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Dear Clean Water 5K Community,
The last few weeks have been a challenging time, haven’t they? As you are aware, new guidelines and directives on group events have been issued by the CDC, Sedgwick County Health Department, and the White House to help protect our community from spreading COVID19. Accordingly, we have made the tough decision to cancel the in-person run on April 4. Packet pick-up will continue as planned on April 3rd at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene. Registrants will receive their race shirts & other race swag so they can run or walk on their own in style.
Just because the group race is canceled does not mean that the mission of the Clean Water 5K will go unfulfilled. Through the generous support of our sponsors, donations, and registered runners, at least two villages in Malawi will receive a Wichita clean water borehole well this year!! Each well serves hundreds of people and literally saves lives by providing access to fresh and safe water. The wells also give hours back to women and young girls, who will no longer have to spend their days hunting for water.
Please celebrate your support of this race by picking up your packet on April 3rd, running or walking 3.2 miles on your own on April 4th, and posting your picture with the hashtag #CleanWater5K2020. Same Weekend. Same Mission. Same Result.
We will post more information about packet pick-up in a week or so. In the meantime, thank you for your commitment to the race and this cause. Cleanwater5k.com is still open for anyone who wants to register for the “on your own” run (shirt included) or to give a donation (no shirt).
PACKET PICK-UP: Friday, April 3, noon to 6 p.m. at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene (1400 E. Kellogg Drive).
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? For the third year in a row your entire registration fee goes toward building a borehole well and providing clean water education to a village in Africa. Water is life. We use this precious resource many times each day without thought or effort. Yet many people around the world don’t enjoy this luxury, because they don’t have easy access to water and possibly no access to clean water. Many women and children around the globe spend hours each day in search of water; their lives revolve around this task. Often the water they collect is contaminated and causes diarrhea, which is the leading cause of illness and death around the world. Many organizations are working to eradicate this problem by building safe wells in communities one village at a time. Access to clean water reduces illness and death, increases school attendance, builds gender equality, diminishes scarcity conflicts and improves impoverished communities. Yes, water is life.
Wichita Clean Water 5K is partnering with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in Africa to bring life to villages through the construction of safe wells and clean water education. This year we are raising funds to build a borehole well in an African. Many African villages try to survive by fetching water from irrigation dams. Since these dams are meant for irrigation, the water is contaminated with diesel from pipes and generators. The water in these dams are further contaminated by animals, who also use this water source. Additionally, villagers bathe, do laundry and clean utensils in this dirty water. Community members often suffer from diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. Many women and children walk over 2½ miles to collect this dirty water.
Your race entry will help bring a borehole well and water education to this village. You can make a life-changing difference to a community of people by registering for the Clean Water 5K and inviting your friends to join you. Together, we can install a safe well be a part of something much bigger than ourselves.
2019 RESULTS: Thanks to the Timer Guys for providing overall results.
UPDATE FROM OUR 2019 RACE & FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: Three more villages in Malawi (Katsilo, Mtemeiti, and Nkhatabay) had new borehole wells installed in 2019 thanks to the Clean Water 5k!
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Your race entry will help bring a borehole well and water education to an African village. You can make a life-changing difference to a community of people by registering for the Clean Water 5K and inviting your friends to join you. Together, we can put a safe well in this village and be a part of something much bigger than ourselves.
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