Church hoping to help third world with 6K race

Saturday , May 05, 2018 - 5:00 AM

OGDEN — The community is invited to help those in need of clean water by participating in a 6K race Saturday, May 19, at First Presbyterian Church of Ogden.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church located at 880 28th St. in Ogden.

Six kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water, according to a news release from the church. That water often is contaminated with life-threatening diseases.

The event is designed to raise funds for bringing clean water access to those who need it most in developing countries.

Organizers say each of the registration fees — $50 for adults or $25 for those under 18 — will provide clean water for one person.

“When you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need,” an article in the church’s newsletter stated.

Funds raised will be donated to World Vision, the news release said. Information about World Vision’s financial stewardship is available at worldvision.org.

First Presbyterian Church is looking for walkers and runners, financial donors to sponsor runners, and volunteers to help at water stations, in cheering squads or with a post-event celebration meal.

To register as a participant or a volunteer, visit First Presbyterian Church of Ogden’s website at fpcogden.org.

Registration goes through the day of the event. Those wanting a T-shirt, finisher’s medal and race bib are asked to register by May 14.

You may reach reporter JaNae Francis at jfrancis@standard.net or 801-625-4228. Follow her on Twitter at @JaNaeFrancisSE or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SEJaNaeFrancis.

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