GLOBAL 6K RESOURCES
You'll find below all the information you need about the Global 6K for Water event. You can also download here all the materials you need to promote your own event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Global 6K for Water is an international event organised by World Vision to help developing countries have access to clean water. Last year, over 48,000 people in 30 different countries walked or ran the Global 6K for Water.
Clean water frees children from deadly diseases and opens the door to education and a promising future. Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five still die every day from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and poor sanitation and hygiene. By taking part in the Global 6K for Water you’ll be helping build a world where everyone has access to clean water.
Six kilometres is the average distance people – usually women and children – walk to get water for their families and homes in the developing world. Often the walk is dangerous, children miss school and the water is dirty and makes them ill.
In the UK, the event will take place during 4 and 11 May 2019.
You can run or walk from anywhere between 4 and 11 May, on your own, with your friends or family or with your colleagues. You can also organise your own event with your local community group (school, work, church, sports club, etc). You are also welcome to join us at one of our events:
- Saturday 4 May in Richmond Park, London
- Saturday 11 May at Willen Lake, Milton Keynes
Go to worldvision.org.uk/global6k where you can:
- Register for free as a participant and order up to 5 t-shirts for you and your family (while stocks last) OR
- Sign up as a host to organise your own event.
If you want to organise an event, we’ll send you everything you need to promote it. Participants in your event can still register through the website so you don’t have to worry about ordering t-shirts and distributing running kits. If you’d prefer organising this yourself, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to create lasting change in the lives of vulnerable children, you can also sponsor the child on your bib to. Call us on 01908 84 10 10 to find out more.
All donations collected through the Global 6K will benefit children and communities through our World Vision water projects.
Yes! The distance doesn’t require significant physical fitness and the time commitment is minimal. It’s an easy – and meaningful – way to spend time together as a family or with friends and neighbours.