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Global 6K for Water 2018 results


participants world wide

3.7m USD

for water, sanitation and hygiene projects


sites in over 30 countries

Why 6k?

Six kilometers is the average distance people — usually women and girls — walk to get water for their families in the developing world. Often, the walk is dangerous and the water is unsafe to drink. When you commit to walk or run in World Vision’s Global 6K, you’re coming alongside these children to make their world a safer, healthier place.

All donations collected through the Global 6K will benefit children and communities through our World Vision water projects!

Are you ready? Walk, run or even push a wheelchair or stroller - however you cross the finish line - you’ll help transform the lives of women and children like 5 year old Grace in Uganda, who starts and ends every day with a dangerous six kilometer walk to fetch disease-ridden water. 

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How it Works

STEP 1. Register

No matter where you are in the world, you can register to participate in this global event! Create your own site (and walk with your friends in your own neighborhood, closest park, school, etc.), join an existing site, or walk on your own!

STEP 2. Invite your friends and prepare for the event

Ask your family, friends and coworkers to support the cause by walking with you or by donating to provide clean water to communities in need. World Vision will provide you with everything you need so that you can rock out race day, including a race bib with a photo of a real child who will benefit from your support!

STEP 3. Walk or run the Global 6K

Get excited! Unite with tens of thousands of other people around the world to walk or run 6K and help children (like the one on your bib) get clean water!

STEP 4. Cross the finish line and celebrate your global impact

Children and communities in developing countries will benefit from clean water projects for years thanks to your participation and fundraising. And, if you take one more step and sponsor the child on your 6K bib, not only will you helping that very child in realizing their dreams, you'll be helping provide entire communities with healthcare, education, child protection, and more on a daily basis.

Do you have any questions? Email the Global 6K team!

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