RUN FOR WATER and FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY CANADA are partnering to bring you a FREE VIRTUAL RACE to help you and your loved ones stay active during this unprecedented time. We are also raising funds to help our partners in Ethiopia prepare for the pandemic.


Anywhere, anytime between May 25 – May 31. 


Anywhere, anytime between June 13 – June 20.


How do I participate? 3 steps! 

1. Register for the race.

2. Run your chosen distance (don’t forget to time your run!)

3. Post your time on the registration platform (instructions are automatically sent to your inbox)


    Abbotsford: You can run anytime between May 25th and May 31st.

    Calgary: You can run anytime between June 13th and June 20th.


    You can run anywhere as long as you are respecting the federal and provincial guidelines regarding physical distancing and other preventative measures surrounding COVID-19 . You can run on your treadmill, in your backyard, quiet trails…etc. Wherever it is, make sure you are at least 2 metres away from other people who may be on your path.


    You can submit your running time by clicking on one of the buttons below. 

Once you are on the results page, simply click on “submit a virtual result” and the page will take you through a couple more steps to record your time. 

You have the option of uploading a photo as part of your results. We would love to receive these photos so we can celebrate your accomplishments – virtually! 

After submitting your time, feel free to search for your name on the results page. When your name pops up, click on it and it will take you to your personalized results page where you can find your finishers certificate and more! Share your results online and challenge others! 

HERE is a step-by-step guide with photos. 

Wanna go the extra mile?

Donations and fundraising – COVID-19 RESPONSE IN ETHIOPIA

Over the past decade, you have helped us bring clean water and education to communities in rural Ethiopia who were at the margins of society. These amazing men and women have stepped up and transformed themselves against all odds; we feel it is essential that we do whatever we can to help them prepare for the pandemic so they can continue thriving.

COVID-19 is expected to be more deadly in places like Ethiopia where there is already high levels of poverty and inequalities including malnutrition, poor health, water and sanitation infrastructure and services, low education levels and unequal access to information.

Food for the Hungry, Run for Water and our Ethiopian partners are working together to put together an emergency COVID-19 response plan which you can read about HERE.

100% of your donations will be matched by a group of generous donors and will be going to support this COVID-19 response plan in communities you have helped us empower with clean water over the years.

We will be issuing tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

Frequently Asked


How do I know if I’m registered?

You should receive an email confirmation after you complete registration. You can also go HERE to search for your registration for Abbotsford and HERE for Calgary. 

Are we receiving race kits?

There will be no race kits for this virtual race.

When will registration end?

Online registration will stay open until the last day of the race (May 31 for Abbotsford & June 20 for Calgary)

How will I post my time?

Posting your time after your run is easy! We will send you the instructions closer to race week.

Will you announce winners?

Yes! We will announce the winners on our social media channels on May 31st for Abbotsford and June 20th for Calgary race.


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


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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.