I may be crazy, but we Canadians are not usually thinking about road cycling in March…until a good friend of mine who works for World Vision Canada came up with the awesome idea of trying a branch of the Global 6K for Water run that they put on for those that want to participate, but prefer wheels over running shoes!
A team has been created for the Toronto-area folks to join and ride 40KM at the same time the runners are doing their thing! We are calling it Wheeling for Water.
When? Saturday, March 19th, starting and ending at the World Vision office in Mississauga.
So, what’s this ride all about, and why is the run 6KM? Well, I found out that 6KM is the average distance people in Africa walk for water! This blew me away! By putting on this event, World Vision raises enough to provide clean water for one child in Africa for every participant via our $50 registration!
I am sooo looking forward to March 19th now…check out my personal page I set up – I put a $100 personal fund-raising goal on there to see if friends can’t help get just another two children some clean water…feel free to contribute if you can 🙂
I’ll be sure to get some shots on the day of the event – it’ll be happening rain or shine (or snow for that matter) so wish us all luck, and hopefully the cycling branch-off takes off and becomes part of the Global event!