Join us in Austin, Texas November 4th, run for a great causE.
Join us November 4, 2018, for the 12th annual Run For The Water 5k, 10-miler, and Kids-k on a spectacular scenic route, in the heart of Austin.
Check out the race that Austin Runner Magazine calls best in the city, a “crown jewel and must-do event for beginners and veterans alike” and is the marquee event for the Gazelle Foundation.
Run For The Water is race number two in the Austin Distance Challenge.
Learn about the Gazelle Foundation and what you can do To Help Our Friends in Burundi, Africa
The Gazelle Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that implements charitable efforts to improve life for people in Burundi, Africa and offers assistance to children of our community in Central Texas. Run for the Water is our largest annual fundraiser and allows us to continue our mission that to date has provided over 92,000 people with access to clean water.
Want to be involved? We need your help. Here’s how you can get involved.
Gilbert Tuhabonye leads the Foundation, he is a renowned motivational speaker and local running coach. Gilbert is a survivor of genocide, having been locked in a burning building with 150 of his classmates during the civil war that plagued his country from the early 90’s to mid-2000’s. The only one to escape, Gilbert used his running ability to eventually make it to the US, carry the Olympic torch in ’96, win multiple National Championships as a collegiate runner, and now give back to the Austin community through his Gilbert’s Gazelles training group, as the coach at St. Andrews High School, and the Gazelle Foundation. Naturally, he decided that a road race would be our marquee event and fundraiser, the race has enjoyed a steady increase of participants, we hope you'll join us on race day for 5k, 10-miler or Kids-k.
Since 2009, the Gazelle Foundation has built water systems in Burundi efficiently and effectively. With our streamlined approach, we maximize our efforts and resources to provide tangible results that directly benefit the people of Burundi. Learn more about clean water projects we've built.