This Sunday, fitness fans have the chance to virtually take part in a brilliant fundraiser opportunity. The annual Run for Water in Austin, Texas has provided funds to help provide clean water for tens of thousands of Burundians. In fact, each race entry provides a lifetime of clean water for one Burundian.
The race was founded by Burundi-born Gilbert Tuhabonye, a survivor of the Burundian Civil War and an avid runner. He started the Gazelle Foundation to give back to his native country by providing clean water systems and educating Americans on the importance of clean water availability worldwide.
While the concrete Run for the Water will be taking place in Austin this Sunday, October 27th (feel free to register for the 10 miler, 5K, or Fun Run in Austin through this link), the Gazelle Foundation has teamed with up the folks at MapMyFitness to allow users of the popular fitness app to take part in the race from anywhere in the world through the 2013 Global Run for the Water. Simply record your race through MapMyFitness.
My 11-year-old son and I have signed up for the race and we’re looking forward to doing a 5K on Sunday morning right here in Colorado Springs.
Are you interested in helping out Burundians while doing your workout from anywhere? It’s easy! Sign up through this link. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your MapMyFitness app for the race. The virtual race costs $25 and includes a Mizuno-brand t-shirt and a two-month MVP membership for MapMyFitness.
GeekMom received two complimentary registrations to the race for review purposes.