strides for Africa

Pre Race Activities

  • MSCR's Fit2Go Van
    (8:45 to 10:45 am)















Welcome to the 6th annual Strides for Africa!

After five great and impactful years at Warner Park, we are excited to announce that we are moving to Madison Central Park for the 2015 event. Madison Central Park is one of Madison’s newest parks and is located in downtown Madison at 202 South Ingersoll St. We are moving with Africa Fest to join forces with the popular Madison Central Park Sessions that started last summer. For Africa Fest, Madison Central Park Sessions offers new opportunities for international musicians, food and beverage options, as well as a venue located in the heart of Madison. The Strides for Africa event is a unique fundraising experience to change the lives of people half a world away by helping to raise money for water well projects in Africa. The run/walk kicks off the 17th annual Africa Fest 2015.

New Team Relay This Year – Sign up your team today!

We are happy to announce that we are adding a team relay to this year’s event. For the relay, we are going to create an experience that is educational for participants on the daily water gathering experience in rural Africa. Participants will carry empty jerry cans approximately 1-mile to a water filling station and then walk back to Central Park with their respective jerry cans of water. Options will be flexible for the weight of water your team decides to carry back from empty to full cans. Through this experience, it is our hope that participants will gain a deeper understanding for the challenges that millions of rural Africans face each and every day. For more information, go to the Team Relay page.


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See videos to learn more about Strides for Africa

Your Impact!

For every Strides for Africa participant/donor, the resulting impact has been equivalent to providing a clean water source for 5 rural Africans for the next 20-25 years, over the event's first 5 years.

See the Impact Strides for Africa has made!

2010 Event
Hand dug well in Robit, Ethiopia
225 Beneficiaries
GPS coordinates:
Latitude 12º17'54.33"
Longitude 37º22'05.67"

2011 Event
Hand dug well in May Mgnaf, Ethiopia
150 Beneficiaries
GPS coordinates:
Latitude 14.02173
Longitude 38.82947

2012 Event

see video

Over $5,000 was raised during this event and the project is ongoing in Gonok, Ethiopia.



2013 Event

Hand Dug Well at Life Christian Academy Disco Hill on the RIA Highway (Approximately 25 miles southeast of Monrovia, Liberia) Estimated 285 Beneficiaries




Shallow Borehole Well at Mesiho Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia
Estimated 275 Beneficiaries
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 14.350130
Longitude: 39.049440


2014 Event

Over $12,000 was raised. One ongoing project in Ethiopia and two completed water well projects in Liberia. See photo from April 2015 of the completed well for Cotton Tree Village. 300 Beneficiaries.




Hand Dug Well at Evangelical Free Church Academy
Monrovia, Liberia
Estimated 3,000 Beneficiaries



2015 Event Goal: $15,000
This year's goal is to fund wells in Ethiopia and Liberia.