Silicon Valley, CA

Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water


$115,726.12 / $250,000 in Donations Raised
343 / 1,000 Participants Registered
30 Teams Registered
About This Event


The 2016 Walk for Water was an incredible event! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated.

Please visit to register for the 2017 event on April 29. Walk On!

Location and Times

St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
5100 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
8:30 am-1:00 pm PST

Contact Info: Ruth Hardin

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Top Individual Fundraising Leaders
  • Kathy Shideler $25,100
  • Ruth Hardin $2,841
  • Rick Mark $2,802
  • Tamara Mark $2,385
  • Bob Grandey $2,050
Top Team Fundraising Leaders
  • Thrivent Community - Silicon Valley $26,510
  • Kelsie's Krew $17,645
  • Rickmarkable Team $11,876
  • California Quenchers $5,629
  • Cindy's Bucket Brigade $5,275
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3 million people in 52 countries. To learn more about Water Mission, visit

Who is Silicon Valley Discipleship?

We are a group of churches and individuals committed to raising funds and awareness for the provision of safe water and the gospel of Jesus Christ in partnership with Water Mission. If you live in Silicon Valley, we’d love for you to join us! No official “membership” is required. If you or your church/organization would like to get involved, please contact Ruth Hardin. (Contact info above)

Where does the money go?

Funds raised are used where they are most needed in safe water and sanitation projects around the world. The 2015 Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water raised $186,000 that provided safe water to 6 communities in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Mexico and Nepal. For a more detailed breakdown of how Water Mission allocates funds, see our financial statements at

When is the Walk?

April 30, 2016

What time is the Walk?

8:30am–1:00pm PST

How much does it cost to register?

$10/person (All ages)

Is lunch provided?

Yes! Your registration fee covers the cost of admission and lunch.

Can I register the day of the Walk?

Yes! Day of registration will begin at 8:30am. Visit the registration table as soon as you arrive.

Where do I park?

There will be limited, free parking at St. Timothy’s until the lot is full. Please carpool if possible.

How long is the Walk?

2.5-3.5 miles

This year we will have a new route. Everyone will walk approximately 2 miles together to the water source, then have their choice of returning distance. One path back will be less than a mile, while the other will be slightly more than a mile.

How much water will I carry?

Each walker is given an empty 3 gallon bucket. Half way through the route, walkers will fill their buckets to their desired level with dirty water and carry it back. Keep in mind, a gallon of water weighs 8.3 lbs.

How long does the Walk take?

The walk itself takes about an hour to complete. You’re encouraged to come early and stay afterwards to enjoy entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Can my dog Walk for Water?

Yes! We look forward to meeting your furry friends. Please just keep them on a leash.

Is this a 5k?

The distance is similar to a 5K, but we do not run. This is a noncompetitive event, but feel free to challenge your teammates to see who can carry the most water!

Can my company or other organization sponsor this event?

Yes! Please contact Ruth Hardin to discuss sponsorship options.

Can I walk with my baby stroller or wagon?

Of course!

I'm not from Silicon Valley. How can I support Water Mission?

You can donate to the Silicon Valley Walk for Water, or host your own Walk! To search for walks near you, click the Find a Walk tab above, or visit our Host a Walk page to learn more.

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