What is Water Mission and Walk for Water?
Water Mission is a non-profit organization that strives to end the global water crisis by bringing fresh water to those in less fortunate circumstances.
The Walk for Water event is used to bring awareness to the global water crisis. At the event, participants will walk the daily route that many take to get water.
When and where is Southwire’s Walk for Water?
The Walk for Water will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Southwire’s Corporate location (1 Southwire Drive Carrollton, GA 30119). Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. (EST), followed by the Walk at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
I've registered. How do I pick up my Walk t-shirt and participant materials?
Materials and t-shirts will be available for pick-up the day of the event at the check-in tent.
If you are a virtual participant, we will mail your t-shirt to the address provided on the registration website.
How do I share about the Walk?
We’ve created easy-to-use participant materials just for you. These include social media images and resources. During and after the Walk, we encourage you to post photos of the Walk to your social media accounts.
When you post, please tag Water Mission and Southwire and use #WalkforWaterSW. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you in participating!
Do I have to raise funds in order to participate in the Walk?
The Walk is an opportunity to help raise support for Water Mission’s ongoing efforts to fight the global water crisis, but fundraising is not a requirement to participate. If you choose to come alongside us in this way, we thank you! To help you share the Water Mission story and raise funds, resources are available here.
When can I register for the Walk?
Participants may register online or at the event, but we cannot guarantee that your preferred t-shirt size will be available at that time.
How much does it cost to participate?
Adults (Ages 18 and up):
-Early Bird Rate-$20
-Day of Event-$25
Youth (Ages 6-17): $10
Child (5 years and under): FREE
Should I register my child?
Yes, please do. Add child registrations by selecting the option with your adult registration. All registered participants will receive a Walk for Water t-shirt. The smallest t-shirt size available is a youth medium.
Note: Children may only be added to your registration when you initially register. If you need to add an additional child at a later time, please email Project.GIFT@southwire.com for assistance.
What sizes are available for the t-shirts?
The t-shirt sizes that are available range from Adult Small to 4XL.
Can I create a team for the Walk?
Yes! When you register as a walker, you will have the option to start a team, join a team or register as an individual.
Can I join a team after I've already registered?
Yes! Please email the name of the walker and the team to Project.GIFT@southwire.com to be added to a team.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please call Project GIFT at +1.770.832.4729 or email Project.GIFT@southwire.com.
What is your refund policy?
All contributions are considered donations. We are unable to provide refunds.
I am associated with an organization and would like to partner with this event. How do I donate and become a partner?
Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to bring awareness to the global water crisis! Please reference the partnership guide here for more information.
What should I do when I arrive at Southwire’s Walk for Water on May 21?
When you arrive at Southwire’s Corporate location(1 Southwire Drive Carrollton, GA 30119), follow the signs and sounds of excitement and join us along the river for the opening ceremony. Following the opening ceremony, you will be directed to grab a bucket and start walking.
When I arrive, where should I park?
When you arrive at Southwire’s Corporate location, there will be individuals and signs that direct you where to park.
Where should I go if I want to register on the day of the Walk?
You may register on the morning of the event at the check-in tent in Southwire’s Corporate parking lot. Cash and checks are accepted; however, payment by credit card is preferred for individuals who register the day of the Walk.
What if I arrive after the event begins?
If you arrive after the Walk begins, please check-in at the check-in tent, and a volunteer will give you the materials needed to begin the Walk.
What is the walking route for the event?
The route will begin at the pedestrian crosswalk in front of Southwire’s Corporate location and will go 1.5 miles on the GreenBelt. At the 1.5-mile mark, there will be a water source for participants to fill their buckets. Once a participant’s bucket if filled, they will turn around and walk back to Southwire’s Corporate location to empty the bucket.
What can I expect on Walk Day?
During the Walk, individuals will carry an empty bucket for approximately 1.5 miles before filling it with water and walking approximately 1.5 miles back to Southwire’s Corporate parking lot.
Along the route, participants will learn about the global water crisis and organizations who partner with Southwire to raise awareness, and experience stories from those we serve. After all participants complete the 3-mile Walk, the closing ceremony will begin. Refreshments will be provided.
We encourage all participants to wear their Walk for Water t-shirt as we join together to fight the global water crisis. Remember to wear comfortable shoes for the Walk and dress appropriately for the weather.
What will be along the Walk route?
Along the route, there will be stations to rest and get water, if needed. There will also be signs with more information about Water Mission, the global water crisis and more.
At the turn-around point, there will be a water source where you fill up your bucket and finish the rest of the Walk.
Can I participate virtually? If so, how?
Yes, registered walkers can participate virtually through the CharityMiles app. This option gives participants more flexibility to track miles and stay involved remotely.
If you are a virtual participant, you may log your Walk on any day between April 1 to April 30. During this time, we encourage you to walk a consecutive 3-mile route at your time and place of choice.
To raise awareness, you may take pictures in your Walk for Water t-shirt and stay connected by sharing them on social media with the hashtag #WalkforWaterSW.
For instructions on how to download the CharityMiles app and join the Southwire’s Walk for Water team, please click here.