April 8th-10th, 2021
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Hydrating Humanity UltraRun 2023
Lake Broyhill at Camp Harrison, Boomer, NC
A Summary of this Amazing Event!
Maybe you could tell by the name. But this isn't just an ultra-race, it's a race to save lives! Two amazing nonprofits, YMCA Camp Harrison + Hydrating Humanity, have teamed together to put on the event of the year -
ALL FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS!
Run solo, or put a team together and compete!
Every distance can be run as an individual, but only the 100 Miler is for teams.
Teams UP TO 8 and Teams UP TO 4.
100 Miler: 8 Laps (18,816' ft of total elevation gain) (30 hour cut off)
50 M: 4 Laps (9,408' ft of total elevation gain)
50 K: 2 Laps + 1 extra lake loop (5,00'+ ft of total elevation gain)
13 M: 1 Lap (2,352' ft of total elevation gain)(There is no time cutoff for the 50m, 50k, OR 13m
4 M: 1 Lap around lake.
The typical distance a mom or child has to walk to collect water (dirty) is around 3-4 miles. If you are not a longer distance runner you can still register and join us for a 4 mile run/walk around beautiful Lake Broyhill.
Runners, you and your loved ones have the option to stay and camp on the huge, grassy lawn that sits between the Chapel and the lake. So bring you're camping gear and make a weekend of it!
There are bathrooms available to everyone at the chapel.
We believe everyone can leverage their unique talents for a greater cause! That’s why we’re inspiring ultra athletes (and anyone else ready to push beyond their own “impossible”) to run for a cause greater than themselves. If we become the “go-to” cause for ultra athletes, we’ll grow into the largest ultra race for clean water in the world!
That’s what it’s going to take to realize our bold vision: eradicating the waterborne disease crisis and transforming the poorest areas of the world. As the African proverb goes: “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Run Virtually From Anywhere
Raise money from your own local run. Let others know about your run for clean water and then run on
April 30, 2022
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About Hydrating Humanity
Hydrating Humanity's core identity is to realize REAL tangible transformation in the poorest areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe the spearhead into these communities has to be clean, safe water and hygiene education. Meet the crisis, save lives, love on people, build relationships and partner with others for lasting sustainability. Without clean, safe water and sanitation techniques, needless death, disease and billions of working hours lost every year will continue.
About Wells Thompson
I’m just a North Carolinian goofball living for the glory of Jesus! I married the love of my life, Daphne, in 2011. We’ve known each other since pre-k (no joke) and were high school sweethearts. (So don’t ever let anyone tell you fairy tales don’t come true.) We've been blessed with three boys: Declan (6), Kylan (3) and Soul (1) and a Golden Retriever named Spirit.
I played collegiate soccer at Wake Forest University and then went on to live out my dream as a professional soccer player for 9 years. I'm now chasing my dreams off the 'pitch' and looking for a business to buy. But, regardless of what I'm doing, It’s become my goal in life to use my life experiences and my platforms to inspire and encourage others, ultimately pointing them to King Jesus!