The 8th Annual



September 19 - October 3rd, 2020

Help us make clean water possible for 2,000 people


Thank you for your incredible generosity

Thank you so much for joining us this year! We have had so much fun seeing all of the creative activities our participants have done over the last few weeks! Thanks to your hard work and generosity, the HOPE Run for H2O 2020 raised $171,271 and made clean water possible for 1,756 people!
We are still working towards our goal! The HOPE Run for H2O page will stay open for donations until the Spring!

Each day families traverse many kilometres to reach a pool of dirty water they will bring home to drink, bathe in, and cook with. Many will fall ill from the very thing they need to survive.


But clean water changes everything.


Join us September 19th - October 3rd as we walk with families around the world towards a future of hope.

Som Thon straps her baby to her back and walks an hour to the creek. Here, she washes her baby's bottle and fills a jug that she carries home to cook with.


Amarech is a community leader. She is also a mother of five. She must bring her children with her to the pond they drink from, over an hour's walk away.

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Francisca Riz follows her grandson as he scrambles up the mountainous terrain ahead. In an hour they will reach the stream where they will gather water for their family.

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Tribal Chief Rudy watches his village struggle to thrive without clean water. He is ready to lead his community forward.






In the last 8 years





lives impacted

The annual HOPE Run For H2O is more than just an initiative to bridge community, friends, and families. More than an opportunity to be active... more than just a time to learn about and engage with communities around the world.

The HOPE Run For H2O is all of these things, but so much more. It is a Canada-wide movement  to come together and give the gift of clean water.

event Details


This year the world changed,
so we did too.


September 19- October 3rd, 2020


Pick your favourite place and spaces around Canada to join the movement.


Check out this year's exciting fundraising prizes listed under the event schedule above!

Contactless pick-up for race packages in the Greater Vancouver area.

Time/Location TBD

Live outside of Vancouver?
We will ship your race packages to your home. Find out more about your race package here.


HOPE Run for H2O is open to participants across Canada. 

Help communities move themselves forward by doing anything that moves you. Run, walk, bike or even paddle board! Choose your activity, and choose how long you'll do it for.

Go the distance this September 19 - 26 so families across the world won’t have to.


Get moving and join the movement!

 Jona. Toronto, ON

Will run for 21 km

Sadie. New Westminster, BC 

Will do 50 cartwheels a day for 5 days

That's 250 cartwheels in total!


Vancouver, BC 

Will do 10 downward dogs


 Vancouver, BC


Will run for 5 km

Joey. Burnaby, BC 

Will lead a kickboxing class for 1 hour.


Register as an individual or create a team with your friends and family! You can all complete the same activity, or choose something unique! All ages are welcome.

Cost: $40

Includes: Run T-Shirt*, Generic Race Bib

*While supplies last


Register your children age 10 and under to participate with you! Compassion is a super power, and Superheroes deserve to fly. Kids Registration includes one cape, so even the smallest participants can feel as big as the love they show for families around the world!

Cost: $10 

Includes: HOPE Run for H2O Cape*, Generic Race Bib
*While supplies last


This year’s event is all about being together, and that includes the paws and soul of the family. Whether your pet wants to jump, walk, or fetch, every pet is welcome! Not all dogs wear capes, but yours could.

Cost: $10

Includes: HOPE Run for H2O Cape (Pet Edition)*

*While supplies last


HOPE Run For H2O's commitment to effective promotional campaigns, media coverage, and community outreach offers your company wide and unique exposure across Canada.

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 the complete cost of a fundraising prize to help encourage participants to raise as much as they can.

  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 HOPE 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 of HOPE Run for H2O, Forerunners is offering a special online 8-week running program to train for a 5KM! If you’re looking to run this fall, Forerunners have programs in place to help.


Water Changes Everything

For event questions, sponsorship info or partnership opportunities:

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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