As states across the U.S gradually reopen, guidelines for fall races are still uncertain. We are optimistic that both the Virginia 10 Miler and Harrisburg Marathon will still be held. Even so, we understand that many of you may feel hesitant to sign up for these events without knowing if they could be cancelled.
We encourage you to begin fundraising now, and sign up for your race when you feel comfortable. In the event of cancellations, we will be sending out more details on doing your own "virtual race" on the day of the event, so you can still celebrate your fundraising efforts and thank donors with pictures from your run.
RUNNING WATER FOR THE LIVING WATER began in 2016. 14 runners were touched by the water crisis in rural India. Propelled by God's love, they ran in the Harrisburg Marathon to raise money for fresh water wells. Every year since, the movement has grown. In 2019, 200 runners raised over $104,000, enough for 36 wells in India and 4 water projects in Uganda. The 4 year total has raised over $295,000 bringing clean water for thousands in both India & Uganda.
HOW TO JOIN US:
1. CHOOSE A RACE
You can use ANY race to raise awareness and funds for clean water, but we have 2 official team events.
For the fifth year in a row, our team is running in the Harrisburg Marathon on November 8 to provide clean water. Last year we had 200 runners! Run the entire marathon, or split the race between 4 relay team members.
NEW for 2020: We invite you to join our team in Lynchburg, VA for the Virginia 10 Miler on September 26. There are 10 mile, 4 mile run and 4 mile walk options.
2. START A FUNDRAISING PAGE
Create your own fundraising page through FlipCause. Friends and family can give directly and securely to Global Partners,
and you can easily track your progress. This step is the ONLY WAY to officially join the Running Water team.
We challenge you to set a goal of raising at least $100 for every mile run, or funding an entire well for $2600.
Set up the page under your name or a team name (if you plan to pool fundraising with solo runners or a relay team).
Would you consider sponsoring Running Water for the Living Water at a personal or corporate level?
Click the button to donate now, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To view diamond, gold, silver, and bronze sponsorship opportunities, click below to expand.
Businesses and individuals who financially support our efforts at any level will receive pictures and GPS coordinates of the well contributed to.
- In 2019, we had 200 runners and made various media appearances in Central PA. Our shirts are then continued to be worn by our runners - we see them all over the place
- We utilize a Facebook group page with over 200 engaged members
- We had over 600 individual supporters and many more who visit our donations pages
- Nearly 2000 hits on our information webpage in 2019 where we mention all of our sponsors
Donating the following amounts designates you as an official sponsor, whether you give to a specific runner or to the overall campaign. Donors may choose to be anonymous (not featured on team t shirt/website).
Business or individual’s name will appear on t shirt worn by group members on race day
Name OR LOGO on t shirt, AND Sponsor name and logo on our race website
All of the above AND a framed picture of well dedication ceremony
All of the above, 2 complimentary race shirts, AND Sponsor/business name to appear on a plaque at the well site. You will also receive a shareable link to a personalized video of YOUR well being dedicated with special thanks to you or your business name.
Joining the movement is simple: choose a race and start raising funds. But race day isn't the end- We also invite you to GO to India with us to dedicate your well! Wells are typically dedicated in January or February immediately following race season. If you can't make it, we'll send you a personalized video of your well dedication, plus pictures, GPS coordinates and various details from the village your well was installed in.