Run 4 Water MKE

Sat April 17 - Sun April 25, 2021 Milwaukee, WI 53202 US Directions

Virtual Run 4 Water MKE

$25 Price increases after April 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
1500 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee, WI US 53202

In 2021 Milwaukee is going to celebrate United Nations World Water Day virtually at the 9th annual Run 4 Water MKE between April 17 and April 25! The 5K run/walk will symbolize distances traveled to access water in other parts of the globe. All proceeds from the Run 4 Water MKE go to projects designed and built by Engineers Without Borders at UW-Milwaukee providing clean water to villages in rural Guatemala. 

The virtual race can be completed any time between 6:00 AM on Saturday, April 17 and 10:30 on Sunday, April 25. Awards will be mailed out after the race.

Submitting Your Result
An important part of this Virtual Race is submitting your time so that you can see how you rank, much like a traditional run.  Beginning April 17th you will be able to submit your time.  To submit your virtual time, click on the link below.  (Note: link will not work and you cannot submit a result prior to April 17th)  By your name, click EDIT TIME.  You can submit results from April 17th through April 25th.  Final results will be available at the same link April 26th. 

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Visit these websites for more information about the event and the projects these funds will support in the highlands of Guatemala via Engineers Without Borders at University Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  

Run and walk for water, so others don't have to!


In many parts of the world, access to water is very difficult.  A major chore for the day involves walking an average of 3 miles each way to provide water for the family.

Run 4 Water MKE Mission:
Our mission is to acknowledge the importance of water in the daily lives of all human beings. Our annual walk/run is a statement of unity with the effort involved to access water. This mission is congruent with the United Nations World Water Day:


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Top three female and top three male finishers in each age group listed below will receive recognition and a medal.

  • 18 and Under
  • 19 to 35
  • 36 to 50
  • 51 and Over

The largest team will get to keep the traveling trophy in their office for a year!

We're working on some other creative and unusual awards to make the virtual run this year a little more fun! Awards will be mailed to winners after the event.

COVID-19 Statement

When the 2020 Run 4 Water MKE was postponed and then eventually cancelled, those signed up were given the option to receive a refund or roll their registration over to the 2021 race. All those who did not request a refund were automatically rolled over into the virtual 2021 race to be completed between Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 25.

While we had hoped to offer an in-person option, Milwaukee County is not issuing permits until at least the summer and we have no choice but to go fully virtual for 2021. Thank you for your understanding and support and we hope to see you virtually in April 2021 and in-person in April 2022!

​The Run 4 Water MKE Team


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