World’s largest 6K for clean water event set in Seymour

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World’s largest 6K for clean water event set

On May 4, people from around the globe will unite through the world’s largest 6K for clean water, World Vision’s annual Global 6K for Water, and walk or run 6 kilometers.

The local event will be hosted by The Point at SpringHill Camps, 2221 W. State Road 258, Seymour. Check-in will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m.

To register, visit team worldvision.org/team/thepoint and choose The Point Team.

Every $50 registration fee will provide clean water to one person for life. When you register, World Vision will send you a Global 6K for Water T-shirt, a finisher’s medal and a race bib with a photo of the child that you’ll be walking or running for that day.

The distance is significant, as 6 kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles or 15 laps around a track) is the average distance people — usually women and girls — walk to get water for their families and homes in the developing world, according to a news release from The Point.

Often, the walk is dangerous, children miss school to fulfill this household need and the water is dirty. When you participate in the Global 6K for Water, every step you take is one they don’t have to.

Whether you walk, run or push a stroller across the finish line, you’ll help provide clean water that will free children from deadly diseases, liberate women and children from a life spent gathering dirty water and open the door to education, a promising future and a full life, according to the news release.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development and advocacy activities in its work with children, families and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Information: Call The Point at 812-522-2060 or visit teamworldvision.org

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