To register for the first annual Peace, Water, and Wisdom Race set to be held in Marblehead, Massachusetts on October 28, 2012, please complete the form found by clicking the “Register” button below. If you prefer, you can download the registration form available by clicking here. Once finished, submit it and the registration fee by mail to: MHS Interact Club, 2 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Checks can be made payable to the BARKA Foundation. Please note that in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt and racing bib, one must register by October 19, 2012. A small amount of both items will be available on the day of the race, but will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Race Day Schedule
9:00 A.M. Registration begins at Devereux Beach.
10:00 A.M. Registration ends for competitive runners; competitive runners commence race.
10:05 A.M. Registration ends for non-competitive runners and walkers; non-competitive runners and walkers commence race.
12:30 A.M. Awards ceremony for top competitive runners and top fundraisers.
1:30 P.M. Grounds close.
If you are a team captain, you must register your team before other individuals can become members. To register a team, please complete the form found by clicking here.
Aid the Marblehead High School Interact Club and John Bapst Memorial High School Student Environmental Action Committee (SEAC) in their quest to raise money for the BARKA Foundation. By collecting pledges, you will be making a difference in the lives of many living in Burkina by providing them a means of obtaining sanitary water. Download the PWW Race Pledge Form by clicking here, and be sure to bring this form, along with the money collected, to the race. Top fundraisers will be receiving prizes donated by local businesses.
About Marblehead High School Interact Club
The Interact Club is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Made up of members ages 14-18 or secondary-school age, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in meaningful service projects. Along the way, Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends.
Marblehead High School’s Interact Club for the past four years has been helping the BARKA Foundation on initiatives concerning poverty and water scarcity in the small village of Tantiaka, Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Last spring we were contacted by D.J. Brooks, President of the Student Environmental Action Committee (SEAC) at John Bapst Memorial High School, a private high-school in Bangor, Maine. Since that time, we have been working collaboratively on having each school sponsor a 5K Peace, Water, and Wisdom Race to raise money for the BARKA Foundation by obtaining pledges or fundraising. Our intentions are to “bridge” our efforts and raise awareness about the extreme poverty in Burkina Faso. Funds raised from this year's event will help fund the installation of a new well in the rural village of Lampiadi where women currently walk 7 km every day to get water.