Charleston, SC

10th Annual Walk for Water


About This Event

The Charleston Walk for Water is an exciting event that continues to grow year after year. In 2015 we broke all existing records with the highest number of walkers and dollars raised. This year we want to do it all again. Mark your calendars for the morning of March 12th, 2016, and come join thousands of others who are passionate about being the element of change.

Location and Times

Saturday, March 12th 2016

10:10 am – 1:30 pm

“The Joe”
360 Fishburne Street
Charleston, SC 29403

$312,200.90 in Donations Raised
3,913 Participants Registered
178 Teams Registered

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Top Individual Fundraising Leaders
  • Elizabeth Paige
  • Linda Karges-Bone
  • Robert Lasher
  • Harrison Kerr
  • Peter Conway
Top Team Fundraising Leaders
  • Heart of the Lion (Marley Lion)
  • Dr. Linda Karges-Bone/CSU Civic Engagement Team
  • MBM Corp
  • Roper St. Francis River Rats
  • Widman Family
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Walk for Water?

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

What time does the Walk for Water begin?

10:10 am.

How much does the Walk cost?

Adults: $20 |Students: $15 | Youth: $5 | 5 & under: FREE

Can I register on the day of the Walk?

Yes. Day of registration is $25. Day of registration will open at 8:00 am.

Can my dog walk for water?

Unfortunately, no. This year we’re asking that you leave you four-legged friends at home as dogs are not allowed in The Joe Riley, Jr. Stadium

Do children under 5 get a free tshirt?

No. If there are extra children’s size shirts after the walk, they’ll be available for a donation of $5.

Where is the Walk for Water this year?

The Joe Riley, Jr Stadium, aka “The Joe”, aka “The Riverdogs Stadium”

Will I get the size shirt I request in registration?

T-shirts are ordered weeks in advance. We do our best to estimate the numbers of shirts needed. If your requested size is unavailable, we’ll give you the next closest size.

Is parking available?

Yes. There is more than enough parking near The Joe, and it’s FREE!

How long is the Walk for Water?

About 3.5 miles, the average distance that women and children walk to collect dirty water.

How much water do I carry?

Each walker is given an empty 2 gallon bucket. Half way through the route, walkers fill their buckets to their desired level with dirty water and carry it back.

How long does the event take?

We will begin at 10:10. The walk takes about an hour to complete. You’re encouraged to come early and stay afterwards to enjoy entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Is this a 5K or something?

The distance is similar to a 5K, but we do not run.

Can my company/organization sponsor this event?

Yes! Sponsorships help alleviate the costs of hosting and event size. Learn more below in the sponsorship section.

I'm not from Charleston, how can I have a walk in my town?

First check to see if one is happening near you. Click the “Find a Walk” tab above. If you don’t see one near you, you may consider hosting a walk. To get that started, click the “Host a Walk” button above.

Can I walk with my baby stroller or wagon?

Yes! The Joe Riley, Jr. Stadium has ramp access for all things with wheels, including wheel chairs, strollers, wagons, etc.

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