12th Annual 5K

Dust off those running shoes! Get ready to walk, run, bike or skip our virtual 5K on Saturday, April 17th – Sunday, April 18th!


together we can run for clean water.

Due to continued gathering limitations, this year’s 5K this year will be virtual! In 2020, we were blown away by the participation and excitement from our UWP Tribe across the country who could run with us for a united purpose – clean water. Register today to help make 2021 the year of clean water for people and communities throughout Uganda. You can run, walk, bike or skip your 5K – whatever gets you outside and active! If you want to see how you stack up against other runners, submit your time and we’ll post the results after the race weekend.


Registration is open until 11:59pm on April 18 but registering before April 9 will ensure you get your race packet mailed to you the week of the event! Along with your bib & t-shirt, this year’s race packet has some extra swag in it!

This year, when you register for our 5K you’re partnering with us to make a tangible difference in the lives of people throughout Uganda. Instead of a registration fee, we’re encouraging you to sign up with a $100 fundraising goal! $100 can provide 4 people in Uganda with clean water! Give your friends, family and local community a cause to rally behind – and don’t worry, we have lots of tried and true fundraising tips to share!

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 have the privilege of getting their name on our hand-crafted Team Trophy! Once you register, we’ll send instructions to help you set up your campaign along with plenty of resources to get you started.

Online registration is now closed.

fundraising prizes

The competition begins! Our Top 10 Fundraisers will receive some awesome prizes. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 18th to bring in the donations before time’s up & we announce the winners!

1st Place

$400 Southwest Travel Gift Card

2nd place

Apple AirPods Pro


OPOVE M3 Pro Massage Gun

┬áIn April 2020, we were eager to participate in something that took our focus off of COVID, and all that we ‘couldn’t do’! We were thrilled to support this virtual event right in our own town and to get to do it ‘together, apart’ with our daughter and her husband, who live in Michigan! At a time of uncertainty, and the feeling of wanting to be together with family, it was nice to do what we could to ‘feel together’ on something and to think about more than ourselves.

The Brophy Famliy

support a runner

Outside of registering yourself, a great way to participate in the 5K is to support a fellow runner!

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! Each dollar you donate helps your pal get a bit 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 answer to a world-wide need through their support of our 5K. There are various sponsorship levels available and some awesome perks that come along with each one. You can either download our sponsorship form and mail it to us or donate online.

We love our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!

Big thanks to our amazing prize sponsors!

Questions about the 5K?

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