2019 Run for the Water

On behalf of the Gazelle Foundation, Gilbert wants to thank those who participated in the 2019 Run for the Water 10-Mile, 5K and Kid’s K. Each participant provided daily access to clean water for one Burundian for life. Since 2006, you and each of the over 34,000 runners have helped us provide daily access to clean water for an equal number of Burundians. This race is only part of the story. Combined with our other events and your generous donations, we have now transformed the daily lives of more than 100,000 people.

  • Gilbert Tuhabonye with Gilbert's Gazelles
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye in prayer
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye with Burundi Olympians
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye running with a child at Run for the Water
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye at tribal dance in Africa
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye, coach at St. Andrew's in Austin
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye at Dig Burundi race
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye of Austin, TX

Sometimes the world can be an unfair and cruel place. Yet even amongst the worst of circumstances and in the midst of unfathomable tragedies, hope and happiness prevail.

Gilbert Tuhabonye knows this.

Gilbert has endured great suffering in his life. Yet his message isn’t one of sorrow or anger; it’s one of joy, faith and forgiveness. Driven by a desire to unleash the potential of anyone who seeks it – in running and in life – Gilbert’s indomitable spirit moves everyone he meets. He inspires others to believe that they can achieve anything, regardless of the circumstances or obstacles. He is a living reminder that humanity is greater than the sum of all the world’s injustices. And he is proof that the work of a few – or even just one – can make this world, our world, a better place.

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