Run for Water
06 April, 2010
ISHA Walk/Run For Water
…to create awareness and raise funds for water conservation projects
‘Walk/Run for water’ an initiative to resolve the global water crisis, is happening in more than 150 cities all over the world on 18th April 2010. Isha Foundation is organizing this event in Chennai.
One in eight people in the World already don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. The UN projects that 35% of the global population in 2025 will be affected by water stress or scarcity. India as a whole is expected to be seriously affected impacting agriculture, food security and the whole economy, negating most efforts at poverty eradication. Experts predict that if another World War occurs, it would be on account of water.
Chennai, is already facing chronic water problems with fast depleting surface and ground water sources. This event is organized to ignite awareness among all citizens to make everyone save, recycle and reuse water. A 6km Walk/Run from Besant Nagar beach (Elliot’s Beach) through adjoining roads, highlights the fact that 6km is the average distance many women and children in the World walk every day to secure the minimum requirement of water for their families. After the walk, live beats from ‘Sounds of Isha’ and other renowned artists will entertain participants on the Beach.
Entry Free… No Participation Fee…
Sunday, 18th April 2010 at Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai
3.30pm Participants’ kit distribution at starting point
4.00pm Walk/Run Flag-off at Northern side of Elliots’ Beach
4.00-5.30pm Walk/run for 6 km* as per the route map below
5.30-7.00pm Music Concert by Sounds of Isha on the Besant Nagar Beach
Click Here for the Live Audio Webstream
of the Sounds of Isha Concert
Tree sapling distribution and Pledges for Tree Planting, Rain Water Harvesting, Recycling, etc.
- Participants need to ensure their physical fitness before participating. The organizers will not be held responsible for any health issues arising from participation in the event.
- T-Shirts/Cap for the participants will be provided till stocks last. Drinking water and refreshments available for all participants