FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What day is the Walk for Water?
Saturday, March 17, 2018.

When and where can I pick up my t-shirt and lanyard?
Participants can pick up their t-shirts and lanyards at Water Mission - 1150 Kinzer St. Bldg 1605 North Charleston, SC 29405 - at the following times:
Tuesday, March 13th - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 14th - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Note 1: T-shirts and lanyards cannot be picked up on Thursday or Friday. All remaining shirts can be picked the day of the Walk, at the registration table.
Note 2: T-shirt pickup is every man and woman for themselves. You can choose to pick up for your friends, family, and teammates, but it's not recommended you're unable to distribute the supplies before the day of the Walk. 

Do you realize that March 17th is St. Patrick's Day?
Yes, we do. If you look closely enough, you'll see a bunch of little details throughout the walk that celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We're confident you'll have time to be part of this life-saving event as well as celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

What time does the walk begin?
Opening ceremonies begin promptly at 9:00 am.

When does online registration close?
12:00, noon, on Friday, March 16, 2018.

How much does registration cost?
Adults (Ages 23 and up): $20.00
Students (Ages 16-22): $15.00
Children (Ages 6-15): $5
Five & Under: FREE

Can I register the morning of the Walk?
Yes. Day of Registration jumps to $20 for students (ages 16-21) and $25 for Adults (22 and up). We recommend you register early to avoid long lines and increased registration costs. 

Why should I fundraise?
The Walk for Water is Water Mission's only self-hosted fundraiser. This is an opportunity for you to help raise awareness and support for Water Mission's ongoing efforts around the world. Your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates care about what you care about, and they want a way to do something that's bigger than themselves. So, why not fundraise? We provide you with all the tools you need to be successful in telling our story and fundraising. Register and log into your participant center to get started. 

Where should I park?
There is plenty of parking on the old navy base. Type this address (1061 Everglades Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405) into your GPS and follow the directions. Once you're close, the City of North Charleston parking teams and Water Mission volunteers will make sure you get parked. As always, parking is FREE. 

Do you have any maps for the event? 
Yes. We do. Go here to download and print. 

How long does the Walk for Water take?
The walk is approximately 3 miles, which takes about an hour to complete. 

What is the Walk for Water like?
After opening ceremonies, every participant will take a 2-Gallon bucket (provided at the event) and begin to walk a three-mile route. Halfway through the route, walkers fill their bucket with dirty water and carry it back to the park. The walk is symbolic of the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water. 

Do I have to fill my bucket to the top?
You can fill the bucket to your desired level. If you do not feel you can complete the walk with a bucket, you are welcome to walk without one.

Is this event suitable for children?
Yes. This is an event for all ages. It is engaging, informative and impactful. Strollers are welcome.

Can I join a team after I’ve already registered?
Yes. Please email walk@watermission.org to be added to a team.

Can I volunteer for at the Walk for Water?
Yes. It takes approximately 300 volunteers to host the Walk. To sign up for volunteer roles, go here

Can I bring my dog?
Yes. We welcome all friendly and lovable dogs. 

Sponsors

Water Mission appreciates the companies that sponsor the Charleston Walk for Water. Thank you to our 2019 sponsors! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact us