Run for Water is taking all measures to comply with the federal and provincial health authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our highest priority is the safety of our community, especially the most vulnerable. Therefore, we have made the decision to turn the Calgary Run for Water into a Virtual Race!

What’s a Virtual Race? See below to find out!

We are offering this virtual run for FREE so everyone is able to participate without the financial constraint.

If you can, we encourage you to make a donation while/after registering to help our partner communities in rural Ethiopia stop the spread of COVID-19. You can read more about this campaign here. 100% of your donation will be matched, and will be going to provide necessary tools and information to vulnerable communities in rural Ethiopia so they can protect themselves against this global pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

Stay safe, friends! 


The Calgary Run for Water Team


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 will be sent to your inbox closer to race week)


    Runners can register until June 20th @noon 
  • TIME

    Runners can run anytime between 5 am June 13th - midnight June 20th 


    Anywhere. From June 13 until June 20th, you can run either 5 k or 10 k at whatever time you choose and on whatever course you choose. You can run on your treadmill, you can run in your neighbourhood, on your favourite piece of river pathway, wherever you choose. You run independently or with the people you are self-isolating with.
    Please respect all federal and provincial guidelines regarding physical distancing. Make sure there are at least 2 metres (6 feet) between you and anyone who may cross your path in public areas.

    We are no longer providing race shirts as an option at registration. We encourage you to wear an old Run for Water race shirt if you have one. And if not, try to wear a blue shirt. 

  • BIBS

    We have bibs for you! You can download the bibs here. 

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 up to $100,000 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.





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

Contact us today for your chance to partner with the Calgary Run For Water at


TITLE SPONSOR: Wilco Contractors Southwest




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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.