Clean Water Care
The Well Done Run
Over the past few years, we have been in partnership with Living Water International to provide clean water wells around the world to communities in need. To raise money for the clean water wells the first couple years we put on a church wide fast. We drank only water for a month so that we could give water by donating all of the money we would have spent on other beverages during the fast to go towards the building of a well. God blessed this time by drawing our hearts nearer to His through the fast and by graciously raising up enough money in those first couple years to provide two clean water wells in India and one in Honduras!
In 2014, God gave us a new idea on how to raise money to build a well that would not only get our body at Fellowship involved, but also the community of Searcy as well! We decided to host a city-wide charity fun run 5k called “The Well Done Run”-knowing that if we got enough participants, the well would be done!!
About the Well Done Run
The Well Done Run is not your normal 5K. We're not as concerned with how fast you can run it. Don't get us wrong; we'll still provide a clock so you can see how you finish, but we want this to be a little harder on you. We want the participants to experience a day in the life of those that have to live without clean water. So, when you arrive at The Well Done Run, part of your pre-race activities will include getting an empty 1-gallon milk jug. You will carry this jug with you throughout the entire race. You will not be allowed to start without a jug, and you will not "officially" finish without your jug. At the turn around point in the race, you will fill your jug with water from Gin Creek. Disgusting, right? Well, that's the point. As gross as it sounds, the water running through that creek is cleaner than the water a lot of the world has to drink. Once your jug is filled, you will carry it back to the finish line. Yes...it's hard to run while carrying a gallon of water. That's kind of the point. This isn't meant to be an easy, "run as fast as you can" 5K. We encourage you to use the extra time on the course to think about the millions of women and children that have to spend their days walking up to 7 miles to get water. This is a family oriented event and therefore, if you're running with your family, take this time to talk to your kids about ways you can help bring water to the world!
To learn more about The Well Done Run, when it is taking place, how to register, volunteer, or become a sponsor, please visit our webpage.
To learn more about Living Water International and the wonderful work the Lord is doing through this ministry, please visit their webpage.
Well Done Run at a Glance
- When: Saturday, November 4th 2017 at 9AM
- Where: Start and End at Searcy Lion Stadium
- Why: See video below
- Cost for Race Participants: Adults-$25, College-$15, Kids 17&Under-$10 *Prices increase by $5 starting on Monday, October 16th. This year we're implementing a Family Discount that allows you to get $5 off your registration for each additional child after the first is paid at $10.
- Cost for Race Sponsors-$250 (includes your company’s logo on the Start/Finish banner and on the water bottles given to all race participants)
- To Register or to Learn More: Please visit our webpage.