HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunrise is sitting with Water 4 the World Run Event Co-Founder Casey Moore and participant Alex Tolhurst to talk about their event coming up this weekend.
Water 4 the World Run is a 5K run/walk founded last year to raise awareness about global access to clean water. Did you know that average woman in a developing country walks approximately 3.5 miles to get water which is just a little more than the distance of a 5k run. Approximately 700 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water, that's twice the population of the United States. Our mission is to give the gift of clean water to those without.
Each participant is asked to carry a 9 pound water bag to simulate what a woman must carry in a third world nation each day to bring water to her family and many times that water isn't all that clean. As our runners and walkers go around the Waikiki Zoo and Kapiolani Park we want them to think about the clean water they are carrying and how lucky we are to have it.
Casey Moore traveled to many third world countries surfing and has been taken ill by unclean water. We are partnering with Veterans Without Orders and the Rotary Club here in Hawaii to find communities in Asia and Africa who need sustainable water.
The race is Friday, November 11th (Veteran's Day) at the Waikiki Shell. The individual cost for the run/walk is $34.99. Registration packets include a nine-pound water bag to simulate the weight of water carried by women in developing nations, W4TWR logo t-shirt, logo draw string mini-backpack, logo sunglasses, other sponsor goodies.Gates open at 8 a.m. for check-in and registration. The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. followed by a DJ dance party with bands, food booths, interactive games and a beer garden from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Visit www.W4TWR.com for race registration and further details.