The Last Mile
A race to symbolize all the forms of transporting water. Follow James as he pushes, pulls, and carries water.
He will not stop until the fundraising goal is met. $25 will give one person clean water for life.
Start: June 29th 5am
location: 1 Connell Drive
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07076
The Last Mile symbolizes the obstacles women and children go through everyday to carry water. This ultramarathon is not solely running. 10 gallons (90lbs) of water will be carried, pushed, pulled, and dragged through a 5 stage event with no end.
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This is a 5 stage event with no total distance or time. James will continue running until the fundraising goal is reached.
People are encouraged to assist because of the fatiguing nature of the stages.
This is to show the burden families experience to find water.
Our fundraising goal is [Undefined]. This will complete the solar installation, security, and final training. Once this phase is complete, 1,500 people will have a lifetime access to clean water.
Watch this video below to see where your donation is going towards.
A Message From Our Founder
“Even after successful fundraisers, Agirigiroi will be without clean water. This is why we will reach The Last Mile together.
Why complete painful events? Story telling has to be meaningful, ethical, and fair to who we work with. It’s better to show the fun our project communities have rather then the tough times they experience. I prefer to show myself dirty and exhausted.
I have committed myself to provide the world with clean drinking water. I will sacrifice it all to make sure it is done right.”
The 5 Stages
Bicycle (Sled) Pull
Many people use bicycles to transport multiple jerry cans of water. Some bicycles are missing chains, pedals, and tires. To symbolize the bicycles in the worst conditions, 10 gallons will be pulled on a sled for 13.1 miles.
2. Farmers Carry
Over short distances, people carry water simply in hand. This form of transportation is exhausting as carrying water is painful and tiring on someone’s hands and back. To accept the burden of a family, 10 gallons of water in hand for 13.1 miles
3. On Head
When carrying one jug of water, it is commonly placed on top of someone’s head for balance. This is the most common form of transportation and done all over the world. 5 gallons must be carried in one hand or on head for 13.1 miles.
4. Push/Pull cart
Using wheelbarrow style carts with handles to push or pull water is used when the roads are good and when a lot of water is needed. 10 gallons of water must be transported using a push/pull cart for 13.1 miles.
5. Until The End
This is a highlighted portion because it is something important to us. At the end of this event, a sense of accomplishment of a physical feat is done but communities still lack clean water the next day until the fundraising goal is met. The 4th stage, The Push/Pull Cart, will continue until the fundraising goal is met.