Run For Hope Virtual 6k benefitting Filter of Hope®

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For millions of people, clean water is a door out of poverty. Help open the door a little wider.

By joining us Saturday, April 27, 2019, you can help give clean water to hundreds (possibly even thousands) of families worldwide!

For every person who registers to run or walk 6 kilometers (3.7 miles), a filter that provides 10 years of clean drinking water will be given to a family in need.

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Every registrant will receive a complimentary shirt, access to a world-class virtual running experience (incl music, a dedicated trainer, and competition on a live leaderboard), and exclusive insights into the incredible work being done to address the clean water crisis affecting millions worldwide.

While this a virtual race* (meaning you can run alone or with others anywhere in the world) there will be a universal start time—so make sure to mark your calendars!

Registrants are encouraged to run with others in their community. For more information on established meetups or to organize your own meetup, visit https://fitforhope.com/rfh-meetup.

Aside from processing fees, 100% of proceeds will go directly to getting clean water filters to those who need them (keep reading to learn more!).

*Access to the virtual race software will be provided 2 weeks in advance. For more information, visit fitforhope.com/virtual.


Why 6K / 3.7 miles?

On average, women and children in developing countries walk 6 kilometers over treacherous terrain every day just to collect clean water for their loved ones.

Why clean water?

Because of the parasites and bacteria living in unfiltered water, water-related illnesses keep mothers and fathers from their work, children from school, and are a leading cause of child mortality.

But, with a Filter of Hope® filter, these women and children can purify over 150 gallons of water a day! That’s enough water for multiple families to have safe, clean drinking water.

By providing a filter to a family in need, you’re not just improving their health, you’re offering a door out of poverty!

Why a virtual run?

While it would be easy to just ask for a $40 donation to cover the cost of producing, shipping overseas, and then hand-delivering a filter to a family in need, we believe you can have an even greater impact by running for hope!

As a Run For Hope registrant, you not only have an opportunity to experience a taste of the physical hardships so many people endure while collecting water, you have an opportunity to represent and advocate for people around the world who desperately need clean drinking water.

What if I can’t attend but want to support the cause?

If running or walking 3.7 miles just isn’t your thing, or you’ve already made a commitment for the 27th, you can still have a life-changing impact by sharing this event (and the overwhelming need for clean water worldwide) with your community.

You’re not only raising awareness of this incredibly important work but inviting others to do the same by running right alongside you or by making a life-changing financial gift at bit.ly/rfhgiving.

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