The Event

Walk 4 Water is an event hosted by Prairie Oak Community Church to raise awareness and funding for providing clean water sources for people in need in Haiti and Africa.

water-spout-smEvery day, millions of people around the world are forced to journey several miles in search of water.  Without access to clean water in their immediate environment, it falls largely to women and children to journey to the nearest river or ground water hole.  Often that water is infected with disease, parasites and malaria-carrying mosquitoes.  But it’s all they have, so they carry it home – an average of 40 pounds on each head.  We want to do something about this.

Our goal is to change TWO communities.  First, the community that will receive wells due to this event. Second, we hope it will change our own community.  In suburban America, it is easy to feel isolated and powerless when confronted by great injustices.  By rallying together, we can make a difference, change our conversations around poverty, and grow closer together.

 

There are THREE EVENTS to choose from – a way for EVERYONE to participate:

 

Walk 4 Water

The 7th Annual Walk 4 Water.  Prairie Oak, in partnership with local businesses, community leaders, and other churches, invites members of our community to rally together around the poor by carrying buckets of water for two miles.  In this small way, we can make a real difference in the lives of those in need while experiencing just a small example of the “burn” they live with every day.

Registration 4:30-5:00
Pre-Walk Announcements 5:00

Walk begins at 5:15

COST:

 $30 per person or $75 per family

Participants are also encouraged to collect sponsors to increase the impact of your participation.

 


 

Running Water 5K

Runners, FEEL THE BURN by joining us for the 2nd annual Running Water 5K.  Participants can run the 5K at the same time as the walk, and then everyone will gather together for the post-event picnic.

Registration 4:30-5:00
Pre-Race Announcements 5:00

Race begins at 5:15

COST:

 $35 per person or $75 per family.
Includes t-shirt and post-event meal and party.

Participants are also encouraged to collect sponsors to increase the impact of your participation. 

 


 

Virtual Walk / Virtual 5K

If you are out of town, or unable to participate in the event on June 26, YOU CAN STILL TAKE PART!  Sign up for the Virtual Walk/5K and you can walk or run wherever you are!  Virtual walkers/racers will receive a shirt mailed to them after June 26.

COST:

 $35 per person or $75 per family

Participants are also encouraged to collect sponsors to increase the impact of your participation.

 

Get Started Today!

  1. Gather a team – encourage friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to join you!
  2. Fill out the online registration form to register your team.
  3. Challenge each other to raise as much as possible. Gather pledges from others.
  4. Each team member can also make a personal donation via our secure online form.