Please help me reach my goal to support Gilbert!!!! Gilbert Tuhabonye is my friend and 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of his escape from a massacre during the Burundian Civil War. I have had the privilege to work with his team for the last 11 years at their annual 5k/10 miler/kids k, Run for the Water.
Run for the Water-presented by Keller Williams Realty- 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. Join us on November 4th for the 10 Mile, 5K or Kids K races in Austin, Texas.
Gilbert leads the Gazelle Foundation, and he is a renowned motivational speaker and local running coach. He is a survivor of genocide, having been locked in a burning building with 150 of his classmates during the civil war that plagued his country from the early 90’s to mid-2000’s. The only one to escape, Gilbert used his running ability to eventually make it to the US, carry the Olympic torch in ’96, win multiple National Championships as a collegiate runner, and now give back to the Austin community through his Gilbert’s Gazelles training group, as the coach at St. Andrews High School, and the Gazelle Foundation.
FACTS ABOUT RUN FOR THE WATER Premiere fall running/walking fundraiser benefiting the Gazelle Foundation Steady growth of participants since its inception in 2007 2018 participant goal is 4,200, a 5% increase from 2017 Austin's second largest charity running event 4-time Austin Fit Magazine reader's poll "Best Of" Run For The Water is repeatedly named "Austin's Best Race" and “crown jewel and must-do event for beginners and veterans alike.”