This year we're running for


Just 4% of villagers in Yella, Ethiopia have access to clean water and they often have to walk 8 hours just to get it. This shouldn't be. But you can change this. 

This year, we are raising funds to change the lives of 18,000 people in Ethiopia. By laying 19 km of piping, 3 spring caps, and 46 water points, we will empower 800 girls to go to school and 30 women to start micro-businesses.

This year, Envision Financial Run for Water is on May 31, 2015.

For more information, contact volunteer@runforwater.ca

Don't just race, RAISE


Your race fee goes to help put on one of the best running events in Canada. But it is expensive to put on a run. There are shirt costs, finisher medals, staffed emergency teams, and costly permits to close roads. After all of these costs only 15-20% of your race fees can go to help the people of Yella get clean water. This is not enough for us to finish the project we began last year. 



We want to inspire runners to become fundraisers.  It only takes $35 to bring one person clean water for life.  100% of funds you raise go directly to the Yella project, not administrative or event expenses. To reach our goal, we need you to fundraise.


What We Do

Clean Water. It's a Movement. Run with it.

To bring water to the people of Yella, we are building Gravity Flow Water Systems. They will use a natural source of water in the hills by Yella which flows through new pipelines, reservoirs, and tap stands to be accessed by the village. It's all gravity powered so no electricity and minimal maintenance is required.

To finish building this aqueduct to bring water to the village of Yella, we need runners like you to gather your family and friends' support.
Start a fundraising page today!

The Envision Financial Run for Water May 31st, 2015


Race Fees cover the following: (note race fees do not include any donation to the cause)

  •         Entry to the selected race events
  •         Official race shirts for all finishers
  •         Official finisher medals for all runners
  •         Post-race snacks and beverages
  •         Post-race awards ceremony
  • Ultra Marathon 55km

  • Half Marathon 21km

    Skill Level: 75%
  • 10K Run

  • 5K Fun Run


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