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For 10 years, we have been involved in
a movement that has helped people become
active in bringing clean water to our world.

You might think that your contribution is just a drop of water in a vast ocean, but each drop has a

ripple effect

that together combines to create a movement.

Over the past 10 years you have helped us transform over 40 communities throughout Ethiopia and together we have raised over $2.5 million dollars which means 100,000 people have clean water for life.

You have helped turn small ripples to great waves. Join us once again as we transform lives in Dengali and Freselam this year.

Letisha’s Wells

Raise money. Give water.

Letisha ran with us for the past five years and participated in our school program. She was taken from us tragically on November 1, 2016. The Reimer family in partnership with Run for Water would like to honour her memory by building clean water sources and primary schools in her name in Dengali and Freselam.

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

Abbotsford Run for Water: Late Registration

Late Registration is available at the Race Expo on Saturday, May 27. Race Expo

Envision Financial Run for Water

Bib Search

Search for your bib number until Sunday after the race.
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 and Trail Run

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!

Envision Financial Run for Water

  • Globe Printers
  • Abbotsford Nissan
  • Blackwood Building Centre
  • Country 107.1
  • EcoTex
  • Fix Auto
  • High Street
  • IQ Engineering
  • Kintec Footwear + Orthotics
  • KiSS RADiO
  • Lepp Farm Market
  • Medora Dental Care
  • Pacific Veterinary Sales
  • Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford
  • Star 98.3
  • Summit Brooke
  • Valley Pulp & Sawdust Carriers Ltd.

We are so grateful!

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


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