Name: Running Water Challenge
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Race Start: 8:00am – race day registration begins at 7:00am
Race Options: Traditional 5k and 10k Run/Walk or Team CHALLENGE
The corresponding events that will allow the participant the choice of running a standard 5k or 10k run/walk. Competitors will also have an option to participate in either race carrying a PackH2O water pack filled with 1 gallon (8lbs) of water.
The CHALLENGE will be a 10K team event carrying a PackH2O water pack filled with 2 gallons (16lbs) of water. Each team will be made up of four individuals carrying their own Packh2O pack. Team times will be scored averaging out the race times of each team member; team with the lowest collective time will be considered THE CHALLENGE winner. Teams are encouraged to use social media to call out and challenge another team to enter a team to race against. We hope to create some friendly competition between communities, organizations, military, firefighters, police, and other groups.
The CHALLENGE and any water pack races are set up to mimic the routine that the families in water-stressed areas of the world must navigate daily to provide usable water to their homes. Each PackH2O pack can carry up to 5 gallons of water and can provide water for up to five individuals each time it is filled. PackH2O has donated thousands of packs worldwide impacting many families.
5k Individual Registration $30
5k Individual w/ Pack: $30
10k Individual Registration $35
10k Individual w/ Pack: $35
CHALLENGE Registration: $120/team ($30/person)
Race day Registration: $45
Start Location and Course: Race will start on south (open) end of Ohio Stadium (The Shoe) and head east to main campus through the North Oval Mall. From there it will take a route that runs along the east side of The Shoe and out to Cannon Ave and head west onto Woody Hayes Blvd. From Woody Hayes you will run south onto John Herrick back to a side street just south of the RPAC. 5k participants will complete one loop and all 10k and Challenge participants will attempt two loops.
Parking: Parking will be provided along east side of Stadium
Packet Pickup: FrontRunner Upper Arlington (1344 W. Lane Avenue)
- September 30th, 10-8 pm
- October 1st, 10-6 pm
Race Day Packet and Packh20 Pickup: Packet pickup will be at the RPAC under the awning next to the volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts located just south of the open end of the Shoe, 7:00am-8:00am
All participants registering before September 5th will receive a race t-shirt, post-race refreshments and a race packet goody bag.
The races are an effort to raise funds and awareness for PackH2O, a local Columbus charity that developed an ergonomic water transport product used in developing countries with water scarcity. PackH2O is a Columbus based nonprofit social innovation company that has developed a life-changing alternative to buckets and jerry cans designed to carry clean water for families in water-stressed regions of the world. PackH2O is designed to ease the burden of carrying household water from access point to home. http://www.Packh2o.com
All proceeds for the Running Water Challenge will support PackH2O and every $10 donated will purchase one pack that will be donated to a family in need in a water-stressed area of the world. Registrants competing in any of the Packh20 race options will have the pack that was used during the race donated. Participants or any other interested parties will also be encouraged to purchase and donate additional packs for $10 each.