The Blue Mile

Event information

Support the millions in India, who unlike you and me, have to tread miles and hours for some clean water.

The Blue Mile is the first of its kind, Run for Water – focusing on sensitising people about the struggles of millions of people to access clean water every day.

Why Run for Water?

Availability and access to water still remains a big issue in India. The burden of collecting water falls mainly on girls and women giving them no time to play, go to school and earn a living. Clean water helps babies make it through their vulnerable first five years, gives new mums the best chance of survival and gives everyone a fighting chance of avoiding waterborne diseases. Clean water gives people the time and resources to find jobs, learn new skills and run successful businesses. It helps them break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

With your support you’ll achieve more than just your goal, you’ll be helping us to reach ours too: clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere by 2030.


The Blue Mile is divided into 3 categories of run – 2.5K, 5K, 10K. The run will focus on attracting runners from corporates, educational institutions like schools and colleges, retail customers and housewives.


The Blue Mile run will flag off at People Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad on 03 March 2019.

Highlights from the event

Here are a few glimpses from the Run for Water.


Heartiest congratulations for successfully organising & accomplishing the task of conducting the first edition of The Blue Mile Run in Hyderabad today. It was very well organised and the entire team did a wonderful job by creating awareness about the importance and relevance of saving water. Great going! Wish you more such success in future too. Will be happy to associate with you [WaterAid India] in the future as well. God bless you always!
Colonel Sunil Uniyal, Defence Running Club
Great event, the team felt motivated! Looking forward to the next one!
Abhishek, Employee - Bank of America
It was a pleasure and honour to participate in The Blue Mile Run. Entire event was well organised and executed by each and every one and created awareness on importance of saving water. Proud to be part of a noble cause. This is a first of its kind in Hyderabad by WaterAid India. My wishes are always with the team and will wait for next season. Congratulations and all the best.
Shanmukha Dharmana Rao, Mentor at Pragati Panthers Running Group