Register for the 2012 Refresh Rwanda: Water for Life 5k

2012 Refresh Rwanda: Water for Life 5k

Date: November 10, 2012, South Lakes High School, Reston, VA

Time: 8:30 a.m. start

Price: Now-October 5= $25

            October 6-November 9= $30 (on line registration closes on November 8 at 9 PM) 

            November 10 (Race Day)= $35


Water related diseases are the second biggest killer of children world-wide. However, 90% of these water related diseases are simply due to the fact that people do not have clean water. This is a catastrophe that 1.8 million children die each year as a result of a water related disease; that is 5,000 children a day. Putting things into perspective, a person like you or I uses 13 gallons of water a day to flush the toilet while a person living in an undeveloped world lives on 2.5 gallons of water a day, most likely unclean water. There is however a light at the end of this seemingly hopeless tunnel.

The average distance a child or mother has to walk to get water is 3.2 miles, just over a 5k, leaving children unable to go to school and mothers prone to being sold into slavery.

Join us on November 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM at South Lakes High School’s track to bring hope to Rwanda by running the distance that they walk to bring them clean water. Southview Community Church has partnered with Compassion International to raise money for portable water filters. There will be demonstrations of the water filter, post-race food, music, and a community event after the race at Southview Community Church. The race will start and finish on South Lakes High School track as runners make their way through the trails. Donations for water filters are welcomed to reach our goal of 100 water filters, but not required. Awards will be given out to the top 3 male/female runners, free t-shirts will be provided to participants, a prize drawing will be held after the race, and a guest runner, Rebekah Trittipoe, will be leading off the race! Come out to accept the challenge, be a part of something bigger than yourself, and refresh Rwanda with water for life!

The guest runner, Rebekah Trittipoe,  is an accomplished ultra runner both here in the US and overseas, a writer of motivational books, a speaker, and a high school coach. She will be at the race to give pre-race tips and then will be available after the race to talk with runners and inspire moms and real-life people who love running.



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