Run for Water Challenge

Winnovators 2019

1000km Run for Water Challenge

Over the course of 6 weeks, we (Samantha Harris, Samaneh Ghaffari, Mikaela Green & Jessica-Sai Penwarn) will run 1km for every $1 donated. We are aiming to run a combined 1000km for WaterAid, who bring clean water and decent toilets to developing countries. 1 in 10 don’t have clean water close to home, while 1 in 4 people on the planet don’t have a decent toilet of their own.

The Challenge:

We will be running at every opportunity, replacing our commute to and from work, park runs and half marathons, whilst fulfilling our full time careers, to feel a very small percentage of pain that people go through.

Buy a kilometre or two by hitting Donate. Please give generously, WaterAid make a significant impact through delivering the essentials of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Every $1 invested in water and toilets returns an average of $4 in increased productivity. As a result, lives are reborn again, women and girls regain their dignity where they are able to wash their kids and themselves, education improves and women and men have a chance to earn a living.

Our Story:

Us? Well we don’t know what it’s like to be thirsty. We are 3 women blessed to be born into a place where an abundance of water is available to us at every angle. If we can contribute 1% towards change, then our job is done.


Looking for a challenge? Interested in joining us? We are looking for another few people to join us on our journey for change.

- Run anywhere/anytime

- Run as little/long as you want 

- Run alone/together 

All abilities welcome, we encourage a supportive environment, log your km's via ‘Runkeeper’ tracking app and go at your own pace.

Please send me a message

P.s. We will be providing updates via our individual social platforms, feel free to follow along on our journey. 

Thank you cool

My wonderful sponsors


Sonia Sheehan

Go girls!!!!!


Larissa Hetherington

Well done Mikaela. Such a worth while cause.


Kevin Schouten

That's almost as far as running to Iran. šŸ˜


Wendy Green

Run Mikaela Run!


Noelene R

Go Mikaela Go!


Shanice Wiseman

So inspiring šŸ’« Proud of you girls ♥ļø


R&r Kiss

Go Team


Manijeh Rostami

So proud of you Samaneh!! Love mum ā¤


Samantha Whiteley


Harry Kiss

Run forest run!




Kim Dietrich


Nick Wade

Good luck Sam!


Bb & Kia

Well done! We are cheering for you.


Skye Watson

Go Sam!


Sarah Roshier



Great cause Samaneh and the team! Well done.


Mai Vo


Dexter Vanderwert

You ladies are amazing. I'll join you for a run when I can. Eventhough i hate running.


Lee Marburg


Melissa Mcgovern

Get going gal




Michelle Snell

Fantastic initative that not only helps others but builds fitness as well, great work.


Kelly Rae

Great cause ladies, inspirational.



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