Frequently Asked Questions

What day is the Walk for Water? 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

When does online registration close? 
12:00pm on Friday, September 27, 2019.

How much does registration cost? 
Adult: $25 (Ages 18+) 
Students: $20 (Ages 15-21)
Youth/Children: Free (Ages 14 and under)

Can I register the morning of the Walk?
Yes. Day of Registration is: 

Adults: $30

Students: $25

Youth/Children: Free

What do I get with my registration? 
Registration provides a bucket to use, shirt, day-of snacks and entertainment/activities at the Walk for Water. 

How long is the Walk route?
The Walk is approximately 3 miles.

What is this event like? 
After opening ceremonies, every participant will take a 2-gallon bucket (provided for use at the event) and begin to walk a three mile route. Halfway through the route, walkers fill their bucket with dirty water and carry it back to the park and empty it into the Water Mission filtration system. This system is used by communities to build and sustain a safe source of drinking water in developing countries and disaster areas. The walk is symbolic of the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water. 

Do I have to fill my bucket to the top? 
You can fill the bucket to your desired level. If you do not feel you can complete the walk with a bucket, you are welcome to walk without one. 

Is this event suitable for children? 
Absolutely! Not only is it a great opportunity to teach children about the global water crisis, but there will also be many family-friendly activities on top of the Walk itself. The Walk route is stroller-friendly, so feel free to bring the entire family! 

Where does the money go?
Sponsorships and donations received for the Walk for Water will support Water Mission's response to the global water crisis through sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions around the world. The funds raised help provide for the equipment and the people to install the equipment in the geographical areas of need. In addition, Water Mission trains staff who educate communities on effective sanitation and hygiene to keep poeple clean and free from disease. For a more detailed financial breakdown, visit

Are my donations, or the donations of any of my friends and family members, tax deductible? 
Yes! Water Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization. At the time of the online donation, all credit card donors should receive a confirmation by email that can serve as receipt for tax purposes. Cash and check donations can also receive receipts as long as personal contact information is clearly included when Water Mission receives the donation. All donation types will be accepted onsite at the Walk. 

I can't make the Walk, but would love to show some support. How can I do that? 
You can donate toward our fundraising goal by clicking here, or clicking the Donate button under the banner on the home page. From there you can choose to support a specific walker, one of our teams or just make a general donation. 

Can my dog (or other pets) walk for water? 
Absolutely! We look forward to meeting your furry friends. Please just keep them on a leash. 

Can I join a team after I've already registered?
Yes. Please email Jessica Buhler at to be added to a team.

Forgot your login information (username/password)?
Contact Jessica Buhler at

Still have questions? 
Email Lauren Lupkowski at




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