K a one-day, worldwide event where thousands will unite to literally save lives through the gift of clean water,” said Ashley Colquitt-Finley, the Global 6K for Water Race Director. “The 6K for water has truly grown into a global movement. This year we expect thousands to join us in our 6K goal to bring life-changing clean water to 60,000 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 for Water, every step you take is one they don’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 young Esther in Rwanda, who starts and ends her day with a dangerous 6-kilometer walk to fetch disease-ridden water