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We think that running is really awesome and that everyone should have access to clean water.

Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Give a gift. Get a card. Deliver hope.

Run for Water is excited to partner with Food for the Hungry to launch our first ever Gift Guide.

Gift Guide
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Race Registration

Early registration starts soon
10K Run start

10K Run 8:30am, Sunday, May 28, 2017

5K runners

5K Fun Run 10am, Sunday, May 28, 2017

Half Marathon runners

Half Marathon 7:30am, Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trail runner

Trail Run Saturday, May 27, 2017

Abbotsford Run for Water

Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Fun Run, Trail Run and Ultra Marathon

Photo Gallery

2016 Abbotsford Run for Water Photos

A gallery of photos from the Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Fun Run, Ultra Marathon, and Trail Run View Photos
Bring clean water to

Dengali, Ethiopia

Run or raise money for the people of Dengali, Ethiopia

This year we are raising money for the people in

Dengali, Ethiopia

Currently children like Selamnesh have to walk 2 hours to get water that is full of bacteria and disease...with your help we are going to change this and bring clean water to the 4,000 people in Dengali. A donation of $35 brings one person clean water for life. So register for the Run and then donate or fundraise as well.

Watch the Video


It all starts by learning about the water crisis on our planet.

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Run and participate.

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Come along on a journey of a life-time
and spend two weeks in Ethiopia.

Journey with us
Run for Water: Reservoir

Give clean water to the people of Ethiopia. For life.

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Running for 10 Years

The people of Ethiopia thank you for your generosity!

Water changed everything for my family. I am a farmer and so water is essential for my livelihood. Water also means that my daughters can spend their time studying rather than fetching water. I can't thank Run for Water enough for giving my family hope.

Ibrahim Yella, Ethiopia

My daughter was kidnapped and forced into marriage at the age of 14. I finally found her and freed her. Water means that she can go to school and have other options besides just being a wife. Run for Water is giving girls options.

Maymuna Caro, Ethiopia

I gave birth the night the Run for Water team was visiting our village to complete the water project. I'm so excited that my son Tigel will grow up drinking clean water. Thank you, Run for Water.

Uncommo Yella, Ethiopia

I'm the oldest of four kids. It's my job to get water so my brothers and sisters can drink. Clean water means I won't have to be scared walking alone to find water instead I can be in school.

Fatira Caro, Ethiopia

Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors.
We couldn’t do this without your generous support!
  • Rally Creative
  • Globe Printers
  • High Street
  • Blackwood Building Centre
  • EcoTex
  • Valley Pulp & Sawdust Carriers Ltd.
  • The Abbotsford News
  • Pacific Veterinary Sales
  • Abbotsford Nissan
  • Star 98.3
  • Fix Auto
  • Summit Brooke

We are so grateful!

Your time, effort and generosity are helping us bring clean water to Ethiopia Thank You!