World Vision Global 6K for Water - 2017

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6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run an average distance for an extraordinary cause.


how it works

Each participant's registration of $50 goes to World Vision's Water Initiatives. After you register, you will receive a World Vision Global 6K for Water t-shirt, race bib, and medal in the mail. Map out a 6km route in your neighbourhood or attend a bigger gathering at a host site. Walk or run with your friends and family on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #6KforWater!




World Vision Canada Youth Team is partnering with Team World Vision for the 2017 World Vision Global 6k for Water, in lieu of the Water Walk. When you register to walk or run the Global 6k, you can also take the #LiveLikeAlex Challenge by filling a jerry can and walking 6 kilometers.


Bring the Global 6K to your neighborhood

Do you love bringing people together? Host a 6K to increase your impact. We'll equip you with everything you need from planning timelines to signage to music playlists.

Register by clicking a point on the map or register on your own.

join the global movement


From fast runners to leisurely walkers, thousands of people will unite around the globe on a mission together to bring clean water to communities in need. World Vision works in over 100 countries and brings clean water to 1 new person every 30 seconds.

Our Work

But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. That’s why we’re focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places. Learn more about our full solution to poverty at

2.3 million people reached with improved water access

4 new schools reach EVERY DAY, with clean water, sanitation and hygiene

1,496 communities certified as open defecation-free by local governments

  Funded by World Vision donors from around the world in 2015  




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