15th Annual 5K

New Location: Powderhorn Lodge

Ready, Set, Go! The Ugandan Water Project’s 15th Annual 5K is back! We are SO excited to invite you to join us both in-person and virtually on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at Powder Mills Park in Pittsford, NY.  We will be running and walking for clean water. So grab your sneakers, set your goal, and get ready to join other clean water heroes at home and in Uganda to walk, run, or skip us one step closer to the end of Uganda’s water crisis. 


RACE START 9:00 a.m


Ways to Get Involved

Here are your 4 paths to helping us end Uganda’s water crisis once and for all through the 15th Annual 5K!

support a runner's campaign


register for the race


donate to our total 5k goal


become a corporate sponsor


Check out our new location:


RACE START 9:00 a.m.

Online registration is open until 11:59 pm on April 11th but registering before April 1st will ensure you can pick up your race packet at the registration table on race day! Along with your bib and t-shirt, this year’s race packet has some extra goodies in it!

When you register for our 5K you are making a tangible difference in the lives of people throughout Uganda. All participants agree to raising or donating $100 or more. $100 can provide 8 people in Uganda with clean water! Give your friends, family and local community a cause to rally behind – we’ve got lots of resources to help you get off to a great start.

A great way to make a big impact is to start a team! Your team can be made up of friends, family, your sports team, church group, alumni from your college, co-workers or whoever else you want. The top fundraising team will get their name on our handcrafted trophy and keep it on display until the next 5K. Once you register, you’ll receive instructions to help you take the next steps!

Online registration is now closed, but same-day registration will be open at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 13th at Powderhorn Lodge! A $100 donation is encouraged, but not expected, and t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

fundraising prizes

 You’ll have until 8:59am on April 13th to bring in the donations before time’s up and we announce our top 3 fundraisers as the winners!

1st Place

10th Gen iPad – 64 GB, Wifi Connection, 10.9″

2nd place

$320 HelloFresh Gift Card


Samsonite Hard-side Carryon, 3-piece packing cubes, hanging travel kit, and UWP essentials merch


Another great way to get involved is by supporting a runner & giving to their campaign!

Each year we have incredible people sign up to participate in our 5K and work to reach their fundraising goal. You can see the teams that have signed up and individual runners here – take a look through and see if there’s anyone you know! Every little bit helps your pal get closer to their goal and helps us continue to provide clean water solutions in Uganda every day.


Virtual participants! If you want to submit your time, please fill in the form below. We'll announce the race results on Monday, April 15th and you'll be able to see how you stack up against our other runners!
reCAPTCHA is required.

corporate sponsorship

Looking for a way to get your employer or business involved in a great local mission? Join us as a Corporate Sponsor!

Each year our hardworking, purpose-driven corporate sponsors in the Rochester area (and beyond!) help provide a local solution to a world-wide need through their support of our 5K. There are various sponsorship levels available (even one for first-time sponsors!) each with some incredible perks. Become a corporate sponsor today!

15th annual 5k Sponsors

We love our 2024 Corporate Sponsors!

2024 Thousand Dollar Club

Welcome to the club! Members of the Thousand Dollar Club receive an exclusive UWP gift for raising $1,000 or more!

Dan Glading

Dawn & Josh Ver Hague

Riley & Drew Hoselton

Jason Frazell

Tanner Hoffman

Natalie Fabretti

Jess & Collins Alinaitwe

Alinaitwe Kids

Cara Reindl

Abby Ruth

Caleb & Naomi Durgo

Justin & Alyssa Welliver

2023 Thousand Dollar Club

Welcome to the club! Members of the Thousand Dollar Club receive an exclusive UWP gift for raising $1,000 or more!

Jesse, Allie, & cooper Toth       Caleb Durgo        Jess Alinaitwe
Dan Glading          Naomi Shoemaker     Lindsay Crawford        Cara Reindl       
Tanner Hoffman      Dawn & Joshua Ver Hague       Genevieve Pedaci        JOSEPH LETARTE        ABBEY TRAHAN           RYAN HEWIT      KATIE CAMPBELL      GREG HALE    


Powderhorn lodge

Questions about the 5K?

Reach out to our Race Coordinator at 5K@ugandanwaterproject.com to ask any questions, get help with your campaign, or just say hi!