The Last Mile
The Last Mile symbolizes the obstacles women and children go through everyday to carry water. Our founder, James Leitner, will carry, pull, and drag 10 gallons (90lbs) of water a 4 stage, 24 hour course.
He completed his run doing 75 miles in 24 hours, visit below to get a full race report.
Where Does Your Donation Go?
James raised enough to finish our project for 1,500 people.
Any donations received will be used for our next project.
Watch our video below to meet our Agirigiroi, our current project community.
A Message From Our Founder
“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 hard times they experience. I prefer to show myself dirty, exhausted, and simulating the challenges they face.
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 Event 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 what time is left.