Team Living Water raised over $15,000 during the 2022 North Olympic Discovery Marathon. 26 participants ran or walked the various events which included a 5k,10k, marathon, full marathon relay, half marathon and kids race.
Team captain, Martin Murray, said the proceeds were enough to provide a brand new well to a village in Guatemala, along with rehabilitating an existing well somewhere else in the world. “We had a great time. It was a lot of fun. Seemed like people enjoyed it.” Said Martin.
Goals of Team Living Water
Martin Murray explained that Team Living Water maintains three goals:
1. Raise awareness of world water crisis and let folks know what Living Water International is doing about it.
2. Raise funds to build well somewhere.
3. Create community and have fun doing that Martin feels they did well to accomplish all three goals.
Fun, Fellowship, and Running on The Olympic Discovery Trail
Julie Hill and Jordan Griebner arrived in Sequim on Friday afternoon. They joined us on Saturday evening giving a short presentation to over 30 participants and their for a dinner and short presentation. The Saturday night event was attended by 30 folks.
Sunday at 4:30am it was raining hard, but it stopped for the beginning of the race at 7:30am. Our relay team completed the full marathon and crossed the line together. It was a great site. Other participants completed the ½ marathon. Thankfully the rain held off until our relay team had finished the race. Then came the wind and rain!
During the day Team Living Water had a booth set up at the finish line, for folks stopped to inquire about Living Water International. It was a great opportunity to raise awareness and share what we are all about. Contact Martin Murray If you are interested in participating next year.
A Letter From Julie & Jordan of Living Water International
"Thank you so much to Martin and the team at DCC for your incredible efforts this past weekend in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon! It was a joy and honor to join together with all of you to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name and even more fun to watch you exceed your fundraising goal! Thank you for choosing to endure for the thirsty and for all the hard work that went into making this event a success. I witnessed people stepping in to help out all weekend and it was clear this was truly a team effort! You are all a blessing to Living Water and are already looking forward to next year!"- Jordan Griebner - Living Water International - Director of Trips & Affinity Groups"I (and on behalf of Living Water) am so grateful for DCC and each race participant, each person who made a gift, every volunteer and advocate. Each person, gift and step ran/walked matters for the thirsty; sharing in this work and community together is a true gift. Praise God!"- Julie Hill - Living Water International - Director of Philanthropy, West