The Water Run Medicine Hat
October 10, 2020
In proud partnership with Nehemiah Construction Ministries and the YMCA, we run to bring clean water to the Turkana People of Kenya. Join the fun and leave an impact! You can run as an individual, with a team, and even create your own team. We are so happy that you are partnering with us in changing lives in Kenya.
The Turkana people are an unreached, nomadic tribe living in the desert of northwestern Kenya. There are half a million people living in extreme conditions. They live in a dry and barren land with daytime temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius. They lack food, water, medicine, and education. The women walk up to 50 kms a day to carry 20 litres of contaminated water back for their families. The children exist on a diet of boiled maise flour and water, most of them eating only once every 2 days. 80% of all hospitalizations are due to waterborne diseases. Life expectancy is approximately 40 years. They call themselves the forgotten people...But they are not forgotten! With your help, we are bringing clean water to the Turkana. Join us this year and let's continue the amazing work that is happening in Kenya.
- June 26 10:00 AM MDT - Check-In
- June 26 10:15 AM MDT - Group Warm-Up
- June 26 11:00 AM MDT - Race!
- June 26 12:00 PM MDT - Family Events
- June 26 3:00 PM MDT - Celebration & Trophy Presentation
- June 26 5:00 PM MDT - Closing Ceremonies