Why Run for the Water?


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Transform Lives

Run for the Water is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life. 


Award-Winning Race

Our award-winning event has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including the Austin Chronicle, Austin Fit Magazine, Austin American-Statesman, and Road Runners Club of America. We are also the only 10 mile race in Austin!


AUstin Distance Challenge

The Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water is the second event in the  Austin Distance Challenge, a series of the most prestigious local running events starting in the fall and leading up to the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon in February. The Distance Challenge is hosted by the Austin Runners Club  and raises funds for our beneficiary charity, which will once again be The Trail Foundation