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

Race Day Information
Bring clean water to

Sasiga, Ethiopia

Run or raise money for the people of Sasiga, Ethiopia

This year we are raising money for the people in

Sasiga, 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 Sasiga. A donation of $35 brings one person clean water for life. So register for the Run and then donate or fundraise as well.

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

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Sign up for the 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
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Run for Water Abbotsford

This coming year, Run for Water is organizing a Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Fun Run, a Trail Run and an Ultra Marathon to raise funds for clean water projects.

Half Marathon

The half marathon route winds it's way around beautiful Mill Lake, then a steady decline out to the south side of Abbotsford. At the half way mark, the course turns at Farmer Rd where the beauty of the surrounding....

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10K Run

The 10K course has been modified to be less congested and safer for runners or walkers. It overlaps with the half marathon and marathon for some of the initial and final distance and also works to incorporate....

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5K Fun Run

The 5K course can be run competitively or for the sheer fun of participating in this great community event. There will be staggered starts at the beginning to ensure that competitive runners are free from any....

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Trail Run

New for 2016 the Run for Water Trail Race on Sumas Mountain. The race is 10km long with over 600 metres of elevation gain. The race will take place on Saturday morning May 28th, 2016. The trails are very rugged single track trails with vistas of the Fraser River and the gorgeous Fraser Valley. It is free to run if you agree to raise $125 for clean water in Ethiopia. Each runner will raise enough money to bring clean water to an entire family in the village of Sasiga, Ethiopia. The entire amount is tax receiptable.

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Ultra Marathon

In 2015, a group of 20 people ran 55K from Chilliwack to Abbotsford with world-record holder and ultra runner Ray Zahab. That small team raised $30,000 for clean water projects in Ethiopia!

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Volunteer today for Run for Water in Abbotsford

Join over 400 volunteers who help make Envision Financial Run for Water a success. Volunteer

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Run for Water Calgary

Join us in Calgary for the 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run to raise funds for clean water in Sasiga, Ethiopia.

10K Run

This 10K course starts and finishes from Confluence Plaza at St. Patrick's Island. The flat route, with scenic views of the Bow River and downtown Calgary, will produce excellent finishing times.

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5K Walk/Run

This 5K course starts and finishes from Confluence Plaza at St. Patrick's Island. Families will enjoy the paved pathways - perfect for bringing strollers or wagons - as well as access to the new playground near the start/finish area.

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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

Abbotsford Weekend Package

Coming to Abbotsford for the Run for Water?
Tourism Abbotsford is partnering with Run for Water to offer this Weekend Package.
Ramada Business Class Room

Ramada Plaza Two Nights’ Accommodation

Includes Continental breakfast and complimentary parking during your stay.

Steak and Frites

Cactus Club Dinner for Two

$25.00 gift certificate towards dinner for two at Cactus Club Restaurant.

Field House Brewing Beer

Field House Brewing Tour and Sampling

A tour of Field House Brewing and beer sampling for two.

Weekend Package Starting from $189.00

To book, call direct: 1-888-411-1070. Must be booked by April 28, 2016 Book Today