Run A Race. Save A Life.

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

I started running for exercise right around the time I started working for the City of Auburn Hills.  I’m no distance runner (10k is as far as I’ve made it) so 5k races are right up my alley.

Delphi last year!

2015 Starting Line in Delphi’s parking lot

Hope Water Project, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in Western Kenya and Sierra Leone, is hosting their second 5K Race in Auburn Hills on Saturday, June 4th.  I missed last years’ race because I had already committed to running a different one.  This year, I won’t miss it.  Event coordinator, Bill Clark contacted me after the event last summer to let me know that over 770 participants “raised enough money to put a well in Kenya that will provide fresh water to thousands of people, for life.”

Run a Race Save a Life

We talked again yesterday and he mentioned that registration numbers this year are significantly higher than last year at this time.  They are expecting a great turn-out for the event.  The course, which begins and ends in the Delphi parking lot (located off University Drive, just east of I-75) is family-friendly and open to strollers.  On-line registration is open until June 2nd.

Clean Water - more time photo

Clean water is a basic human need that we expect and assume will be there for us every day, but millions of people around the globe are not as fortunate.  We wish Hope Water Project a very successful (and fun!) run.

Hope Water Project Gives Hope to Thousands

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

This Saturday morning, May 30th, Auburn Hills is home to a 5K run sponsored by the Hope Water Project – a team of people doing amazing things.

We Run For Clean WaterHave you ever heard of the Pokot people?  They are a beautiful, hospitable and resilient people in Western Kenya.  They are also extremely impoverished, neglected and marginalized, which is why Hope Water Project is committed to investing in their lives by providing them with fresh water, one well at a time.

Kids photo

Over 3,000 people have joined the Hope Water Project team and participated in marathons to help raise funds.  As a result, over 70,000 people in Kenya now have access to clean water.

Online registration is open until 8pm this evening for $30 or you can register at the event Saturday morning beginning at 6:30am for $40.  The start and finish is at the Delphi parking lot off of University Drive just east of I-75.  The run begins at 8:00am.

This Saturday morning, lace up your running shoes for a great cause.  It’s only 3.1 miles!  You can do it!