13th Annual 5K

Ready, Set, Go! Our 13th Annual 5K will be held virtually Saturday, April 16th through Sunday, April 17th and we want you to join us in 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.


Ways to Get Involved

Here are your 4 paths to helping us end Uganda’s water crisis once and for all through the 13th Annual 5K!

donate to our total 5k goal



register for the race


support a runner's campaign


become a corporate sponsor



Registration is open until 11:59pm on April 17th but registering before April 1st will ensure you get your race packet mailed to you the week of the event! 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. Rather than 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 – 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!

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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 11:59pm on Sunday, April 17th to bring in the donations before time’s up and we announce the winners.

1st Place

VIVI 26″ Electric Bike

2nd place

Apple Watch Series 7


Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank


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!

13th annual 5k hall of fame

We love our 2022 Corporate Sponsors!

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

Big thanks to our amazing partners!

one step closer, together.

It’s official. Our 5K is bigger than just the local Rochester community. We’ve gone global! 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. This year our staff in Uganda are even getting in on the fun and creating a team together! 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! While we’re not running together, 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.

ways to get involved

Here are your 4 paths to helping us end Uganda’s water crisis once and for all through the 13th Annual 5K!

donate to our total 5k goal



register for the race


support a runner's campaign


become a corporate sponsor


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!