Six kilometres is the average distance people in developing countries walk to access water.
That’s why, on 19 May 2018, 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 2017, more than 28,000 people from churches, schools and organisations around the world took part in the Global 6K for Water. Together, they reached over 34,000 people with clean water. What an amazing result!
This is the first year Australia will join the race, and we want it to be the biggest year yet. Join thousands in a global movement to help create lasting change.
By registering as a participant for Global 6K for Water you can provide six people with access to clean water and hygiene education.
All registered host sites and participants will receive a race day kit, which includes a special race bib featuring a child in a developing country.
Participants will have the opportunity to continue the journey with their child after the event through child sponsorship.
Would you like to host a Global 6K event at your school, church or organisation?
Or maybe you just love bringing people together, or have a knack for events!
Hosting a Global 6K for Water event is fun, easy and free – World Vision offers all the support and advice you need. Register and create your team fundraising page today.
Yes, I want to host a Global 6K for Water event for my community.
Join the movement as an individual or as part of an existing team!
Together, we can raise vital funds to help bring clean water to communities in need – giving them the tools they need to help transform their futures.
As a participant, you can join a team or get involved virtually. Register now for $22 to create your fundraising page and begin your Global 6K for Water journey.
Yes, I want to run or walk to help raise money for global change.
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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.
If you register after 4 May, you can still receive your race day kit in time for the big day by purchasing express post shipping. Express post costs $8.75 including GST. Race day kits will be mailed up until 23 May to accommodate late registrations, so even if you don't get your gear before race day, don't worry, it will still come!
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.
For general enquiries, please call 13 32 40 or email:
If you are a host site leader you can get in touch with your state representative – they’re here to help.
Ben White, Community and Peer to Peer Fundraising Advisor – QLD, NSW and ACT
Brendan Parker, Community and Peer to Peer Fundraising Manager – VIC, SA, WA and NT