I’m Running 6 Kilometers to Help Bring Clean Water to Communities in Need

How easy is it for you to get a glass of water? For most of us, it’s only a few seconds walk to the kitchen, where a cold pitcher is waiting for us to pour water into a glass. It takes me 11 seconds to walk from my room to a fridge. If my one-liter tumbler is full, it takes no time as it’s always on my desk. Many of us don’t need to walk six kilometers to quench our thirst.

Sadly, that’s not the reality for others. A study released by World Vision revealed that six kilometers (3.7 miles) is the average distance people in developing areas would have to walk for water. This journey for clean water takes hours every single day.

Global 6K Run

World Vision is hoping to change that with the Global 6K Run, a virtual running event that aims to promote fitness and health during the pandemic while raising funds for the needs of World Vision’s most vulnerable children and communities.

I’ll be joining this run because it hits close to home. People who know me know how much I drink in a day. I can finish three to four liters of water. That’s the equivalent of 12 to 16 glasses! There’s also the water I use: the frequent showers, loads of laundry, for dishes, and my plants. It’s so easy to take something for granted when it’s readily available to you.

There’s another reason why I’m joining the Global 6K Run. It’s also a great way to work out. Going on a jog, a run, or even a walk is good cardio. It’ll help you lose weight, strengthen your immune system, and keep you from stress and depression.

If you want to help communities by giving them access to clean and water while hitting your fitness goals, you can join me at the Global 6K Run.

How to register for the Global 6K Run

Anyone can register to participate in the global event and contribute to World Vision’s goal. Since it is a virtual run, it doesn’t matter where one is because they can walk, jog, or run anywhere. And with every registration, clean water is provided to one person through World Vision’s water projects.

Interested participants can register for the Global 6K Run until August 30, 2021. You can choose to run any time from September 1 to 30. There are several mileage options to choose from, including 6K, 12K, 24K, or 60K, which can be tracked by a fitness tracker app. Individuals who will submit proof of completion of the run will get a Global 6K event shirt!

To register for the World Vision Global 6K Run, please visit this website. For more information and updates about the event, follow the Facebook page.

 

This story is in partnership with World Vision. For more information, visit the website or follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Follow the conversation with the hashtags #Global6KForWaterPH and #WorldVisionPH.

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