Join Unitec and Rotary as we Walk for Water

13 February 2013

Walk for Water and stand up for the right to clean water

This March Unitec and Rotary are challenging you to walk 6km for UN World Water Day. It’s the distance millions of people around the world have to walk for clean water every day. So put your best foot forward and stand up for the right to clean water and sanitation for everyone.

Team challenge
Walking together is more fun, so why not enter as a team?  Get your family, friends, workmates or schoolmates onboard and come up with a great team name. The Watery Warriors or the Well Wishers maybe!

To add to the challenge, you’ll each need to carry some water on your 6km walk. That’s the reality of life for millions of people worldwide who have to walk that far for water every day.

Raise money
As well as raising awareness about the importance of clean water and sanitation, you can also raise money. The event is free to enter, but if you’d like to make a donation, it will be used to buy water tanks for developing nations who can’t easily access clean water.

When and where
Walk for Water takes place on Saturday 23 March. Organised by Unitec and Rotary, the walk starts at 10am. You can choose from one of the following start locations:

- Ken Maunder Park in New Lynn
- Coxs Bay Reserve in Coxs Bay
- Potters Park on the corner of Dominion and Balmoral Roads.

It finishes up at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus where you can kick back and relax with family-friendly games, activities, and of course some well-deserved food from a range of different stalls.

So what are you waiting for?

Dig out your trainers, grab your family and friends and make a day out of it. Enter online now at https://unitec.wufoo.com/forms/register-here-for-walk-for-water-2013/ and make a difference.

WHEN: Saturday 23 March, 10am

WHERE: You can choose from one of the following start locations:
- Ken Maunder Park in New Lynn
- Coxs Bay Reserve in Coxs Bay
- Potters Park on the corner of Dominion and Balmoral Roads.

REGISTER: Online at https://unitec.wufoo.com/forms/register-here-for-walk-for-water-2013/

Find out everything you need to know about the event - read our Walk for Water FAQs.

The right to clean water

One in ten of the world’s population does not have access to clean water or safe sanitation. Because of this, more than two million people die from water related diseases every year. Walking long distances to find clean water stops children going to school, affects jobs and livelihoods, and dramatically reduces the life expectancy for elderly, sick and disabled people.

Access to clean water and safe sanitation would help break the poverty cycle, improve education and save lives all over the world. Walk for Water this year and stand up for the right to clean water for everyone.

World Water Day

The first World Water Day took place in March 1993. Now International World Water Day takes place every year to highlight the importance of clean water and managing our freshwater resources effectively.

 

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