COLORADO, IT’S TIME TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT WE’RE MADE OF.
Early in the morning on August 8, 2015, while the world is sleeping, we’ll be lacing up our hiking boots. We’ll strap up, gear up, and hit the trails. Over five hundred men and women will be ascending peaks across the state, attempting to summit all 54 of Colorado’s Fourteeners in one day – with the goal of raising money to help end water poverty for over 1,000 families in Nicaragua.
If you’re an adventure-loving human who craves the crisp alpine air in your lungs, thrives in active community, and strives to have a positive impact in the world, we want you. Join us.
Second Mile Water exists to bring a permanent end to water poverty in the developing world by inspiring people to social action.
Second Mile Water is the organization responsible for putting on the Colorado 54. As an organization, we believe that the human connection extends across the world, but starts in our own back yard (which happens to be the Rockies!). We want to use everything we’ve been given to make the world a little bit better, and we work tirelessly to bring a permanent end to water poverty in the developing world. We live to see our friends in places like Nicaragua in Central America who have spent their entire lives fetching dirty river water gain access to clean, safe water for their families and communities. We live to see a day when little girls don’t have to look forward to a life of carrying 40-pound buckets of water home twice a day.
We believe that a ragtag band of passionate people can make a difference – can, perhaps even, end water poverty.
From the beginning over two years ago, we didn’t want to simply take the old-school route of asking people to pry open their wallets to support what we do. What we do is beautiful and worth every penny, but we set forth a new-school vision where people become actively engaged in helping us end water poverty. Our audacious vision is that people’s lives right here could actually be changed for the better through being a part of what we do. It’s why our organization mantra is ‘Live a Better Story. End Water Poverty.‘, and the Colorado54 is a perfect example of this in action. It’s people having a positive impact in the world, growing community, adventuring well, and being a part of something big. Does it get any better?
Find out more about our organization at secondmilewater.org