Imagine walking more than 4 miles a day to haul gallons of water just so you could cook, drink, bathe and wash your clothes. In countless locales across the world, this is the stark reality that millions face every day. For the past seven years, the locally organized Spokenya run and walk has raised funds to help ease this burden on residents of a region in western Kenya. Funds help install wells and rainwater catchment systems through its beneficiary nonprofit, Spring of Hope. The 7-kilometer race is meant to represent the average distance women and girls in Kenya must travel daily to get clean water; for the last 100 meters of the race, participants can carry a bucket of water on their heads for a taste of what that reality is like.
Sat, July 15 at 9 am • $25/advance; $35/late registration • Starts at Life Center Church • 1202 N. Government Way • spokenyarun.org
— Chey Scott