2017 Global 6K for Water

Join us on May 6, 2017

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Race Date
May 6, 2017

6km (3.72 mi)

Wherever you are

Clean Water

One Cause. One Weekend. All Nations.
6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run an average distance for an extraordinary cause.

how it works

Each participant's registration of $50 goes to World Vision's Water Initiatives. After you register you will receive a World Vision Global 6K for Water t-shirt, race bib, and medal in the mail. Map out a 6km route in your neighborhood or attend a bigger gathering at a host site. Walk or run with your friends and family on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #6KforWater!



Bring the Global 6K to your neighborhood

Do you love bringing people together? Host a 6K to increase your impact. We'll equip you with everything you need from planning timelines to signage to music playlists.

Register by clicking a point on the map or register on your own.

Premier Cities Registration

These cities will host a bigger 6K experience. Register for your city!



Our Work

But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. That’s why we’re focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places.

2.3 million people reached with improved water access.


4 new schools
reached EVERY DAY, with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.


1,496 communities certified as open defecation free by local governments.


  Funded by World Vision donors from around the world in 2015.    


Learn more about our full solution to poverty at worldvision.org

Media resources

6K Launch Press Release - Download 
Christian Devotional for Training - Download
Inspiration Guide for Training - Download
How far is 6K Infographic - Download

For additional media inquiries, contact Laura Blank at LBlank@WorldVision.org


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