14th Annual 5K


Ready, Set, Go! The Ugandan Water Project’s 14th annual 5K is back for the first time in-person since 2019! We are SO excited to invite you to join us both in-person and virtually on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 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 14th Annual 5K!

support a runner's campaign


register for the race


donate to our total 5k goal


become a corporate sponsor



RACE START 9:00 a.m.

Online registration is open until 11:59 pm on April 13th 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

fundraising prizes

With these incredible prizes and more on the line for the top 10 fundraisers, we promise you’ll actually want to get out there and raise money for clean water. You’ll have until 8:59am on April 15th to bring in the donations before time’s up and we announce the winners.

1st Place

Meta Quest 2 (Oculus) – Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset – 128GB

2nd place

$300 Airbnb Gift Card


$180 MasterClass gift certificate (individual, annual)


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.

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!

14th annual 5k Sponsors

We love our 2023 Corporate Sponsors!

2022 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 Toth       Caleb Durgo        Jess Alinaitwe
Dan Glading             Josh Rowland        Emily Brown
Reindl Family              Marina Cull        Riley Hoselton
Genevieve Pedaci        Drew Hoselton        Tanner Hoffman
Riley Kirenga               Tina Letarte               Olive Berg
Abby Ruth                                                Abbey Trahan

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    


one step closer, together.

It’s official. Our 5K is bigger than just the local Rochester community. Each year we’ve seen loyal participants who show up to run ever year, friends across the country, and new participants across the world join us in our mission to run, walk, or skip for clean water. We can’t wait to see what you’re able to accomplish this year by inviting your friends, family, co-workers, whoever – to join you in unleashing the transformational power of clean water access. So register below, share the word, & get active! You can still submit your race time – no matter how far you want to run – to see how you stack up against our other competitors! We’ll celebrate the results after the race weekend.

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!