2022 6K Run/Walk for Water brings out over 60 participants Saturday morning

BEDFORD – Community members in Bedford were able to join thousands of people across the globe in the mission to bring life-changing clean water and fullness of life to children in underdeveloped communities around the world.

Race participants preparing to go before the start of the race

Troy Kirkman with United Way of South Central Indiana said that hosting the race for the third time in Bedford has helped to bring awareness to the problem of water shortages in other countries.

“Last year was the first year we were able to host this in person, with 2020 being forced to an at-home participation with COVID-19,” said Kirkman. “Every registration through world vision will provide clean water to someone in the developing world. Mostly the women and young girls are the ones going out and carrying the water to their villages. Seeing everyone out here today shows how important this issue truly is.”

Course for the 2022 6K Walk/Run for Water

Racers were able to run or walk the 6K course that took them south to 27th Street before wrapping back up Washington Avenue and finishing back at the start at the Thornton Park Pavilion.

The first male finisher was 20-year-old Liam Nelson of Ellettsville, IN, and the first female finisher was 20-year-old Jennifer Ramirez of Bedford.