Sherwood is one of my favorite communities to run in, and the Running Water 5K on May 9th looks like a great event. A run with a true cause, the event will be donating 100% of their proceeds to benefit a village in Zambia so that they do not have to fetch clean water for daily usage as well as helping with health care, and educational and vocational needs. The event is being put on by a Christian ministry that passes the proceeds on to World Visions ZWASH program. The route looks like it passes through neighborhoods in the nook between 99W and Sunset Blvd, and is going to be timed by the competent folks over at Uberthons.
Registration is now open online, with a cost of $35 a person or $75 for a family. There is a special student price for those in 12th grade and below of $15. There is also an option to download a pledge form to raise even more money for the cause. With Uberthons on site, you can expect a well-marked course and near-instant race results. They are definitely one of the very best timing companies in the NW. If you are not in the mood to walk or run, but want to be involved for the cause, there is also a link where you can register to volunteer.
Race time is 8:30 am, with check in and day of event registration starting at 7. Again, the event date is Saturday, May 9th at the Cedar Creek Church in Sherwood. The course will be mostly flat, with a moderate amount of turns in a scenic residential area. With the proceeds going to such a noble cause, even the most lackluster performance will be something to be proud of. That’s not something you can say at every race.