Published April 16, 2018

The 2018 Global 6K for Water—World Vision

On May 19, 2018, churches and individuals around the world will gather in their own cities on one weekend for the same cause—clean water. And 6K is the average distance people, usually women and girls, walk to get water for their families and homes in the developing world. So not only is hosting a 6K for Water fun and easy, but every step you take is one these women and girls won’t have to.

The Global 6K for Water provides a unique opportunity to influence your local community to make a huge global impact.

When Elyse Cartmell got her church to host the Global 6K for Water, it became the church’s biggest outreach tool to date. Elyse launched the Global 6K at the church in 2016 and challenged her congregation to not just invite someone to the event, but to invite someone who is far from God. This completely ignited her congregation.

On race day, Elyse’s church of 100 members had 200 people on their campus to walk/run the Global 6K! As people crossed the finish line and rallied to celebrate lives changed they received a special invitation from the head pastor to join them on Sunday and continue the celebration.

Walk, Run, Roll—This outreach tool will help your congregation turn witnessing aspirations into action!

New tools and new resources can help people in your church be more energized with others around them. Providing your congregation with new events focused on evangelism can drastically help them engage in sharing the gospel!

Can you imagine your first Sunday at a new church being a day that specifically celebrates and acknowledges you? This makes the on-ramp incredibly easy for first-time attenders to your church, without compromising worship, discipleship or fellowship.

When you host a Global 6K for Water, World Vision provides everything your lay leader will need, including:

  • 6K “race-in-a-box” complete with postcards, posters, mile markers and more!
  • T-shirts, finisher medals and race bibs picturing children who are benefiting from World Vision’s water projects
  • Direct access and planning assistance from World Vision’s Global 6K team

In Colossians 4:2-6, Paul asked for prayers on his behalf so that God would open doors in reaching the lost and he would empower him to speak the message clearly. Equipping your congregation with the Global 6K as an outreach tool enables them to speak the message clearly—that Christians are concerned with the needs of others, both globally and locally.

If you’re interested in hosting a Global 6K for Water or want more information, it’s not too late! Tune into one of our final live webinars or visit to register today!


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