World Vision: 6K Race Provides Clean Water for Detroit and Africa
Elevate Christian Network :: News and Events
(Detroit, Michigan) This year’s Detroit Global 6K took place at Kensington Metro Park, a sprawling recreation area in the suburbs. On Saturday, May 6, this beautiful park became a beacon of hope as nearly 900 men, women, and children committed to run and walk to provide lasting clean water to children in Africa.
Cloud cover made for a chilly morning (though significantly warmer than the 17-degree temps experienced during the 2016 Detroit 6K). When I arrived at the start line, the area was charged with the energy of people excited to be there. Sticks of orange and blue face paint were passed around. The faces of hundreds of children eager to be sponsored graced the race bibs of participants.
Detroit Global 6K Race – Jerry Can Challenge
Prior to the walkers and runners taking off, I got to witness one of the most powerful displays of the entire event: Six men had registered to take the jerry can challenge. These individuals launched out ahead of all the other runners and committed to carrying jerry cans filled with 35 to 40 pounds of water for the entire 6K in solidarity with those in Africa who do it every day. As the rest of us waited to set out on our course, this served as a powerful visual demonstration of why we were there in the first place: Each of us was walking and running so a child in Africa no longer had to. Read the full story…. blog.worldvision.org
Story by: Haley Bodine
(World Vision) This truly is “The Bib That Matters Most!” 6 kilometers is the average distance that people in Africa have to walk for water that is often unsafe to drink. Each 6K registration will bring clean water and fullness of life to one person, whose photo will be pictured on your race bib!
World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the world, providing a new person with clean water that lasts every 30 seconds.
- For more news and information, visit them online at: http://blog.worldvision.org
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