Water For Amani - 5K Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Forest Hill, MD



Activity Today Later

5K Race

$30 $30 Closed

Family Walk (un-timed) $20 flat rate for entire family

$20 $20 Closed

Individual Walk (un-timed)

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

A Chip-Timed 5K & Family Fun Walk to raise funds needed to purchase a deep water well for the Amani orphanage in Nairobi Kenya. 

June 11, 2016 at 8:30 am


First Overall Male, First Overall Female

Plus Top 3 in Age Groups for both Men and Women:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (must finish within 37 minutes to be eligible for Age Group Awards)

Amani Children's Home was launched 3 years ago on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya by Alfred and Irene Bahati. Beginning with six children, Amani has grown to house and care for over 100 children with food, education and a loving place to live and grow. Some of the children live full time at the home and some come everyday from the surrounding area for food and education.
All the children that call Amani home have been rescued from heartbreaking situations like abuse, neglect, human trafficking, extreme poverty or parents that have died from AIDS/HIV.
Despite having no running water or power, the directors and teachers of Amani have managed to create a loving oasis for children who have been abandoned, tossed aside and otherwise forgotten. Here, at Amani, these children and others that will come in the future are learning and growing in amazing ways.
Currently, the only source of water comes from a shallow hand dug well that often runs dry forcing Amani to purchase costly water. The Amani Foundation in partnership with Way of Life Community Church is raising funds to supply the children of Amani with a deep-well borehole and powered well head pump. This deep-well will  enable the children of Amani to have unlimited access to pure, clean water for drinking, bathing, cooking, washing clothes and irrigation for self sustaining crops. The water will also be used as a commodity to sell with the proceeds helping to support the Amani Children's Home.

Pre- Register for the event online by May 30th and receive a FREE event t-shirt (run only)!

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