In February, New York City runners raised almost a half of a million dollars for Haiti, during the NYRR Run for Haiti event. In April, NYC runners will have another opportunity to join with others around the globe in running to help conditions in Haiti. Dow has teamed up with Live Earth for an event called “Run for Water.” Run for Water is a global event, in which runners will participate in a 6k race, to improve drinking water conditions in Haiti. From the event’s website:
The City that never sleeps will be coming together on April 18th as New York comes out to run Prospect Park at the Dow Live Earth Run For Water. 24 hours, hundreds of runs, celebrities, thousands of runners and funds raised to help solve the water crisis. Running or walking 6km makes the realities of water scarcity real. Make sure you are with us as we highlight this world wide issue that affects all of us.
The New York City Installation of this event will be occurring in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on April 18th. The registration fee is $50 and can be done through the event’s registration page online.Though the money raised from the event will be used to help improve drinking water conditions in various developing countries worldwide, “for each person who registers using Promotional Code “HAITI” Live Earth will make a special extra donation to Global Water Challenge (10% of all entry fees already go to support water projects worldwide – we’ll add $1 for Haiti relief). The special donation will go to Catholic Relief Services, CARE, Population Services International, and UNICEF to implement safe drinking water programs on the ground in Haiti for earthquake survivors.” For the full details, please visit the event page on the Live Earth Website.