The Great Race for Saving Water 5K Fun Run/Walk is Back and better than ever. On Saturday, April 13th, this year’s race will include professional timers, course markers, and amenities that are not to be missed! As the original non-profit partner of this popular event, we are excited to invite you to support the river you love by becoming a TRT fund-racer!

TRT has hosted outdoor event fundraisers Paddle to the Sea and By Land and By River where TRT members participating in the event raise funds that support TRT’s work by asking their network to sponsor their participation. We are not hosting Paddle to the Sea/By Land and By River this year, and invite you to instead run/walk in the Great Race and become a friendraiser for TRT in the months leading up to April 13th.

You have a host of ways to get involved, listed below.
Option 1: Create your own fundraising page and ask your network to support your participation in the Great Race. You can see our current teams here.
You can click on each person’s individual fundraising page to get ideas for how to set up your own.
Option 2: Ask your network to support our fund-racer by donating to a teammate. This includes sending emails, texts, social media posts, phone calls, whatever you see fit asking for a contribution to the TRT team. This is a good option for people who do not want to run/walk in the race.
Option 3: Get a business or corporation (or several) to sponsor a team member.

Funds raised will support our work to protect and restore the river. The Great Race for Saving Water highlights the power we each have to positively impact the health of our water, air, and land. We believe that teaching the importance of stewardship to our leaders is key to the long-term protection of the Tuolumne, and invite you to join us today.

If you have further questions or troubles signing up, please email

Become a TRT Friend-raiser

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Register to participate in the City of Palo Alto’s Great Race for Saving Water and get ready to channel your inner salmon!
2. Join our Fundraising Team by creating your own unique fundraising page!
3. Set your fundraising goal, put up a photo or two, and ask you friends, family, and colleagues to support you in reaching your personal goal. You can use social media like Facebook & Twitter, personalized emails, or texts to ask your network to help you reach your goal
4. Watch the donations roll in – don’t forget to periodically remind your friends and family to support your cause!
Worried about technology or time? It takes less than 2 minutes to set up your page. If you need help, we are happy to assist – get in touch with Shanley, or 415-882-7252.
Can’t participate in the race, but want to support our work? Make a donation to Tuolumne River Trust Team’s fundraising page.


This fundraiser is neither sponsored nor managed by the City of Palo Alto. It is an independent fundraiser organized and managed by the Tuolumne River Trust.