Registration: Runners can register until June 20th @noon
Date: Participants can run anytime between 5 am June 13th - midnight June 20th (to make sure we are not promoting people gathering on one day)
For more information, read the letter from our board chair below. (click on image for a closer view)
6. Protect from chafing.
Use a lubricant such as Body Glide. You can buy it at your local running retailer.
7. Be prepared.
Before race day, think through everything you need. Lay out your clothes, bottles, watch, etc. Look through your race packet. Arrive early.
8. Visualize success.
Visualize the day and every motion to ensure you are mentally prepared. Think about how you'll overcome pain or fatigue. Imagine your sense of accomplishment when you finish.
9. Always have 3 goals.
Goal #1 should be finishing the race. Goal #2 should be finishing it in a very reasonable time. Goal #3 is a best case scenario time. NEVER SET YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE.
10. Have fun!
In this community, the population is 4,750 and there are 432 school age children and youth. Currently in Fresiweat, there is no functional water point at the existing school. There is an unprotected water source 2.5 km from the school that is commonly used by the community. However, the school children are in the habit of collecting dirty water from a local dam which is only 1 km from the school. As well, with no functional latrines, 50% of the students are going to the bathroom wherever they can outside, leading to a number of health problems. Our partnership with the community of Fresiweat will bring clean water, latrines, and wash materials to the school and the surrounding community. More importantly, these things will bring safety, health and improved attendance rates at school as well as countless other benefits that sanitation, schooling and access to clean water brings.
This summer and fall, our team on the ground, together with community members, installed 3 separate water points as well as the creation of an irrigation system. This irrigation system will be life changing for the farmers in the community as the region is incredibly dry for 10 months of the year. With their need for clean water met, community elders shared their desperate need for a school for the 452 students in the community. Their current “school” is 4 open air classrooms made up of stones and sticks. I’m sure you can imagine the challenges learning and teaching in such an environment. The Calgary Run for Water is excited to announce that we will continue our partnership with the community of Zeneshka through 2020 to help bring a new school building as well as teaching supplies and training to the village.
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