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    Name: 5K Run/Walk for Water
    Date: May 2, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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    Event Description:
    Millions of people endure life without access to water.

    When you sign up to walk in the Walk for Water, you help transform communities with the gift of clean water.

    Join us this year in funding a safe water well for a small community in El Salvador.

    On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the community of Mt. Horeb will rally together to give hope to those who lack access to safe water. It’s more than a Walk. It’s an event that will change lives around the world forever through the gift of safe water. Join hundreds as we walk and 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 it is often contaminated with pesticides and parasites.

    The Walk for Water is a 5 kilometer walk that will simulate the trek that many people, often women and children, must do every day to get access to water. Walkers will start the Walk for Water at Grundahl Park 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 5 kilometer course with their water.

    By walking in this event, you join others to help raise awareness of the global water crisis and also to 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 of Mount Horeb.

    We hope that all participants in the 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 – clean water.

    Onsite registration and t-shirt pick-up will begin at 9:00 am at the upper shelter at Grundahl Park, in Mt. Horeb. The Walk for Water will begin promptly at 10:00 am.

    Proceeds: This fundraising event is sponsored by 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 small village in El Salvador that lacks clean water. It costs approx. $10,000 to drill a well in Central America with Living Water International. On June 13-20, a team from the Mt. Horeb/Madison area will travel to El Salvador to partner with Living Water International to help drill a well for a small community near La Paz, El Salvador that lacks access to clean water.

    Registration Fees & Shirts: $30/person for Students/Adults (13+) - which includes a shirt if registered by April 19th.
    Youth (12 & Under) are free of charge with a paid adult registration OR $10 with a shirt if registered by April 19th.
    If registering after April 19th, shirts are not guaranteed. Extra shirts may be available for purchase $10 on event day.

    Can’t make it on event day but want to contribute to the cause? Register as a VIRTUAL WALKER! Virtual Walker registration is available if registered by April 19th and is $37.50 which includes an event shirt and shipping! Shirts will be mailed after the event. Thank you for your support!

    Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am on-site registration, the Walk for Water starts at 10:00 am

    Location: Grundahl Park, 401 Blue Mounds Rd. Mt. Horeb, WI
    Grundahl Park, 401 Blue Mounds Rd. Mt. Horeb,
    Date/Time Information:
    Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 Time: 9:00 am on-site registration, 5K Run/Walk for Water starts at 10:00 am
    Contact Information:
    John Schmitt Event Coordinator 608-575-3070
    Registration Fees & Shirts: $30/person for students/adults (13+). Kids 12 or under are free, with an adult registration. Additional adult and kids t-shirts can be ordered for $10. Shirts guaranteed to those who register by April 19! If registering after April 19, we cannot guarantee a t-shirt will be available.
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