Water of Life 10km and Half Marathon
Starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, these scenic races will follow the Thames between Marlow and Henley before looping back through beautiful countryside.
The event includes fantastic facilities, enthusiastic marshals, children’s races to keep the young ones occupied and medals for all. Together we can help people unlock their potential and break free from poverty.
How we'll help
To help support all our runners in the lead-up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package.
As a member of our team you’ll receive:
- A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
- Email helpline – ask a coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
- Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions.
That's not all. We'll also hook you up with:
- A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
- A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
- Fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners
- Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
- The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap and toilet costumes
- Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team.
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.
If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.
If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].
We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningwithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.
We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningwithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningwithUs directly by emailing [email protected].
We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at [email protected] to let us know you won’t be taking part.
If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.
If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.
If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:
WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746
If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:
47-49 Durham Street
Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!
If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.
Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?
Contact Becky in our Events team and she’ll be happy to help.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7793 4594
You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.