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 12 years you have helped us transform over 60 communities throughout rural Ethiopia. Together we have raised over $4 million dollars which means over 200,000 people have clean water for life.

You have helped turn small ripples into great waves. Join us once again as we transform lives in Bekkye, Meda, Adiarbaete, Kondola, Zeneshka and Waraba, Ethiopia this year.


Saturday, May 25, 2019
Sumas Mountain

10K / 25K / 50K Trail

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Mill Lake Park

5K / 10K / Half Marathon

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
St. Patrick’s Island Park

5K / 10K

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
Carburn Park

61K Urban Ultra & Relay

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5K Fun Run

10:00 am, Sunday, May 26, 2019

10K Run

8:30 am, Sunday, May 26, 2019

Half Marathon

7:30 am, Sunday, May 26, 2019

10K, 25K & 50K Trail Races

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Saturday, May 4, 2019

This year we are raising money
for the people in


Residents in Bekyye, in rural Oromia, Ethiopia are already working hard to raise 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 disease. By raising funds you are helping provide the remaining 90% of the project cost to bring clean water to Bekyye.

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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