Join us to raise funds for clean water in Guatemala

The 8th Annual


Fall of 2020

Run For H20 logo

Run For H2O Vancouver is a community run for all ages to raise funds for sustainable clean water projects in developing countries. The 8th annual fundraiser held in Vancouver, B.C. supports villages in Guatemala. In 2019, the event featured almost 800 participants and 3,000 generous donations, with over 230,000 raised!

The Run For H2O is organized by HOPE International Development Agency with the help of dedicated volunteers. 100% of funds raised will help to provide clean water for life, by enabling communities in Guatemala to build sustainable water systems. 

Find out more about HOPE International Development Agency and water projects in Guatemala.


The annual Run For H2O is more than just an initiative to bridge community, friends, and families. It is more than just an opportunity for runners and kids to conquer a 10km, 5km, 1km, or 50m race. It is more than a chance for volunteers to serve enthusiastically in a wide range of roles, or for sponsors and donors to give generously through goods, services, or financial support.


The Run For H2O is all of these things, but even more, it brings all of us together to give the gift of clean water. 

At the heart of Run for H2O is a passion and calling to help those in need — and for the past 8 years, the Run continues to focus on bringing clean water to Guatemala, first and foremost.


All processing fees and event costs are covered by our sponsors and registrations fees.

event/run Details


Fall of 2020
10:00 am 10 KM Run Begins
10:15 am 5 KM Run Begins


Riverfront Park in South Vancouver

E Kent Ave. S between Elliot St. & Jellicoe St.


Need incentive? Top fundraisers and runners have a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Pick Up Your Run Package

Details on Race Package Pick Up

Coming Soon


* Only applicable if registered before cut off date (cut off date TBD)

10km Run

The route consists of mostly paved walkways with part gravel trail and few inclines. There will be water and first aid stations along the route, as well as race marshals to guide you along the way.

Cost: $35* if registered before cut off date

Includes: Run T-Shirt*, Customized Race Bib*, Timer Chip, Post-Race Food Package

After cut off date- Price increases to $40, no T-Shirt, generic Race Bib

5km Run/Walk

The path is for the whole family to run, jog, or walk — with water stations throughout and friends to cheer you on along the way. Strollers, wheelchairs, and pets are welcome.

Cost: $35*  if registered before cut off date

Includes: Run T-Shirt*, Customized Race Bib*, Timer Chip, Post-Race Food Package

After cut off date- Price increases to $40, no T-Shirt, generic Race Bib

1km Kids Run

For kids aged 12 and under. This route sits right in the heart of the park where parents and friends can cheer on the kids along the entire course.

Cost: $10 

Includes: Run For H2O Cape, Finisher's Medal, Post-Race Snack

50m Toddler Dash

For kids aged 3 and under. This route will take place in the main area of the Run for H2O event at Riverfront Park along the grass where you can watch and cheer on your little one. 

Cost: FREE 

Includes: Run For H2O Cape (by donation)

Registration required


Run For H2O's commitment to effective promotional campaigns, media coverage, and community outreach offers your company wide and unique exposure among Vancouver residents and families. 


Ways to help support or sponsor this run:

  1. Provide in-kind products and/or services for the run event.

  2. Encourage our runners by committing to matching donations.

  3. Commit financially to help cover a portion of the run event cost so that 100% of funds raised goes towards the cause.

  4. Contact us to discuss a customized package and for a copy of our sponsorship package.


We hope you will consider this opportunity and support Run For H2O. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding sponsorship, please feel free to contact us at

Train with                           
As a sponsor for Run For H2O, Forerunners is offering clinics to help you get ready for the big day. 
If you're looking for more running guidance and information, Forerunners have programs
in place for all different levels, including the 10KM run.


Where there's water, there's life.

For event questions, sponsorship info or partnership opportunities:


For media inquiries:

HOPE International Development Agency
214 Sixth Street, New Westminster
British Columbia, Canada V3L 3A2
Local: 604-525-5481 • Toll Free: 1-866-525-HOPE (4673) • Fax: 604-525-3471
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