Walk for Water

“Walk for Water is a half-day 3-mile walk designed to increase the awareness of the need for clean water, sanitation, and water management in not only our city of Corvallis, but also in our sister city of Gondar, Ethiopia and the world at large.

WellsEvery other year,  May is scheduled by the CSCA-Gondar Council to plan and conduct the “Walk for Water to help our continued work of building drinkable water wells in Gondar, our sister city. The “walk” begins at the Benton County Fairgrounds, starting at the Midge Cramer memorial trail which is also paved and continues west directly to Bald Hill, with a round trip being slightly more than 3 miles. The walk simulates the average distance individuals (mostly women and young girls) living in rural areas, have to walk to gather water daily for their families.

Once participants complete the 3 mile “walk,” they are invited to enjoy a lunch of traditional Ethiopian food, interactive activities and a children’s play area, Ethiopian music, along with our partnering agencies and vendors exhibiting their work related to water and water issues.

 

 

Current registration for this event is closed and will be activated in  late April, 2021

  •  Date in May: To be determined
  •  Registration and Check-in begins @ 8:30 am
  •  The 5K Walk Begins @ 9:30 am
  •  10:00 am to 1:00 pm – “Market Village” with food, music, exhibits, vendors, interactive activities, and kids area
  •  Cost: $10 for individual walkers, $30 for family walkers