Introducing Roanoke's Inaugural Walk4Water Event --- The 1st Annual Roanoke Valley Walk4Water hosted by Journey Church!
Grab your 5-gallon bucket and walk (or run) for a good cause! This virtual 4 mile walk event benefits Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.
The Walk4Water is an educational event designed to raise awareness and donations to fight the global water crisis through sustainable, safe water solutions. It is a fun, family-friendly opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who lack access to safe water.
The first 300 registered will receive a 5-gallon bucket, and all participants will receive a super comfy short-sleeve tee. Scroll down to learn more about the fun virtual prizes and awards!
How do I get my swag?
Buckets and shirts will be available for pick-up at the Journey Church offices (3574 Read Mountain Road, 24019) on May 13 and 14, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
If you live out of state, we can mail your t-shirt to you.
What are the event day details?
This year’s race is virtual. You can complete the Roanoke Valley Walk4Water 4 mile walk ANY TIME and ANY WHERE between May 14 at 12:00 a.m. and May 16 at 11:59 p.m. Wherever you walk (or run) - please stay safe and follow social distancing guidelines.
How to Enter the Virtual Awards:
1. SNAP a picture from your virtual Walk4Water!
2. POST the picture to your Facebook or Instagram. If you're private or prefer not to post - email your picture(s) to email@example.com
3. TAG Journey Church Roanoke (@journey_connect on Instagram) in your post/pictures.
4. Use the #journeycares #walk4water #watermission
Be sure to post your race pictures on your social media anytime between 12:00 a.m. on May 14 through 11:59 p.m. on May 16. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 17! Winners must be local or able to pick up their prize at the Journey Church offices (3574 Read Mountain Road, 24019).
The Virtual Awards:
Big Spenda' Award - raise the most money for Water Mission
Next Level Award – get creative and take your walk event to the Next Level!
Picture Perfect Award – most scenic route picture
Social Butterfly Award - most likes on a post!
Stand Out Award –most out-of-the-box picture of you on your walk
Support Water Mission
100% of the proceeds from Roanoke Valley Walk4Water will be donated to Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.
Why walk? The fight against the global water crisis is both urgent and enormous. 2.1 billion people worldwide wake up every day without access to safe water, and the crisis steals the lives of thousands each day—more than war, natural disasters, AIDS, and hunger combined. Young children are among the most vulnerable, with one child under the age of five dying every 21 seconds from a completely preventable, water-related disease.
The statistics are staggering, but the good news is that together, we can make a difference to fight this injustice. By participating in the Roanoke Valley Walk4Water, you are giving a megaphone to our neighbors around the world who walk an average of 3.5 miles every day for water that often makes them sick.
Every step you take, bucket you carry, and dollar you raise will radically transform lives. With safe water, children have time to study, play, and attend school. Men and women have time to work and care for their families. Health is improved, dignity is restored, and communities thrive.
We thank you for supporting Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people worldwide.
Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top 4-star rating 12 years in a row, a distinction shared by only one percent of charities rated by the organization.