ROUND ROCK -- A unique event will be held next month in Round Rock to raise money for water wells in rural parts of Africa.
The 5th annual Water to Thrive 5K and Kids' K will be held on Sept. 7.
Water to Thrive has brought more than 270 water wells to Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Since the installation of the wells, the lives of Africans in rural areas have improved.
Organizers say children now have time to go to school and adults have time for work because they have fewer illnesses from drinking unclean water. Plus, children are no longer having to spend their days collecting clean water elsewhere.
The Water to Thrive 5K and Kids' K is $28 to register. Go here for more information.