November 7 & 8 - Harrisburg Marathon
"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. In 2020, we are celebrating the 5th year since Team Running Water was born. Once again, we are raising money for water wells around the world. 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. In 4 years $294,000 has been raised which has provided 120 villages with clean water.
We encourage/challenge runners to raise $100 for every mile we run. In this case, every marathon team will raise enough to produce 1 fully installed, ready-to-use clean water tube well for a rural Indian village. Any team or runner who raises at least $2500 can choose what name/message goes on plaque.
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:
1) Write check out to GPPD & Mail to (or drop off at): GPPD PO Box 117 Blue Ridge, VA 24064
2) Venmo @ gppd2003 (list name of runner in comments and if you want tax deductible receipt)
3) Or give cash/check donations to Matt/Vicki Riggins or Dana Cox
If mailing in donation, 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 $101,000 raised (39 water wells in India & 1 well project in Uganda)
2019 - 200 runners - over $103,000 raised (36 water wells in India & 4 well projects in Uganda & 2 GPS water well monitoring devices)