The Paatuwaqatsi – Water Is Life Run is a complete volunteer event, funded through donations and support. The staff and event volunteers all donate their time, services and enthusiasm to plan and manage this event. We welcome any donations or assistance, either monetary, in-kind or donated equipment.

Monetary Donations

Any monetary donations should be made out to "Our Nation for Youth, DBA Water is Life Run", a 501 C3 Charitable Corp which is our host organization and mailed to
Kim Secakuku, 2653 E. Silk Oak Drive, Tempe, Az. 85281.

Tax Deductible Donations

Tax Deductible Donations Monetary donations of any amount are tax deductable. To receive this deduction, all payments need to be made to Native Movement, our non-profit host organization. You may contact the Run Director at Kim Secakuku, 2653 E. Silk Oak Drive, Tempe, Az. 85281. for any questions.
This is made possible because of the volunteer committee who meet monthly, to plan, fundraise and organize the event. The event would not be possible without the hundred’s of local volunteers who help with the day of the race: cooks, water stations, trail markers, registration table, speakers, etc.

If you are interested in donating your time or other forms on in-kind services, please email

Equipment Wish List

As the run grows, so does our supplies and materials, plus ownership of equipment still desired. Below is a wish-list of equipment that we need. We would welcome any support you can give. Contact the Event Manager first to assure that the item is still available. The list is updated periodically.