FIND 52 THOUSAND: THE ROAD TO READING NATIONAL RELAY
July 3 – 7, 2017.

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ






GRENADA: FEBRUARY 6 & 7, 2015.

How did Find 52 get started?

What better way to create awareness for literacy’s extreme benefits than to run back-to-back marathons? It so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around Grenada. Richard’s run in 2015 raised $40,000 for OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation’s annual reading festivals and book donation programs. Find 52” originally referred to 52 Mile Captains but it describes 52 of just about anything. We use it for all our campaigns, running or not. Here’s the full story from Canadian Running magazine and CTV National News.



St. LUCIA: JANUARY 15 – 18, 2016.

The run evolves: Find 52X2

In January 2016, Richard ran around St. Lucia. This time, he went for four days, a distance of 4 marathons – with Jake Holden, a Canadian Olympian and two St. Lucian elite runners. Along the way school children cheered and expressed a desire to jump in. Their enthusiasm was hard to restrain. Here’s the full story from Canadian Running magazine and a set of seven :52 second videos describing the experience.





St. LUCIA: JULY 3 – 7, 2017.

This year: Find 52 Thousand

Thousands of St. Lucians – including students, parents and teachers – are taking steps to improve the future: they’ll be running in a 198KM relay. The Road to Reading links St. Lucia in a rough circle and will take five days to complete. The goal is to raise $52,000 to purchase books for the Rainforest of Reading and school libraries. Participants donate EC$5, run a 2KM segment, then pass their batons to the next team on the relay route. By increasing awareness of the need for literacy, thousands of St. Lucians, young and old, will write a new chapter in the story of their country.





Literacy is a road that connects people and communities to new possibilities.

When you go the extra mile, anything is possible. And that’s the point of Find 52 Thousand. Running a relay of 198 km shows students you can have a big dream if you take the steps to make it happen. Click here to learn about the different ways you can support Find 52 Thousand. You’ll also discover what that Really Big Shoe is all about.

Find 52 started in Grenada
52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

ST. AUGUSTINE
Soirée en Blanc
A few years ago we ran a fun picnic that had 50-100 "flash mob" diners assemble in a secret Caledon location. The "Soiree en Blanc" fundraiser is being revived in St. Lucia, July 2017.

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

C. S. LEWIS
Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which has gone to our charity. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
International Literacy Day 2016
Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our Find 52 Thousand campaign. From July 3-7, 2017, students from grade 3-12 will run 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)
Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52x2 St. Lucia in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

A road is a song, a poem, a movie, an adventure. It's hope and optimism, and inquisitiveness.

A. A. GILL
The Angry Isle