Did you know thatover 80 percent of disease in the developing world is from contaminated water? Here’s how you can have a direct impact: On Saturday, Nov. 15, we’re holding a “Run for the Pour” at SRP Arizona Falls, located at 5802 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix to ensure that people in Nicaragua will now have access to clean water. The family friendly, 5K walk or run begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $35 (includes a t-shirt and goodie bag) from now until Nov. 5 ($40 after Nov. 5).
The 5k run will highlight the process and workings of an actual water system that would be utilized in the developing world. Participants will have the option of carrying a log or bucket to help demonstrate the real life challenges people in developing world’s encounter when working to provide clean water. There will be a prize for those runners that choose to participate in the optional obstacle course.
Board members William Kohl of William Kohl Ins Agency Inc. State Farm and Mark Jones a Technical Program Manager at Verizon will serve as the Co-Chairs for this year’s Run. They will assist with securing sponsors and runners, as well as, behind the scenes planning for the event.
“We’re really glad to have William and Mark’s help,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “The Run for the Pour is a great way to bring awareness to the issue and give people a glimpse at the real life challenges people in other countries face without access to clean water. We hope the community will come out and take part in this family friendly event.”
For more information or to become a “Run for the Pour” sponsor, call Jared Leslie, development director at (602) 252.7772 ext. 101. To register for the run, visit: http://runforthepour.org.