Frequently Asked Questions
All are welcome to lace up and join our 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run in Parsippany, NJ on Saturday, October 22, 2022 hosted by Liquid Church! Not only will you get the opportunity to participate in a chip-timed race, you’re taking steps to bring clean, safe, drinking water to the people of Rwanda - a country striving to be the first in Africa with 100% access to clean water.
Clean water has the ability to change lives! It’s the foundation for all other levels of development. For the millions of thirsty people in Rwanda, safe water can ultimately transform their health, safety, education, and livelihoods. Now, that’s making an impact!
The Run For Rwanda takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in Parsippany, New Jersey. The address for your GPS is 299 Webro Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Check out our schedule of events for a breakdown of the big day.
In addition to our Run For Rwanda 5K, we’re hosting a 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 22nd. We believe this option provides an opportunity for more people to participate and help bring clean water to Rwanda. So, go ahead and self-select which race is best for you, your friends and family. And if you find it more fun to walk or to bring your baby stroller, you’re welcome to do so!
The Run For Rwanda raises vital funds to support the Clean Water Cause. Those funds will provide clean water wells, sanitation access, and hygiene training to the people of Rwanda in the region of Busasamana.
Why Rwanda? The people of Rwanda have an ambitious goal of becoming the first country in Africa with 100% access to clean water. Right now a third of Rwandans are drinking dirty water because they have no other option. That water makes them sick, keeps children from getting an education, and adults from earning a good living. The good news is… clean water can transform lives and your participation makes a difference.
All are welcome to participate - all ages and stages! Invite family and friends to join you - they can run or walk and even bring a baby stroller. Or they can always serve as your personal cheering section - not only will they have fun encouraging you along the way - they’ll enjoy our expo and indoor funtivities for kids.
Yes. You may walk or use a stroller in both the 5K and Fun Run. We simply ask participants with strollers to please start near the back of the group to avoid obstructing other runners.
No. For the safety of our participants - no bikes, rollerblades, or scooters of any kind are welcome on the racecourse. The only “wheels” allowed belong to wheelchairs and strollers.
Yes! We will have two water stations at mile points throughout the racecourse.
Absolutely! We’d love to have children run/walk with family and friends. Additionally, children will enjoy funtivities during the event!
Yes. If you want to create a team for the 5K or Fun Run, go for it! This is simply a fun way to band together for a good cause! When you register for the Run For Rwanda, you’ll be taken to our RaceWire registration page and will have 3 registration options that include “Join A Team”, “Create A Team” or “Individual Registration”.
We are partnering with RaceWire - who is operating an awesome registration page for the Run For Rwanda. Click here to access RaceWire and begin the registration process. Here you’ll select whether you’re running as an individual or want to join/create a team. You’ll enter your personal information and finally submit your payment to participate.
- Early bird registration runs from August 21st - Sept 4th ($30)
- Online registrations for in-person runs from August 21st - October 17th ($40 after Sept 4th)
- Day-of-race registration opens at 8:00 am ($40)
1 Mile Fun Run Registration
- Online registration runs from August 21st - October 17th ($20)
- Day-of-race registration opens at 8:00 am ($25)
Virtual Race Registration - 5K
- Early bird registration runs from August 21st - Sept 4th ($30)
- Online registrations runs from August 21st - October 9th ($40 after Sept 4th)
If you want to grab your Bib before race day… you are welcome to do so on Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, OCtober 20th from 9am - 7pm at Liquid Church located at 299 Webro Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. On race day, check-in opens at 8:00am.
Race Kits will be mailed to virtual racers on Thursday, October 13th
- Race Check-in and Registration @ 8:00 AM (remains open until race time)
- Expo & Funtivies Open @ 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- 5K Starts @ 9:00 AM
- 1 Mile starts @ 10:30 AM
- 5K Awards @ 11:00 AM
Awards will be given to the top three participants in each age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over). Those awards will be handed out at 11:00am on race day.
- 5K race participants will receive a dri-fit race shirt, timing bib, race hip bag, and finishers medal.
- 1 Mile Fun Run participants will receive a dri-fit race shirt, timing bib, and finishers medal.
- Registered racers 12 years and under will receive a timing bib and finishers medal.
We have space for you! Parking will be available onsite and in the surrounding area. A parking team member will guide you to available parking upon your arrival.
We will have an outdoor expo and indoor family-friendly funtivities running throughout race day. This is a great way for both racers and spectators to spend a little time before or after the race.
Yes. All registered participants in the 5K and Fun Run receive free bagels, fruit, and coffee.
Yes. There is free coffee available for spectators.
We will have ample bathroom facilities available for runners and spectators. The Liquid Church building will be open and our indoor bathrooms will be available. Additionally, portable toilets will be available outdoors and closer to the racecourse.
Yes. We are hoping for sunshine, but will hit the pavement even if it rains. Please plan to join us rain or shine!
Fundraising is an optional opportunity for runners to multiply their impact and support the Clean Water Cause and the people of Rwanda. We’ve put together a special Fundraising Toolkit to help you get started!
Thanks for asking! Anyone can support the Clean Water Cause and the people of Rwanda through a donation. Funds raised will provide clean water wells, sanitation access, and hygiene training to the people of Rwanda in the region of Busasamana. Click here to make a donation.
Additionally, if your business or corporation would like to partner with Liquid Church and the Clean Water Cause, we’re offering a variety of sponsorships. We’ve put together a special Sponsor Guide to help you explore all the options!
If you’re interested in sponsoring the Run For Rwanda, we invite you to review our Sponsor Guide to help you explore all the options available. For questions or to partner with us, please connect with us at RunForRwanda@LiquidChurch.com.
Around the world, 711 million people on the planet still lack access to clean, safe, drinking water. At Liquid Church, Clean Water is our global cause - and we envision a day when every person on the planet has access to clean, safe, drinking water! That’s why we’re committed to sending financial support and manpower to countries around the world. By participating in the Run For Rwanda, you are helping to bring clean water to the thirsty - thank you! To learn more about the Clean Water Cause and how to get involved, click here.
Rwanda is a country still healing from the horrific 1994 genocide that killed 1 million people in 100 days. Rwandans have embarked on an incredible journey of grace and forgiveness that’s helped stabilize the country for a new generation. But, approximately one-third of Rwandans still lack access to safe drinking water, which is essential for true, lasting progress. Clean water is the foundation for all other levels of development. For the millions of thirsty people in Rwanda, safe water can ultimately transform their health, safety, education, and livelihoods.
That’s why the people of Rwanda have set an ambitious goal: to become the first country in Africa with 100% access to clean water. We are committed to coming alongside them to help Rwanda reach the finish line!
Funds raised through the Run For Rwanda will provide clean water wells, sanitation access, and hygiene training to the people of Rwanda in the region of Busasamana. Will you help us finish the race to clean water?
Liquid Church is one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches. Officially launched in 2007 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church’s vision is to “Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” with seven physical campuses in Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties. Each week, about 5,000 people experience Liquid Church’s worship services in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As part of its global outreach, Liquid provides clean drinking water to those in need, with hundreds of completed wells in Africa and Central America. Liquid Church’s innovative approaches to outreach and ministry have been spotlighted by CNN, FOX News, and TIME magazine. For more information, visit www.LiquidChurch.com.
Absolutely! Anyone can support the Clean Water Cause and the people of Rwanda through a donation. Funds raised will provide clean water wells, sanitation access, and hygiene training to the people of Rwanda in the region of Busasamana. Click here to make a donation online.
Additionally, checks and money orders are payable to Liquid Church. Please put “Run For Rwanda” in the memo line. You can mail your donation to:
299 Webro Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Feel free to reach out to our event team with questions. Simply email us at RunForRwanda@LiquidChurch.com