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6K for Water

THE NEED
6K (3.73 miles) is the average distance people in the developing world have to walk in order to find water. Often that water is dirty and contaminated with illness-causing microbes, parasites, bacteria, etc. WORLD VISION is creating CLEAN WATER stations within village areas that will eliminate the need for people to walk long distances to obtain water AND the water they will now be able to use will be clean and add to their health rather than taking away from it. The daily time saved from walking to collect water will allow women and children to stay in education programs and better their lives in other ways as well.

OUR PART OF THE SOLUTION:
By participating in our World Vision Global 6K Walk For Water event here in Waikoloa Village we will be raising awareness of this terrible plight for millions of people around the world. We will be challenged to see what we can do to help ease suffering for these people. Our registration fees will actually go to provide clean water for one child in a developing country somewhere in the world. Just by walking this one day you will potentially save the life of a child and you will certainly greatly improve their life.

HOW MUCH:
Registration is $50 for adults and $25 for children.
* All participants will receive an official World Vision 6K T-shirt and Participation Medal.
* All participants will receive a bib with a picture of a real child somewhere in the world who is currently at risk and in need of clean water, food, education, clothing, etc. MOST of your registration fee is going to directly support that child for a month.
* As you walk we encourage you to pray for that child. By the end of the event you may decide you want to sponsor that child every month going forward. More details about how to do that will be provided at the event. There is no obligation to sponsor the child beyond this 6K Walk Sponsorship.

WHEN: May 4th, 2019
HOW TO REGISTER:
Pre-Registration is happening NOW! Use the link below to register.
http://www.TeamWorldVision.org/team/11132/

WHAT TIME:
Registration begins at 6:00am
The Walk starts at 7:00am
The average time to complete the walk is 95 minutes.
You may complete it more quickly or more slowly.
The event ends at 10:00am

WHERE:
Start and Finish Line is at Kamakoa Nui Skate Park in Waikoloa Village
The Course is a LOOP from Kamakoa Nui Park up Paniolo Ave to Francolin Place and then BACK TO Kamakoa Nui Park.

IS THIS A RACE:
You are welcome to either run or walk the 6K, but no, this is not a race. There are no prizes. No competition to come in first. No timers for runners.
If you are running we will release the runners from the starting line first, followed by the walkers a few minutes later. That way you can run without dodging walkers.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT:
World Vision tells us people as old as 98 and as young as 1 year old have completed the walk. So we do not have an age limit. We do ask parents to make the decision on whether their child can walk the course we have laid out. For safety reasons, all children UNDER THE AGE OF TWELVE MUST BE accompanied by a parent/adult guardian during the walk. The accompanying adult does not have to be a paying participant but we do encourage you to consider doing so as well. Your participation will provide clean water for another child.

I WANT TO WALK BUT AM NOT SURE I CAN AFFORD THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION FEE:
We are hoping to have SOME scholarship help available on a first come, first serve basis. If you need help with a portion of your registration fee or all of your registration fee let us know and we will see what we can do.

I CANNOT WALK BUT I USE A WHEELCHAIR. MAY I PARTICIPATE?
Of course! We would love to have people in wheelchairs participate. Please be aware that large portion of the course is at the uphill portion of Paniolo Avenue between the Waikoloa Community Church and Francolin Place (the turnaround half way point) – then its back downhill over the same course.

I CANNOT OR DO NOT WISH TO WALK IN THE EVENT. MAY I STILL HELP IN OTHER WAYS?
Absolutely! You can make a financial donation, you can share our information and posts about the event on your social media, you can spread the news via word of mouth, you can volunteer at our registation table or water/snack tables the morning of the event, you can help with set up and/or teardown/cleanup and you can help with information and signup stations at KTA and other locations. Email us at WaikoloaCC@gmail.com to let us know how you would like to help and we will get you plugged in.G

VIDEOS TO LEARN MORE OR TO SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOtp1W6r3Ts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hZluhyA2wo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjhU2CunQ08