Whether you walk with us at Scissortail Park or walk where you are, you can sign up as an individual, or create a team to walk and fundraise with your family, company, church or school group.
This year there are two ways to participate in “walk in person” or “walk where you are”:
September 19, 2020
Walk with us!
While we plan to move forward with our in-person event at Scissortail Park on September 19, the safety of every person is Water4’s priority. Masks, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be provided, and CDC social distancing guidelines will be practiced.
In addition to the in-person event, we are thrilled to offer a Walk Where You Are option if you prefer to join us at your chosen location! So, whether you gather with us in OKC or walk with your crew at a different location, we are all walking to raise awareness to end the water crisis!
For millions around the world, today began with a long walk to collect water. Mile after mile… hour after hour… 40 pounds at a time… to and from watering holes, lakes, and streams riddled with disease. Every day, they fill their buckets over and over again with unsafe water that brings sickness and pain. Every hour they spend walking for water is one less hour for school, work, or time with loved ones.
Water is often carried in five gallon buckets which weigh over 40 pounds when full.
Women and children in the developing world walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 km) per day to collect water. (USAID)
Nearly 570 million children lack access to basic drinking water at school. (UNICEF)
Water4 and the Global Water Crisis
2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water at home, and the global water crisis claims 3.4 million lives each year — more than all forms of violence, including war, combined. These numbers aren’t just statistics. They represent real people with names, families, hopes and dreams.
Water4 is an Oklahoma City-based international nonprofit using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world where all people have access to safe water. Water4 equips local entrepreneurs in developing countries to provide sustainable safe water access to every home, school and clinic in their communities. This approach puts the solution to local water problems in the hands of local people ensuring safe water access is sustained by local resources.
Since 2008, Water4 and our partners have impacted the lives of over 1.4 million people in more than 30 countries through the power of safe and living water.
How can I participate in Walk4Water?
Walk With Us (In-person): Join us at Scissortail Park on September 19!
Walk Where You Are (Virtual): Not able to make it to the event at Scissortail Park? That’s okay, you can still participate! Rally your family and friends to walk where you are – your neighborhood, a local park or around your church building.
When: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Where: Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City
(300 SW 7th St., OKC 73109)