10th Annual Spokenya Race! The 7k distance of this race is a representation of the average distance that people in Kenya must walk to find clean water. Therefore, 100% of your race entry fee goes directly to clean water projects in Kenya.
Spokenya lets runners choose to carry water on their heads – Kenyan style. Finish the race with a bucket of water on top of your head. This is how women and girls in Kenya must transport all of the family's water. It’s a challenge for sure.
This year, race proceeds will build a clean water catchment system on an elementary school in the rural region where we work. In this area, most schools do not have a source of clean drinking water for their students. These rain catchment systems provide year-round safe, clean water if collection is done properly and tanks are kept sanitary. The cost of rain catchment is a fraction of the cost of drilling a well at each school. Providing rain catchment systems are a sustainable solution that will last for many years and can be owned and maintained by the community.
Thank you for being a part of our vision!
Event details and schedule
Strollers & wheelchairs welcome
Park in North lot
Packet Pickup is at Life Center: Friday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm OR Saturday 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Beautiful 7k course begins at Life Center Church, then heads west and onto the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River. Course continues along the river before turning onto the Spokane Falls Community College Campus. A "mini-doomsday hill" awaits, with drummers along the hill, and a water station at the top. Next the course takes runners through the wooded Mukogawa campus, and back towards Life Center Church.