Looking to get a BURUNDI T-shirt, or Run For The Water relaxed trucker hat? Here’s how!
Austin, Texas - July 2, 2019 - Austin Ear Nose and Throat Clinic are the presenting sponsor of the Water Hero Kids K at the thirteenth annual Run For The Water. A uniquely transformative event, every entry to Run For The Water allows the Gazelle Foundation to provide a person in Burundi with access to clean water – for life. The Water Hero Kids K is a fun way for kids to be active and gain a deeper understanding of water scarcity, consumption, and their role and ability to be engaged, global citizens.
In celebration of Gilbert’s 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us for a very special Spring For The Water event.
DK, Mike, and Kley Reynolds will accept the inaugural Peter Rauch World Changer Award. The emcee for the evening is Chikage Windler, CBS Austin. Tickets and tables are available here
The Gazelle Foundation for the water's very long-term goal is to help Burundi climb out of the bottom ten in the United Nations Human Development Index, and we feel this is possible by providing hundreds of thousands of people with access to clean water.
Providing access to clean water is more than quenching thirst. Regular access to clean water saves lives. We thrilled to report that the Kadasha-Kayange water system is 90% complete. Over the next few weeks all holding tanks, pipes, and tap stands will be connected, then final testing will begin. Five tap stands distribute clean water to 1,200 people. This water system is one of three that the Gazelle Foundation is currently working on. The project is on time and on budget, and its impact is already considerable.
Join us in Austin on November 4, at Run For The Water. Learn how you can run and help transform lives at the same time.
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. 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.
Gilbert Tuhabonye describes Run For The Water to get YOU excited to join us on a spectacular scenic route in the heart of Austin. Run For The Water is race number two in the Austin Distance Challenge.
With great joy, we announce the completion of three more water systems. The handover to local residents means 3,800 more people have access to as much water as they need.
For perspective that's water for more people than the number of students enrolled at several Austin area high schools: Austin High School 2,262, Del Valle High School 3,003, Lake Travis High School 2,699, Vandegrift High School 2,257, Westlake High School 2,655.
Gilbert was featured on Sarah Brokaw's recent Podcast--Shared Secrets
In 1993, when Gilbert was a junior in high school, he was severely burned in a massacre in the Tutsi-Hutu war of Burundi, witnessing mass murder and barely escaping with his life. He spent three months in the hospital recovering, and was told he'd never walk again. In this episode, Gilbert joins Sarah to describe the path he took from the hopelessness to resilience and triumph. He explains how he aims to create meaning from his experience by helping others in a variety of ways, including his work as a running coach and through the Gazelle Foundation. And he shares the #1 tool he's found for discovering your strength in the wake of adversity. Listen to the episode here.