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 19th, 2018, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6k to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. Each participant's registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need.
Become a Host Site
Want to bring a group together to walk or run 6K? If you’re joining forces with your family, friends, church, or school, then we'll equip you with everything you need, from planning guides and t-shirts to signage and event-day materials (like cowbells and face paint) for an enhanced experience.
Sign up for a quick info session to learn more, or register as a host site today and bring global impact to your community!
Register as a Participant
When you participate in the Global 6K for Water, you provide clean water for one person. You will also receive a race bib, which includes a picture, name, and age of a child who will benefit from World Vision’s clean water projects.
Every step you take is one they won’t have to. Sign up to walk or run the Global 6K today!
Whether you're a lightning-fast runner or looking forward to comfortably walking with friends, you can unite with thousands of people around the world this May to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. World Vision works in over 100 countries, and brings clean water to 1 person every 10 seconds.
Every 6K participant provides clean water to one person in the developing world through the registration fee, and your race bib will have a picture, name, and age of a child who will benefit from World Vision’s clean water projects. We encourage you to reflect on the transformative impact of the Global 6K, and pray for these children as you participate in the event!
Plus, you will have the opportunity to sponsor the child on your bib—an opportunity to develop a friendship with a child on the other side of the world, and to show the love of God, which brings hope and lifelong transformation.
See what happened when Ashley (Global 6K Director) sponsored Beverly.
If a child is thriving, everyone is thriving. It’s why World Vision believes so deeply in child sponsorship. It’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need, and to help that child and their community stand tall, free from poverty.
Celebration Sunday is on May 20, 2018—the day after the Global 6K for Water.
It’s a day to both CELEBRATE and INVITE: celebrate the lives changed through the 6K with your congregation and community, and an opportunity to invite all participants (even non-church members) to church the next day.
On the Global 6K race day—Saturday, May 19th—invite all your participants (even the non-church members) to church the next day. Celebrate your participants and what they were a part of, and then watch what God does! This is also a great opportunity to invite those from your church who didn't participate in the Global 6K the opportunity to sponsor a child. Whether you want to do a 5-minute announcement or focus the entire service, we've got you covered with all the resources that you will need.
We may be able to send someone from World Vision's staff to your Celebration Sunday to talk about the global impact of the event and child sponsorship. Let us know if you're interested when you register!
"As we seek to express Jesus love and truth around the world, we've found World Vision to be a terrific partner. They have the heart, experience, expertise, and scope to help break the destructive force of poverty that enslaves so many. Most importantly, they are committed to doing it in the name of Jesus and in partnership with the local church."
"World Vision and our Newsong family have formed a strong alliance to go to the darkest and hardest places to love. We know we’re better together than by ourselves."
When San Ramon Presbyterian Church hosted the Global 6K for Water, they did so as an outreach tool their community. They challenged their congregation to not just invite anyone to the event but to intentionally invite people they knew who were far from God. It was bold ask, but it ignited the church like never before. On race day, San Ramon Presbyterian, a church of 100 members, had over 250 people on their campus to walk/run the Global 6K!
As people crossed the finish line they received a special invitation from their host site leader and the pastor to join them for Celebration Sunday the following day. That Sunday, hundreds joined in at service and celebrated lives changed through the 6K, they showed pictures, shared stories and applauded for those who participated. The message is given that Sunday centered around Christ's call to serve and help the poor. The congregation was encouraged to open their hearts and families to a child in need, sponsoring a child along with people all over the world being asked to do the same to make that weekend one of the biggest weekends of impact ever.
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