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2nd Annual 4 Miles 4 Water  Saturday, May 9th 2015

Presented in Partnership with Cleveland Metroparks & Pure Water Technology



We invite you to be a sponsor, a race participant (team or individual) fundraiser, or volunteer.

Our second event at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio will be more innovative, providing hands-on educational opportunities, and FUN! To preserve our fresh water resources and have a positive impact on the global water crisis, we must create more awareness and reconnect people with the fresh water resources in our own backyard, all of which can be achieved through 4 Miles 4 Water.

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In 2014, Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. hosted our first 4 Miles 4 Water event in partnership with Cleveland Metro parks and Pure Water Technology. Over 1500 people joined us at Edgewater Park to run, walk, make friends and break a Guinness World Record! The day began with 508 people walking with a water bottle on their head to break the record previously set. This was followed by a 4-mile fun run/walk, where many participants ran the last mile carrying jerrycans full of water. The event included water education stations, food trucks to feed the crowd, and an evening concert featuring Carlos Jones and The Plus Band. We had a great time raising over $60,000 for Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.’s projects. The best part is that people are still talking about it today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does race registration open?
A. It’s OPEN now!

Q. Where does my registration fee go?
A. Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of your registration fee goes to Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.

Q. What is the ‘All Things Water Festival’ and is it free?
A. The All Things Water Festival is a fun, interactive, family friendly festival where you can learn about water is fun ways, become a Hydro Hero and meet special guest athlete, David Christof, at 2pm. The festival runs 2-7pm. Yes, it’s free. A $5 donation is encouraged.

Q. Can I attend the All Things Water Festival or concert even if I am not participating in the run/walk?
A. Yes! There is a suggested $5-$10 donation to support Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc. for the concert and the festival.

Q. What time is the beer garden open?
A. 2pm-9:30pm; proceeds benefit Cleveland Metroparks.

Q. Where is parking?
A. Once you enter Edgewater Park Lakefront Reservation, greeters will direct you to paved parking lots. Depending on the weather, grass lots may also be utilized for parking. You can also consider riding your bike, just bring a lock!

Q. Are dogs and baby strollers allowed?

A. Yes. Friendly dogs on leashes and strollers are allowed in both the race and festival. We will have poo bags and water available for your pets.

Presented in Partnership With

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2015 Sponsors


Official Craft Beer Sponsor

Official Wine Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsors

Third Federal Savings & Loan             Fairmount Santrol             Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association    Forest City Enterprises

Official Media Sponsor

Social Media Managed by:

  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Everything Tented
  • Greater Cleveland Neighborhood
    Centers Association
  • Jammy Buggars
  • Lily Nails
  • Rising Star Coffee Roasters
  • Root Cafe
  • Smith’s Dairy
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Peaceful Fruits
  • Central Lake Erie Watersheds
  • Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance
  • Cleveland Youth Rowing Association
  • Good Nature
  • Good Greens
  • Earthday Coalition
  • Famicos Family Foundation
  • Hydro Heros GAMES!
  • NALU SUP & Surf
  • Pure Water Technology
  • Wally Water Drop
  • WashDrops
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Kinetico
  • Drink Local Drink Tap
  • Youth Rowing League
Food Trucks:
  • Motor Mouth
  • The Nosh Box
  • Wilbecks BBQ

Fun Facts about the event:


  1. We are ZERO WASTE and aim to have less than ONE garbage bag of trash; everything will be reduced, reused, recycled or composted.
  2. Virtual SWAG – To reduce waste, we will provide virtual swag “bags” for participants.
  3. NO RACE SHIRTS – Since it takes about 700 gallons of water to make 1 cotton shirt, registered participants get a Stainless Steel water bottle.
  4. EDUCATIONAL components such as: an informative and fun audio file, educational signage, water and sustainability focused vendor booths, and hands on activities (like the end of the race optional Jerrycan or water container carry) will teach everyone more about water everywhere
  5. AWARDS will be given for the biggest fundraisers, jerrycan carriers and fastest race times. Note: there will not be time chips, only clocks.