Christ Church Team World Vision is at it again and we would love for you to join us! For over 10 years CCOB has partnered with Team World Vision to form a team that will train and run the Chicago Marathon together, while raising money for clean water in Africa.
Nearly 1 billion people go without access to clean water every day and over 5,000 children under the age of 5 die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water or lack of basic sanitation and hygiene.
Help us put a stop to this! For every $50 we raise, we are providing clean water for one child for life and totally transforming their community through various clean water, hygiene, or sanitation initiatives. Join the team, run with us, donate to the team, encourage us, and spread the word! Let’s do this!!!
What Our Team Is About
1. Running… One Step at a Time!
We follow a training plan for beginners or for experienced runners to help get us to the finish line. The week day shorter runs are often done on our own or in small groups, while we all meet at the Hinsdale Fountain on Saturday mornings to run in pace groups together for the long runs.
2. Community… We Are in This Together!
This won’t be a cakewalk, but a journey we will travel together. Whether it’s building new friendships while we run, encouraging each other throughout the week, carb-loading together on Friday nights before the long run the next day, or celebrating at the finish line – we are in this together.
3. Life… Because Water is Life!
Lack of access to clean water is the #1 preventable cause of death on the earth. Clean water = life… and that is why we run! For every $50 we raise, we are providing clean water for one child for life and transforming their world!
World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty—providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.