A Virtual 6k for Clean Water
On average, women and children in developing countries walk 6 kilometers, or 3.7 miles, to collect clean water.
Over treacherous terrain, these women and children spend hours traveling to water sources often full of deadly bacteria and parasites. A child dies about every minute from lack of clean drinking water. Water-related illnesses keep mother and fathers from work and children from school.
With a Filter of Hope filter, these women and children can filter over 150 gallons of water a day. The filters last at least 10 years and require little maintenance. That’s enough water for multiple families to have access to clean drinking water.
Clean drinking water means mothers and fathers don’t have to miss work and kids don’t have to miss school. It create opportunities to break out of the cycle of poverty.
While it would be easy to just donate $40 in order to give a family clean drinking water, running for hope can create an even greater impact. As you run, you are not only getting to experience the physical hardships people endure while collecting water, you are also getting to represent people around the world who need clean drinking water.
Sharing on social media and telling people you know that you are running for clean drinking water creates more awareness than simply donating online by yourself. You get the opportunity to invite people into what you are running for whether it’s through them donating or running with you!
Why do we run? We run for clean water and hope!
We are so incredibly grateful to businesses and individuals who have linked arms with this event as sponsors! Because of their generosity, millions more glasses of clean, safe drinking water are being poured out for those in need.
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Did you know?
On average, women and children in developing countries walk 6 kilometers (3.72 miles) every day to collect clean water.
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All benefits will help provide clean water filters to families living in impoverished communities.
Support clean water by making a gift and inviting others to do the same.
You can even create a personal fundraising page to share your passion for clean water!
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We are incredibly excited for the journey ahead of you, and for the impact you are going to have training and running for those in need.
Whether this is your first official run or your hundredth, our team has worked hard to build a plan that adds value to your training regimen. And with 10, 8, 6, and 4-week plans available, there's a plan to help you have a great time come April 27th.
For those who have never before used a training plan or who are running this distance for the first time, we’ve taken time to break down the essential elements of our plans (including training vocabulary, workout types, desired physiological adaptations, etc).
But, if you have any questions, need some additional help, or are are struggling with a specific workout, pelase do not hesitate to contact our team using the form below. We've all been there and are happy to help whenever possible.
10 Week Plan
The longest of our 6k plans, this plan is designed for first-time runners looking to build fitness for race-day success.
8 Week Plan
The most common length for this distance, this plan is designed for beginners and veterans alike.
6 Week Plan
The shortest a beginner should consider, this plan is best suited for veterans gearing up for a fast 6k.
4 Week Plan
This plan is perfect for honing active runners' existing fitness, or helping beginners finish their first 6k.
At Filter of Hope, we have one mission: to provide clean drinking water and share God’s love to families in need around the world.
We do this by working with strategic partners in over 50 countries and leading teams throughout the year to various countries in the Caribbean and Central America.
Our vision is to help families break the cycle of poverty by giving them access to clean drinking water and providing opportunities for education and jobs. Most importantly, we have a passion for giving people hope through Jesus Christ, the Living Water.