The World Vision Global 6K for Water

Join us on March 19, 2016

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How it Works


ABOUT the Global 6K for Water

6 kilometers is the average distance people in Africa are forced to walk to fetch water that is unclean, and on March 19, 2016, in celebration of world water week, people from across the globe will unite and walk or run so kids and communities in Africa have access to clean water. Every Global 6K for Water participant provides lasting clean water to one child through a $50 registration fee.


This year, we've invited people from all over the world to join us for the Global 6K for Water. Keep checking our map as we add more countries and bring more water to children in Africa!
Australia • Canada • Germany • Kenya • New Zealand • U.S.A.




Register Online

Sign up for the Global 6K like any ordinary race. Register as an individual and walk/run 6K from wherever or participate at one of our host sites. Your $50 registration fee will bring clean water, sanitation & hygeine to one person in Africa.


Check your Mailbox

After you register, we will send you a t-shirt, printed instructions on how to map your run, a finisher medal, and a race bib with a photo of the child that YOU helped! (Shipments of these "race kits" will start in January of 2016. So for you early birds...relax they are on the way.)


GPS Map your run / walk   

Use your smartphone to measure out your 6K run / walk before your run or run like a maverick and measure as you go!


Run or Walk 6 Kilometers 
(3.72 miles) 

In celebration of World Water Week on March 19, walk or run 6K and rock out race day!


Spread the Word

Share your photos on Social Media from the 6K festivities! The best photos win a prize #WorldVision #6KforWater.




Just add water. Change a life.

Water transforms. When you give clean water, you set off a chain reaction for good. Children are freed from deadly water-related diseases. People become healthier and more productive. Girls get to go to school rather than trek long distances to gather filthy water. Less money is spent on medicine, which means more savings and more investment in things like education. With better health and more time, parents can start small businesses—creating more jobs.

World Vision provides more clean water
than any non government organization on the planet!

We reach one new person every 30 seconds. We tackle the root causes of poverty, and water is part of the puzzle of poverty that we work to solve along with other community development areas like health, education, food, and economic development.

Learn More about World Vision Water 


what you get

When you register, you'll get a bunch of awesome things!

We'll send you everything you need to have a great Global 6K Event. From e-mail to snail mail, we've got you covered. 

The bib that matters most
You will get a one of a kind race bib for your run/walk. Most bibs just have a number. Your bib will have a photo of a child who will have access to clean water through YOUR race registration.

T-Shirt & Finisher Medal
Wear your 6K t-shirt as you train for your race and on March 19 as you walk / run 6 Kilometers. Wear and take a picture with your medal AFTER you've completed the 6K (we're working on the honor system here). Share your photos using #6Kforwater!

Tips & Instructions
From a tiny booklet in the mail, to email updates, we'll teach you everything you need to for a successful 6K. You'll get info on how to map your course, how World Vision's water projects work, and more!

Training Plans
Nervous about running 6K? That's ok! We have a 6 Weeks to a 6K Training plan designed to help you prepare for Race Day.

Hosting Expertise
Inviting your small group, friends, and family is a brilliant way to have more fun and increase your impact. We can support you to help make your gathering a BLAST.

Optional Fundraising Opportunity
If you're passionate about bringing even more clean water to people, when you register, you'll get an optional fundraising page to invite people to donate on your behalf.

Are you interested in getting your whole church, company, or organization involved? We'll support you with a 6K Host Site planning guide, marketing tool kit, signage, ideas, and more. Email our 6K Host Site Specialist Aaron at aeicher@worldvision.






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