What is a Tap?
A Tap is our word for any location where a person volunteers to provide water, sports drink, a water bowl for dogs or any other assistance for others who are out exercising, walking the dog or maybe even just taking a break from cutting the grass.
Who can use the Taps?
While TapRoute provides a directory of Taps, Taps are volunteers providing free water to the public. TapRoute encourages all Taps to make their water available to anyone and everyone.
How can I find a Tap?
Use our Find a Tap feature and enter the zip code of the area where you will be running. The current Taps in that area will be displayed.
How do I know if a Tap will have water available when I run by?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. A Tap’s normal available times can be found on the Find a Tap page. We are working to refine the site to allow real time notification of whether a tap is “wet” or “dry” (water available or not).
There are no taps in my area. What can I do to spread TapRoute to my neighborhood?
First, you can volunteer to Be a Tap. Next, spread the word. If you know someone who lives along your route, encourage him/her to become a Tap. Also, you can forward information about taproute.com to others in your walking group, neighborhood dog walkers, a running club, or a training group.
What does being a Tap entail?
If you are interested in helping others who are out in your neighborhood exercising, then you can be a Tap. Tap owners can provide water, sports drink or other services on whatever schedule they would like.
What do I use to provide water?
Taps can decide how they are going to provide water. We believe that a water jug (2-5 gallon) is probably the simplest solution (if your area’s water supply is good or if you have a sufficient filter). We also believe that some Taps may provide bottled water and others may provide their old, reusable water bottles to create a water bottle exchange. It is up to you. Be sure to indicate your Tap type when you sign up so people know what to expect.
How often should I make my Tap available?
You can have your Tap active as often or as little as you want. The most important thing is to be consistent and ensure that your actual times mirror the times in your Tap profile on taproute.com.
What would a basic Tap include?
We believe the most basic Tap should include a water source, paper cups and a garbage can.
What other things could I provide at my Tap other than water?
Some other ideas of things to offer at a Tap include sports drink (or sports drink powder), tissues, hand sanitizer, bike pump, and maybe a dog bowl of water. If you have an idea of something to add, tell us about it.
How do I get started?
Go to "BE A TAP" to register your Tap and enter your preferences. Then, get your Tap supplies and start helping your neighbors.
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