Do you – Run for water

I woke up this morning and decided I needed to do something positive and active. I had heard about a 5k being held in Amherst called Running for water and briefly deliberated the consequences of running three races back to back in one weekend. Moments later I found myself registering for what is surely one of my favorite 5k races in Buffalo. This was running waters first annual event and they did not disappoint. I was very impressed with the course, the competition, the post – race celebration and lastly and most importantly the cause.

Top 5 reasons you should plan on doing the Running Water 5k next year.

  1. The Course

    • The Race course is situated in Amherst’s Audobon Town park.  It’s a flat course that takes place along a looping bike path. The greenery during this time of the years makes the race very engaging. You might lose track of your pace simply because you were taking in the atmosphere.

  2. The Post Race – Event.

    • Race organizers did a wonderful job of making sure people of all ages really enjoyed themselves. Kid’s activities included face paint, balloon animals and blow up castles. The live DJ – dispersed music, beats and great energy throughout the event.

  3. The People

    • There was great competition as the Top Male finished at 16:44 and Top Female finished at 22 minutes.  Racers competed from all over Buffalo and the Western NY area.  There were even some participants who came as far as D.C. to show support.

  4. The Cause

    • The story behind this event is truly original. It demonstrates how the smallest gesture can create opportunity, change lives and drive hope.  It all started with a laugh and has become so much more. For more on this story please visit. or A brief explanation is also given in the video.

  5. The Activity

    • Organizations behind this event made it possible for anyone who participated and donated would see 100% of their contributions go directly to providing wells for communities in Africa. The opportunity to be active should be reason enough for get people out and about.  When a great cause meets a chance to be active the result is irresistible. The result is running water.

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  1. Thank you for posting this video and blog – I am continuously impressed by the work that the LtLOL community is doing to help poor people in Sierra Leone!

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