I’m really getting out of my comfort zone. As many of know, I’m not a runner. In fact, I’ve always tried live by Proverbs 28:1. However, I’m willing to put this biblical principle aside this November for the greater good. The money raised will go to provide water wells in India and Uganda. Most of us are fortunate not to have to go find clean water for our basic needs on a daily basis.
I am also excited about seeing some friends along the way as I drive up to Pennsylvania and while in Pennsylvania. Many of whom I’ve served with abroad or have supported me in my cycling endeavors. If you are close to Harrisburg, PA on November 13th, come cheer me on! I’ll need all the encouragement I can get!
Please consider a donation as try to raise $1000 for this worthy cause!
Harrisburg Marathon & Relay - November 13 | Salem VA Half Marathon and 8k - October 8
Running Water for the Living Water began in 2016. 15 runners were touched by the water crisis in rural India. Propelled by God's love, they ran in the Harrisburg Marathon to raise money for wells installed by Global Partners in Peace and Development (GPPD). Over the past 7 years, our team has raised over $440,000, bringing clean water to thousands in both India & Uganda.
In many villages where GPPD installs water wells, the average person must walk for over an hour to fetch water and often the water must be boiled before they can use it. Many children get sick and die because of drinking unsafe water. In other villages, families live on an insufficient or rationed supply of water.
As individuals, families, friends, and churches, we join together to raise funds for wells in India and Uganda. Race day is the finale to our fundraising season and a symbolic "crossing of the finish line" as we celebrate what God has done. A few months after the race, runners/walkers and donors will receive a personalized video update featuring the well they helped provide. You're invited to join us! On average, every $5 dollars given can provide 1 person clean water for a lifetime.
Donors of any amount will receive details, pictures, a video, and GPS coordinates of the well you helped install.
Any donation of over $250 will allow your name or business name to be printed on our team t-shirt as. bronze sponsor. There are additional benefits of sponsorship at the silver ($500+), gold ($1,000+), or diamond ($2,600+) level. Click "Be a Sponsor" button for details about each level. Personal or corporate sponsors can designate funds to a specific runner/team or the group goal.
Give By Check or Cash:
1) Send a check (payable to GPPD) or cash to: Global Partners in Peace and Development, PO Box 117 Blue Ridge, VA 24064
2) Give cash/check donations to Matt Riggins (GPPD Trips Coordinator) in Pennsylvania
If mailing in a donation, please include the name of the runner/walker in the memo line or a note.