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Hello all,

I wanted to share a great opportunity with the whole team.
One of my SparkFriends is leading a Virtual 5k Charity Race to benefit Water 4 Kids - and he needs OUR help!

If you've been looking for a challenge, looking for a 5k to inspire you, wanting to help a good cause, or want to make a difference in your health and your life - this could be just what you need to inspire you and get you going!


Water 4 Kids International is a charity that raises money to build wells in Africa. The village that the SparkTeam is sponsoring is Kirewa "B" in Uganda. Villagers must travel 2.5km each way to access their current source of water, which is not even clean. A well will give over 8500 villagers a clean, safe, local water source for year-round use.


This is a virtual race. Participants of this challenge will do their walks/runs between Sept 18th and 24th - plenty of time to train!

You will do your 5K sometime that week and post your time to the team forums.

Each participant will be asked to get sponsors and collect pledges over the summer. Then once you finish your 5K your sponsors will go directly to a web page at Water4Kids International and enter their donations. We will not handle any money personally. Water4Kids will collect, track and then drill the well for us.


Water 4 Kids Virtual Charity 5k Spark Team

This team will give you the full rules, the details of why this charity is so important, and information about the village we're sponsoring.

This team will give you the information about registration to walk, walk/run, or run your 5k.

This team will give you challenges and training tips.

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-Audra (from Northern California)

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If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Turgenev

Dream big and then work to make those dreams come true! We're all stronger than we think we are! -Me!

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