World Vision Global 6K For Water

Global 6K For Water

Step up and host a life-changing challenge on 19 May 2018

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What is Global 6K for Water?

The Global 6K for Water event, on 19 May 2018, is a global movement focused on raising money to help bring life-changing clean water to children and communities in need.

Six kilometres is the average distance people in developing countries need to walk to get water. That’s why, on 19 May 2018, people from around the globe will walk or run that distance as part of this special event – raising funds to support World Vision’s water initiatives globally.

In 2017, more than 28,000 people from churches, schools and organisations took part in Global 6K for Water.

We need supporters like you to help build on this extraordinary effort by becoming an event host in 2018.

Do you love bringing people together, have a knack for events or want an engaging activity for your school, church or organisation? Hosting your own Global 6K for Water event is easy and fun – World Vision offers all the support and advice you need.

Find out how easy it is to be a host: register your interest

Watch the Global 6K for Water 2017 video.


How can I host an event?

The Global 6K for Water event will be run through local host sites. As a host, you can engage and inspire your church, school, business or social community to take up the Global 6K for Water challenge in your own neighbourhood.


Register to host a Global 6K for Water event


Receive your host site kit – time to start planning


Promote your event and get people excited


Walk or run six km with your friends, family and colleagues


Share your event with the world

It’s a fun social event. And it gives participants a glimpse of what women and children experience every day just to access water. We’ll support you on the journey and provide the resources you need to make your event a success.

Why is clean water important?

Clean, safe water is essential for life. But for 844 million people around the world – it’s out of reach. 1

Every day, almost 1,000 children under five die from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices.2

World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world. With the support of generous people like you, we reach one new person with clean water every 10 seconds. 3

We’re committed to reaching everyone, everywhere we work by 2030 – and you can help to make that happen.

We can’t wait for the Global 6K for Water event! And we’d love for you to be part of it.

Cheru from Kenya holding a teapot for collecting water

Carrying a tea kettle, Cheru, 5, walks with her mother twice a day to dig for water in a dry riverbed in Kenya.

1 World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (2017) “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene”, July 2017

2 World Health Organization (2017) “Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health", March 2017

3 World Vision (22 March 2017) “World Vision now reaching one person with clean water every 10 seconds” Available at:

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