The lack of access to safe drinking water is the leading cause of death in the world. Unsafe drinking water kills more people than earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, and all other natural disasters combined. It kills more people than cancer, AIDS, malaria, or heart disease. Over 2,000,000 children in developing countries die from contaminated drinking water.
Living Water International is a faith-based organization that has been drilling wells in developing countries around the world for over 20 years. The purpose of the Run for Living Water 5K is to raise awareness of the fact that lack of access to safe drinking water is the leading cause of death in the world, and to raise funds for Living Water International to enable to them to further their mission of helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water.
More information about Living Water International can be found at www.water.cc
There will be no early packet pickup. Race day packet pickup will begin near the start/finish line beginning at 8am.
There is ample parking near the start/finish line. Enter Glacier Ridge Metro Park from the roundabout off of Hyland Croy Rd (across from Glacier Ridge Elementary School) and follow the instructions of the Metro Park Rangers as you enter the park grounds.
This race is all about awareness and fundraising, and will have no awards. Run your own race, and have a great time with friends and family while helping with Living Water’s mission.
All registrants as of April 1 will receive an event t-shirt as part of their registration fee.