2019 5K Run/Walk for Water On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the community of Mt. Horeb will rally together to give hope to those who lack access to safe water. It’s more than a Run and Walk. It’s an event that will change lives around the world forever through the gift of safe water. Join hundreds as we run or walk help provide access to clean water. Why Participate? Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk an average of three miles to retrieve water for their family's daily needs. In most cases, after walking for miles, the water they retrieve to drink and cook with is from an open water source and is often contaminated. Our walking portion of our Run/Walk for Water will simulate this trek many people must do every day. Walkers will start the Walk for Water with an empty bucket. Half-way through the walk, participants will fill their bucket with water from Stewart Lake and walk back for the remainder of the course. New this year, we will also offer runners a 5K course as another way to participate. Join other runners on a 5K course through neighborhoods in Mt. Horeb. Whichever way you choose to participate, you will help us raise awareness of the global water crisis and provide funds for a clean water well in a small village in El Salvador. Here is your chance to “think globally and act locally” right here in our community. We hope that all participants in the 5K Run/Walk for Water will develop a better understanding of the challenges people around the world face daily in search of something that we often take for granted – water. This fundraising event is sponsored by Living Water /international and Immanuel Lutheran Church and all proceeds will go to Living Water International to be used to cover the costs incurred to drill a well in a village in El Salvador that lacks clean water. It costs approx. $5500 to drill a well in Central America with Living Water international. On October 26, 2019, a team from the Mt. Horeb area will travel to El Salvador to partner with Living Water International to drill a well for the village near Acajutla, El Salvador that does not have clean water.