St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities Walk for Water


About This Event

Thank you to everyone who walked and donated! Registration is now closed, but donations are still being accepted.

This year’s event was an immense success and we are so excited for the people who will receive safe water as the result of your efforts. If you’re interested in helping plan the 2017 Twin Cities Walk for Water, please contact Lauren Lupkowski.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc and Pentair have partnered to host the first Twin Cities Walk for Water in support of Water Mission. The goal of the Walk is to raise money and awareness to support people around the world who have to walk several miles daily to supply water to their families. This is a family-friendly event, open to anyone in the area who wants to raise awareness about the global water crisis.

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Facebook & twitter #TCWalk4Water

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Location and Times

Date: 09/17/2016
Location: Upper Landing Park (180 Shepard Rd – St. Paul, MN)

8:00AM Registration Opens
9:00AM Kick-Off
9:30AM Walk Starts
11:00AM Walk Ends

*Entertainment/activities will be provided before and after the walk. After Walk music will be provided by The Saint Paul Mudsteppers.*

Contact: Lauren Lupkowski, Michel Hines, or Sylvia Hunter

$93,533.50 / $75,000 in Donations Raised
391 / 350 Participants Registered
31 Teams Registered

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Top Individual Fundraising Leaders
  • $2,175 Sam Claassen
  • $900 Paul Putzier
  • $775 Tom Halverson
  • $710 Julie Vanderboom
  • $520 Terry Maurer
Top Team Fundraising Leaders
  • $3,215 SEH
  • $2,045 Pace Corporate
  • $1,875 Pace Field Services
  • $1,140 Pace LabOps Regulatory
  • $695 LabOps: Instrument Support Group (ISG)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Walk for Water?

Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk nearly 4 miles to retrieve water for their families daily needs. In most cases, even after walking for miles and miles, the water they have to drink is contaminated. Our Walk will simulate this trek to raise awareness of the global water crisis here in our community. Each participant will start the Walk with an empty bucket. About half-way through they will fill that bucket with water and complete the remainder of the course. We hope that all participants end the Walk with an understanding of what people go through around the world to get something that we take for granted – water.

What do I get with my registration?

Your registration fee is a donation contributing to the fundraising success of the Walk for Water. By registering, your Walk sponsors will provide you a shirt, bucket, day-of snacks and entertainment/activities at the event.

Advanced registration donation amounts are:
$20.00 per adult (ages 21+)
$15.00 per student (ages 16-20)
$0.00 per youth/child (ages 0-15)

Day-of registration donation amounts are:
$25.00 per adult
$20.00 per student
$0.00 per youth/child


Is this event appropriate for children?

Absolutely! Not only is it a great opportunity to teach children about the global water crisis, but there will also be many family-friendly activities on top of the Walk itself. The Walk route is stroller-friendly, so feel free to bring the entire family!

Where does the money go?

Sponsorships and donations received for the Walk for Water will support Water Mission’s response to the global water crisis through sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions around the world.
For a more detailed financial breakdown, visit

What if I registered as an individual but want to join a team?

Contact Bonnie Hanna at to join a team, or with additional registration questions.

How long is the Walk route?

About 3 miles

Can my dog (or other pets) Walk for Water?

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

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