“Walk for Water” is an event organized to increase awareness of the lack of access to clean drinking water in our sister city of Gondar, Ethiopia, and to raise money to continue our efforts to promote the construction of wells to provide clean water to people in the rural areas of Gondar. The event is usually held in May and consists of a 5 km. walk (about 3 miles) — the average distance people of Gondar (mostly girls and women) walk to get water.


Changes in this year’s 2021 CSCA-Gondar Walk for Water, May 21-23


Due to the continued nature of the corona virus, and compliance with CDC guidelines, this year’s 2021 Walk for Water will be a self-guided walk on one of three days, Friday May 21, Saturday May 22, and/or Sunday May 23. Your choice!

Details for the Self-Guided Walk:   There are 2 options: 1) As in the past years, walkers can choose a 3-mile walk beginning at the Midge Cramer Pathway, located at the southwest corner of the parking lot at the Benton County Fairgrounds; or 2) plot your own route in your neighborhood at any distance.


Activities: Once registered (see below), you will receive information emailed to you 3-4 days prior to the event about participating in the following activities:


  • Scavenger Card:  You will receive a series of questions related to water. Answers to these questions will  be  found on the fact signs  posted along the Midge Cramer Pathway.
  • Podcast Link: You will be given a link to listen to a story related to water issues and our work in Gondar, Ethiopia, as well as the answers to the Scavenger Card questions. Listen anytime up to the last day in May.
  • Ethiopian Food Cooking Demonstration, Sunday, May 23 only, 5:00 pm.:  You will be sent a Zoom link available for sign-in from 4:30 pm. Limited to the first 100.