Michigan Water Environment Association

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Event Name:Now through May 15: Run 4 Water 5K: MWEA Scholarship Virtual Run/Walk
Event Type(s):Other
Run 4 Water 5K:  MWEA Scholarship Virtual Run/Walk
When:  Any day, anytime you choose between May 1st-31st, 2020.  Since it is a virtual fun run/walk, you can do it when it is convenient for you.  May is Water Awareness Month, so we are making the entire month available to participate!

What is it and how does it work?  Take part in the Run 4 Water 5K anytime between May 1 -May 31.  Run or walk solo, with family or friends (as long as you maintain proper social distancing!).  Go 3.1 miles through your neighborhood, your favorite park or trail, or even on a treadmill!  You get to run / walk your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. 
Purpose: The Run 4 Water 5K will support four MWEA Scholarships for students entering the water sector.  Michigan will be facing a shortage of water workers in the next few years as more employees retire and MWEA has pledged to "leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water."

This event is open to the public - anyone can register! 
Event Date:5/1/2020
Contact Person:Anne Fairchild
(phone: 517-641-7377)
Details:Cost:  $30.  Includes a beautiful Run 4 Water 5K medal 
Optional add-on for a t-shirt: $15
Additional donations are also appreciated.  

Please register by May 15, 2020 in order to receive your medal and t-shirt on time. 
NOTE:  To pay by check or cash, please register by calling 517-641-7377.

You will get: 
  • A printable PDF of your bib with your race number emailed to you before the run/walk.
  • Medal and optional t-shirt – these will be mailed to you after you after the race window ends when you report your results (duration, time, and date) to afairchild@mi-wea.
  • Satisfaction of helping to contribute to the next generation of water workers! 
Options to make your virtual experience fun.
  • Compete virtually with friends across the country by talking on the telephone during the fun run/walk or comparing notes and holding each other accountable for the race. 
  • Before the race, you may print out your bib and wear it during your race.
  • Send us a picture and we will upload it online!
  • Or better yet, post your picture or video with the hashtag #MIRun4Water
  • Afterwards, report your time and race location on the honor system.  Top names and times will be posted on the MWEA Website under the race.
  • Let’s get moving!
Thank You To Our Sponsors

Event sponsor: 
Applied Science, Inc.


Supporting sponsors:

DuBois-Cooper Associates
Hamlett Environmental Technologies
KDC Consulting
Peterson and Matz, Inc.
Waterworks Systems and Equipment

Why now? 
Most experts agree that one way to stay healthy is to head outside to walk or run while minding the rules of social distancing. 
Help support the next generation of water workers.
Opportunity to connect to other members of the MWEA community.
Proceeds to benefit the following MWEA Scholarships:
$5,000 - Jack H. Wagner Scholarship
$ 3,500 - John P. Hennessey Scholarship
$2,500 - Antenore C. “Butch” Davanzo Scholarship
$1,000 - WRRT Future Leader Scholarship
Links:What Exactly is a Virtual 5k?
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