Global 6K FAQs

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Who is World Vision?

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world bringing sustainable clean water to a new person every 10 seconds.

I want to run! How do I register?

Just click Register. You’ll receive your race bib and t-shirt in the mail shortly. Be sure to click Find Host Site Team Locations and type in “MetroWest 6K for Water”.

 

Why is it a 6K instead of a 5K?

Six kilometers, or 3.7 miles, is the average distance a person in the developing world has to walk to find water—water that is often not even safe to drink. We want to help you make that fact personal by covering that same distance so that someone else no longer has to.

Where is this race located?

The race starts and ends at Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main St, Hopkinton, MA.

Why does this race cost $50?

Through World Vision water projects, $50 will provide clean water for one person. Your $50 registration fee goes directly to that! That means every 6K for Water participant equals clean water for another person in a developing country. Kids 18 years and under can register for $25.

Where will my money go?

The money raised through World Vision’s Global 6K for Water will help fund water projects in communities where World Vision works.

Can I pay by check?

Yes! Make all checks payable to World Vision and mail to:

World Vision
PO Box 70200
Tacoma, WA 98481-0200

Please write “MetroWest 6K For Water” in the memo field

Can kids participate?

Yes! We want families and children to participate in this event. Children of all ages can register as a participant to run or walk the 6K distance. Plus, kids 18 years and younger get to register for $25!

When is the last day to register?

You can register all the way up to (and on) race day!

What if my shirt doesn’t fit?

If you’re part of a host site, your host site leader will have extra shirts on race day so you can switch it out then. If you’re not with a host site, shoot us an email at 6KforWater@worldvision.org, and we’ll set you up with a size that fits!

Is it timed/do I have to turn in my time?

Keeping your time is up to you! We won’t be collecting times but you can share photos from your day on social media.

What if I don’t have a smartphone to track my run?

You can use the web version of Map My Run to map out a run online.

What is the schedule for Race Day?

If you’re volunteering, please report to the Faith Path room (right by the front entrance of the church) by 6:45am. If you’re running or walking, please arrive by 7:30am so we can check you in and you can enjoy some pre-race snacks and mingle with others.

  • 6:45am – Volunteers arrive
  • 7:30am – Racers arrive
  • 8:50am – Racers gather near start line
  • 9:05am – Race begins
  • 10:30am – Gather in Worship Center
  • 10:45am – Awards ceremony
  • 11:30am – End

Will there be food on Race Day?

Yes! We’ll have light foods (bananas, oranges, granola bars) and water before the race, and will provide lunch immediately after the race. Bottled water will be provided at various locations at the church.