Rotary District 7710 5th Annual GlobalRun4Water

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Sep 25, 2016


Cary, NC


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk

$25 $25 Closed

5K Run/Walk (Kids 12 & Under)

$15 $15 Closed

1 Mile Water Carry Relay (Rotarians Only)

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Presented by Rotary District 7710
Produced by Fit & Able Productions, Inc.

District 7710 Mission: Our mission is to help needy people in the world have clean drinking water, because safe water helps to liberate people so they can live healthier, fuller, and more productive lives. At the same time we are going to raise awareness among Rotarians of the worldwide water crisis and improve Rotary's public image as a major player in the water and sanitation cause.

How Last Year's Proceeds were Used:

  • Global Grant #1635090 - ($4,425) helped provide a communal supply of potable drinking water to the three communities comprising Las Lagunas. Clean water is a much needed component for disease prevention, good health, and quality of life that the residents of this community lacked due to their extreme poverty.
  • Global Grant #1638575 - ($5,525) helped provide safe water and sanitation to the residents of Loma Negra, Piura, Peru. The project will include solar powered water treatment system, hygiene education, and empowerment in the form of a public utility, which will also create sustainability for future operation and maintenance expenses. A power flush latrine will be installed for each of (50) households.
  • Flint, Michigan - ($2,000) donated $2,000 to match the donation from the D7710 Disaster Relief Fund to the Rotary Club of Flint to help supply clean drinking water to Flint residents.

New Project - (5,000) for funding to provide a solar pumping system to bring fresh water from a high quality spring approximately 1.5 miles from Zorange. Zorange is a school located in the Village of Bigot, Haiti servicing kids from Pre-K thru 13. Zorange also serves over 5,000 community members per year as a public medical clinic. Currently Zorange gets its water from a rain water collection cistern and bucketed from a river approximately one (1) mile away.

Check out photos from last year's race to see how fun it was!



Saturday September 24, 2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Packet Pickup at the Crossroads Omega Sports

Sunday September 25, 2016

3:00 PM Race Day Registration & Check-in
4:00 PM 5K Run/Walk Start
4:15 PM 1 Mile Water Carry Relay Start
5:30 - 6:30 PM Awards Ceremony


Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary, NC 27511)

Course Information: The 5K course is the traditional WakeMed cross-country 5K course. Only registered dogs are allowed on the race course. GlobalRun4Water 5K Map

Events: Kids, adults, novices, and experts are all welcome! The 5K race will be fully timed, so whether you run, walk, or stroll everyone will have official chip-recorded times with posted results. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age or skill-level can participate!

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports of Cary. The Top 3 Overall Men and Women will receive $100 (1st), $50 (2nd), and $25 (3rd) gift cards to Omega Sports. Age Group winners will receive a $20 gift card in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15 - 24, 25 - 34, 35 - 44, 45 - 54, 55 - 64, and 65 & Over.

Raffle: George "The Waterman" Lewis has graciously agreed to donate a painting again this year to help augment our fundraising efforts. George Lewis paints and sells his work to support Rotary's water projects around the world. Each ticket costs $20. There are only 100 tickets so get yours soon. Check out his paintings!

Donations: Participants can make donations to GlobalRun4Water's mission projects when they sign up online. Anyone can make a quick and easy donation online too! You can also mail your donation by making the check out to the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club Foundation and putting GR4W on the memo line and mailing to:

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club
P. O. Drawer 1406
Cary, NC 27512

Packet Pick-Up: Saturday September 24th at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Omega Sports at Crossroads.

NOTE: According to USA Track & Field rules all participants must show a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets. All participants must pick up their own race packet and sign both the Fit & Able and USATF waivers. Adults may not pick up the race packet for other adults. Minors must be with a legal guardian (with a photo ID) who can sign the waivers to pick up their race packet.

Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Race Souvenirs: All participants may purchase a performance tech race t-shirt with their registration for $10 up to August 30th. All proceeds go to support the race and the GlobalRun4Water mission projects.


Online registration closes on September 24th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

5K Registration Fee:

  • Until August 31st: $25
  • Until September 24th: $30
  • On Race Day September 25th: $35

5K Registration Fee (Kids 12 & Under):

  • Until August 31st: $15
  • Until September 24th: $20
  • On Race Day September 25th: $25

1 Mile Water Carry Relay Registration Fee (Rotarians Only):

  • Until August 31st: $15 per team member
  • Until September 24th: $20 per team member
  • On Race Day September 25th: $20 per team member


We can't wait to see you again at the Rotary GlobalRun4Water!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for underprivileged children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.

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