The Ugandan Water Project will hold its ninth annual 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on April 21 at the Rand Lodge in Powder Mills Park, 154 Park Road, Pittsford.
This fundraising event supports the mission of the Ugandan Water Project to partner with U.S. sponsors in bringing safe, accessible drinking water to communities in the East African nation of Uganda.
“The 5K is our largest public fundraiser. The impact that our runners and volunteers have on what our organization is able to accomplish each year is significant, enabling us to continue our work in Uganda,” said UWP’s Executive Director James Harrington.
UWP hopes to raise over $25,000 at this year’s run, helping to expand UWP’s reach and effectiveness in Uganda. For every dollar raised, one more person in Uganda gains access to clean drinking water.
This early season road race includes RFID chip timing and a race T-shirt for runners as well as live music, food and refreshments and handmade Ugandan crafts as well as RF chip bib timing and a race T-shirt for runners.
Open to the public, runners can choose to register as a runner or walker or to be a sponsored runner and raise funds, waiving the race fee and becoming eligible to win top fundraising prizes. This year’s prizes include a Nintendo Switch, a Sawyer Products recreation gift pack and gift cards to local merchants. Participants can also run as part of a sponsored team, with the top fundraising team earning bragging rights and a year to display the UWP 5K handcrafted trophy made by Ugandan artist Collins Alinaitwe, UWP’s project manager.
Visit ugandanwaterproject.com/5k for more information.