Please join us! This event is a great way for families and friends to come together to support the Hope Water Project. All ages, all fitness levels are welcome.

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There are so many ways to get involved during the marathon weekend. Join the cause and make a difference in the lives of the Pokot people!


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This year’s Detroit Marathon Pep Rally includes a family-style dinner. Come hungry and ready to catch up with your Hope Water Project community! We will have an informative presentation about race-day details, inspiring stories from the team that just returned from Kenya in September. 

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Move out and contribute toward clean water for the Pokot people of Kenya, while also helping our own Kensington team! We have lots of volunteer opportunities—anything from Friday's pep rally to Sunday's water stations. Email with questions. 

We want to make planning for this exciting weekend as smooth as possible! Download our information packet for details on all events, including regulations, ID specifications, parking, times and locations and more.

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You don't want to miss this event; the HWP mission trip team is returning from Kenya on August 8 and will be sharing stories from their trip to visit the Pokot!  We will have a healthy GLUTEN FREE dinner provided by The LoCal Kitchen and we'll provide you information, motivation and inspiration for the best ride! Event registration is $15 until 8/15/18 or $20 at the door. 

Bring your spouse, your family and your friends, this will be a great evening you don't want to miss!

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  • Select the 4th Annual Hope Water Project 5k Event
  • Click Join the Team
  • If you have an existing Crowdrise account, click Log In and enter your log in credentials.
  • If you do not have an existing account, enter the required information to create one and click Sign Up.
  • Complete the information in the pop-up form (so we can contact you and send you incentives*)!  If this is a child raising money, please select the appropriate box as we have a special incentive this year for children!



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Saturday's events include: 

  • 5K at 9:30am
  • Competitive 1 Mile at 9am 
  • Kids Fun Run at 11am.

Sunday's events include:

  • Full Marathon at 7am, 
  • International Half Marathon at 7am, 
  • Relay at 7am 
  • US-Only Half Marathon at 10:30am.
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Without access to clean water, no human being can thrive. A Pokot woman in western Kenya may walk up to 10 miles each day to gather water - which may not be clean and could cause illness. Fulfilling this basic need consumes so much time and energy that there is little left to invest in family, in education, in self-sustaining work, in dreams for a better future. There are more than one million Pokot people living in Kenya, and we want this to change for each of them.

There is a solution. Hope Water Project has been raising funds and awareness to meet this need among the Pokot people since 2012. We walk, run, and cycle with the goal of digging wells. We have already dug more than 131 wells, and we have seen firsthand how clean water can change entire communities

Breaking this cycle for the Pokot, means we need to break ground. Imagine the hope that flows when the harsh, unforgiving, dry earth offers up sweet, clean, water! Would you join us in this life-giving undertaking? Join us by participating in an event, volunteering during Marathon weekend, or giving a donation to Hope Water Project Make a Donation!

The Need

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Breaking Ground Together


OCT 18 - 20

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