Posted by David Warkentin on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Run For Water. And while people of all ages and all running abilities gathered to run a variety of distances (some more ambitious than the 5k I ran - my wife ran a half marathon!), our running in Abbotsford paralelled running of a different sort in Ethiopia. Where our running here is a community event, theirs is a daily event, not one of leisure or sport, but of necessity and sustenance. In Ethiopia, and countless other places, people travels miles a day to find clean water. Where we run for water (to raise money, awareness, etc...), they run to water. Hopefully the money raised ($253,000) can help change this reality in providing accessible water to more Ethiopians. From Abbotsford to Ethiopia, this video summary tells the story well of why I ran for water:
Envision Financial Run For Water 2014 Race Day Video from Run for Water on Vimeo.