"In so many parts of the world, water doesn't bring life... it brings death." - Dana Cox, Event Coordinator
We are excited and passionate about bringing life to the world. This November 10th, for the 4th year in a row we will be running in the Annual Harrisburg Marathon to raise money for water wells in India and possibly other parts of the world as well. Many people around the world are in desperate need of clean running water. It is our desire to use this run to raise funds towards water wells, as well as show God’s love and care for His people.
Leg 1 – 8.1 miles | Leg 2 – 5.3 miles | Leg 3 – 7.9 miles | Leg 4 – 4.9 miles
In addition to those costs, we encourage our team of runners to raise $100 for every mile we run. In this case, every marathon team (up to 4 runners totaling 26.2 miles) will raise enough to produce 1 fully installed, ready-to-use clean water tube well for a rural Indian village.
In most Indian villages where GPPD installs water wells, the average person must walk (or run) over an hour to get water and then many times the water must be boiled before they can use it. Many children get sick and die because of drinking unsafe water. Our desire is to run so they don't have to walk long distances for something we so often take for granted.
Any financial contribution that you could make would be greatly appreciated. On average, every $5 dollars given can provide 1 person clean water for a lifetime. All businesses and individuals financially supporting these efforts will receive a details of the water well and village impacted, including pictures, a video, as well as the GPS coordinates of the location of the well.
Other Donation Options:
Please include a note with names of runner(s) who donation is for. All funds will be added to the fundraising account of the runner raising funds.
Would you consider joining us? You can train to be a runner, make a donation to any runner, sponsor our entire team, or be an advocate to share the word.
2016 - 15 runners - nearly $20,000 raised (9 water wells)
2017 - 100 runners - over $70,000 raised (32 water wells)
2018 - 117 runners - over $100,000 raised (40 water wells)
2019 - 200 runners - over $54,000 raised (and counting)
2019 Churches Represented: (goal is 50 churches)
Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors:
Brett & Jessica Holland
Myrna & Bill Laque
In Memory of J. Autry Burling