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Water for Life 5k

Mon September 6, 2021 New Lenox, IL 60451 US Directions



New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL US 60451


VitaLife is proud to host the first annual Water For Life 5k run in New Lenox, IL. In association with Willow Creek Community Church, VitaLife will be raising money for building wells in various areas in need in South Africa. “Water is Life” is a common saying in South Africa. Parents must often choose between giving water to their children or their animals that provide food for their families. Women and girls are responsible for transporting the water. They spend 5 to 6 hours a day carrying 5-gallon buckets several miles each day taking time away from education as well as putting them in danger on these long walks to and from water sources.

Because the drinking water is often collected from polluted sources, waterborne disease is the leading cause of death in young children in Africa. These wells provide the opportunity to save lives by preventing these waterborne diseases. $8,000 pays for an entire well, 10-foot tower, 10,000-liter tank, and multiple spigots. This is enough to supply an entire community with a permanent source of clean water. A $1,000 donation purchases a 10,000-liter water tank and every $25 donation supplies a water filter for one family. With your generous donations and participation in this 5k, we hope to raise enough money to build 2 wells this year. Please join me on this quest to look beyond our own backyard and bring clean water to those in need. 

  • The Water for Life 5k will be officially timed.

  • This year, VitaLife is absorbing all costs associated with the race and 100% of all proceeds will be going directly towards building wells in South Africa.

  • Medals will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place in each age category. 
    12 and under


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Course Map

10-Liter Tank Sponsorship

Table Sponsorship

Swag Bag Sponsorship

Packet PickUp

Packet pickup is Friday, September 3rd from 9am - 3pm at VitaLife Headquarters. 352 W. Maple Street, Suite A, New Lenox, IL 60451. 

Or, packets can be picked up at 7am on race day, September 6th at 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451. 

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