the 7th Annual


raising funds for clean water in Guatemala

Saturday, June 15, 2018
Riverfront Park, South Vancouver

Run for h2o

is more than just a run. The annual event is more than just an initiative to bridge communities, friends, and families. It is more than just an opportunity for runners to conquer a 10-km or 5-km distance, for kids to enjoy the outdoors on a Saturday morning, for volunteers to kind-heartedly serve in a wide range of roles, and for sponsors and donors to generously give through goods, services or financial support.

At the heart of Run for H2O is a passion and calling to help those in need — and for the past 6 years, the Run continues to focus on the cause, first and foremost. 


Find out more about this cause; about HOPE International, the new partnership with PentaSport, and our progress in helping deliver clean water systems to villages in Guatemala.


360 Participants

$100,000+ raised

100% funds to cause

Run For H20 Vancouver is a community run for all ages to raise funds for sustainable clean water projects in developing countries. Vancouver, B.C., is hosting its 6th annual Run For H2O fundraiser for clean water in Guatemala while Sherwood Park, AB, is hosting its 4th annual fundraiser benefiting those in Ethiopia.


In 2017, the event featured more than 300 participants and over $100,000 raised. The entire initiative is organized and led by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised goes directly to the water projects through our charity HOPE International Development Agency. The local communities and villages are thoroughly educated on how to maintain the systems, ensuring they have access to clean water for life. All processing fees and event costs are covered by our sponsors and registrations fees.

50m Toddler Dash
1km Kids Run
5km Run/Walk
10km Run
event details / run
Saturday, June 15, 2018

Registration Opens - 8 a.m. // First Run Begins - 9:30 a.m.
For full event day schedule, head to the FAQs.

Riverfront Park in South Vancouver — E Kent Ave. S between Elliot St. & Jellicoe St. (Note: This is located about 500 metres west from grass field in previous years)
View this year's running route and elevation map here.
Need incentive? Top fundraisers and runners, whether adult or children, have a chance to win some amazing prizes. Check out the complete list here.
10km Run

Along the shores of the Fraser River and through the beauty of South Vancouver’s and Burnaby’s trails and parks, this 10K course promises a scenic 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.

CostRegular Registration (until May 31) - $30 // Last Chance Registration (after May 31) - $40

5km Run/Walk

Join us for a beautiful 5-kilometre loop through South Vancouver and Burnaby by running, walking, skipping, or dancing! It’s up to you! Whether this is an easy distance or a daunting new challenge for you, you will love the run along this flat, scenic route. Part-paved walkway and part-gravel park trail, 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 and pets are welcome.

CostRegular Registration (until May 31) - $30 // Last Chance Registration (after May 31) - $40

1km Kids Run

Little ones and the young at heart can join in on the fun through our Kids Fun Run. This route sits right in the heart of park where parents and friends can cheer on the kids along the entire course.


The run is open for kids aged 12 and under.

CostFREE - Registration Still Required

50m Toddler Dash

We also have a special Toddler Dash across the field at Riverfront Park for our smallest runners – seeing the finish line from the beginning will make it easier to make it to the end!


This route will take place in the main area of the Run for H2O event along the grass where you can watch and cheer on your little one. Help your kids learn that big or small, they can make a real difference for kids just like them around the world.


This run is open for kids aged 3 and under.


Run for H2O Kit Pickup
  • June 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Forerunners Main Street (3889 Main Street, Vancouver)

  • June 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on Race Day (Pickup ends at 10:15 a.m. only for 1 km Kids Run)

Register by May 31, 2018 and get a free Run for H2O t-shirt! 

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. There are a few ways you can help support and sponsor this run:


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

  2. Encourage our runners by committing to matching donations. You can choose to match the donations raised by the individual or a team.

  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 new 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:

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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