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 13 years, you have helped us transform over 60 communities throughout rural Ethiopia. Together we have raised over $4 million dollars which means over 400,000 people have clean water for life.

You have helped turn small ripples into great waves. Join us once again as we transform lives in Buluk, Zeneshka, Keneyat, Elibat, & Fresiweat, Ethiopia this year.


Saturday, October 03, 2020
Chilliwack River Valley

Ride for Water - Gravel Grind

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Sumas Mountain

10K / 25K / 50K Trail

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Sunday, September 27, 2020
Mill Lake Park

5K / 10K / Half Marathon

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Virtual Race

5K / 10K

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5K Fun Run

10:00 am, Sunday, September 27, 2020

10K Run

8:30 am, Sunday, September 27, 2020

Half Marathon

7:30 am, Sunday, September 27, 2020

10K, 25K & 50K Trail Races

Saturday, September 12, 2020


Saturday, October 03, 2020

This year we are raising money
for the people in


Residents in Buluk, in rural Oromia, Ethiopia are already working hard to raise at least 10% of the project costs so children like Selamnesh do not have to walk for hours to get water that is full of bacteria and parasites. By raising funds you are helping provide the remaining 90% of the project cost to bring clean water to Buluk.

At Run for Water, we are so proud to say 100% of your donation goes directly to the projects on the ground in Ethiopia.  


Donate, fundraise or join our Reservoir team.


Run and participate.


Thank you to all of our sponsors. We couldn’t do this without your generous support!

Envision Financial



Coming to Abbotsford for the Run for Water? We recommend the Sandman Hotel.

Take advantage of the group rate $124 + taxes per suite per night.

Call the hotel at 604 556 7263 or email and quote the group number 154439 and group name: Run for Water.

Clean Water. It's a Movement. Run with it.

Responding to the water crisis in Africa

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Donation Disclaimer:

100% of your donations go directly to Ethiopia to bring clean water and improved education. All of our overhead cost is covered by a group of generous partners. 
If this year’s designated project is fully funded, Run for Water reserves the right to use excess funds to build additional water and education projects in other rural communities in Ethiopia.