Walk for Water
Returning for a fourth year, Portland’s favorite World Water Day Celebration is the 2012 Walk for Water, where participants check in at OMSI and collect their water-gathering containers to begin a walk around the Willamette River. Simulating a typical water-gathering experience for women and children in sub-Saharan Africa, walkers will haul water throughout their 3.1mile route. The Walk for Water Celebration continues post-walk back at OMSI where booths showcase community organizations involved with water and related environmental issues, here and abroad.
This year marks the first year for the World Water Day Fun Run, a non-competitive 5k that mirrors the route for the Walk for Water. Participants will start and finish at OMSI, where educational booths and non-profits will help educate everyone who comes out to join us.
"Walk for Water" Project Manager Stephanie Backus and PSU Student and "Walk for Water" Volunteer, Wendy Baker, joined us today to tell us more about the walk.
WHAT: Walk for Water & WWD Fun Run
DATE: Saturday March 24, 2012
TIME: Registration opens @ 8:30
Fun Run begins @ 9
Walk begins @ 10
PLACE: OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354
Begin your online registration here. Registration will be available on the morning of the event, but spots are limited so we encourage you to register beforehand. For more information, or with any questions please email us.