World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world bringing sustainable clean water to a new person every 10 seconds.
Six kilometers, or 3.7 miles, is the average distance a person in the developing world has to walk to find water—water that is often not even safe to drink. We want to help you make that fact personal by covering that same distance so that someone else no longer has to.
Wherever you are! This is a "virtual race" where participants get their race kit in the mail. On May 16, 2020, you can join thousands around the globe from your own front door or with one of our many host sites!
Check out our host site map (coming soon!) and search for a host site near you by zip code. The Global 6K movement is growing every day, but if there isn’t a site near you, you can start your own! It’s as simple as inviting a few family members and friends to walk with you, and we’ll send you everything you need to make it a party!
Why does this race cost $50?
Through World Vision water projects, $50 will provide clean water for one person. Your $50 registration fee goes directly to that! That means every 6K for Water participant equals clean water for another person in a developing country. Kids 18 years and under can register for $25.
The registration fees and donations from World Vision's Global 6K for Water will help fund water projects in communities where World Vision works.
Yes! We want families and children to participate in this event. Children of all ages can register as a participant to run or walk the 6K distance. Plus, kids 18 years and younger get to register for $25!
You can register all the way up to (and on) race day!
If you're part of a host site, your host site leader will have extra shirts on race day so you can switch it out then. If you're not with a host site, shoot us an email at 6KforWater@worldvision.org, and we'll set you up with a size that fits!
Keeping your time is up to you! We won't be collecting times but you can share photos from your day on social media.
You can use the web version of Map My Run to map out a run online.