Run or walk for global change on 4 May 2019
That’s why, on 4 May 2019, people from around the globe will walk or run that distance as part of Global 6K for Water – raising funds to help bring life-changing clean water to children and communities in need.
In 2018, more than 48,000 people from churches, schools and organisations around the world took part in the Global 6K for Water. Together, they reached over 63,000 people with clean water. What an amazing result!
Join thousands in a global movement to help create lasting change. See you next year on Saturday 4 May 2019!
Simply enter your details in the form below and we will contact you about 6K for Water 2019.
For children like Cheru, every day is shaped by the walk for water. The five-year-old from Kenya treks over six kilometres to a dried-up riverbed, where she digs until she can fill up her kettle. It doesn’t hold much – but she’s too small to carry anything heavier.
The water she collects is dirty and it makes Cheru and her family sick. And because her daily walk takes so long, Cheru often misses school.
Clean, safe water is essential for life. But for 844 million people around the world it’s out of reach.
World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world. We’re committed to reaching everyone with clean water, everywhere we work by 2030 – and you can help to make that happen.
By joining Global 6K for Water, you’ll help children and their communities access the clean water they need to lead healthier lives. Water that can open a world of new possibilities for improved livelihoods, nutrition and education. Water that can help children like Cheru live up to their potential.
Carrying a tea kettle, Cheru walks with her mother twice a day to dig for water in Kenya.
Move around and interact with the 360° photo to explore Cheru’s home and find out more about her walk for water.
You can register all the way up to (and on) race day. If you register after Monday 4 May you might not receive your participant kit in time for race day – more motivation to sign up early!
We’ll start sending out kits weekly from 16 April. The kits include a race bib to wear on the day and a medal to wear proudly once you’ve completed your 6K! Delivery by standard post is free and can take 5-10 business days from lodgement, depending on your location.
Every $22 registration fee includes GST and will help cover the cost of your race day kit and help provide clean water for people in need through World Vision’s water projects.
No, registration fees are not tax deductible. Only donations made to your fundraising page may be tax deductible.
Yes! We want families and children of all ages to participate in this event. Up to three children can run for free alongside a registered adult, who can create and share a fundraising page to share with their children. Children must be 15 years old or under and will be provided with a matching race bib and medal.
We won’t be collecting times, but of course you can time yourself or compete with your fellow participants using a running app.
No, once you’ve registered for the race, you’ve helped to provide clean water for people in need! So whether you can complete the event or not, you should feel good about the fact that you’ve helped change lives.
See if someone else in your church, school or group can help by taking over the planning and running of the event. If for some reason this isn’t possible, people can still do the Global 6K for Water as a virtual participant. This means they will participate but not be involved in an official event, instead doing it in their own time and location. They will still receive a racing bib and medal as long as they have registered as a participant online.
If you are hosting the event as a part of your church, it is likely to already have public liability insurance. Please discuss this with your church first before proceeding. World Vision insurance does not extend to third party events, and therefore host sites are required to organise their own.
We’ll start sending out kits weekly from early May. The kits include a race bib to wear on the day and a medal to wear proudly once you’ve completed your 6K! Delivery by standard post is free and can take 5-10 business days from lodgement, depending on your location.
You can put these posters up at your school, church, community area and supporting venues to encourage others to join your Global 6K for Water event.
Use these to learn more about the importance of clean water, promote your event and engage your community.