When you go the extra mile, dreams happen. Sometimes all that’s needed is a little encouragement.

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

Literacy is a road that connects people and communities to new possibilities. Every year in St. Lucia we hold a 198 km relay around the island to give kids a chance to write a never page in their lives. In 2017, Ontario students are also running relays to support the right to read no matter where you live! Here’s how your school can get involved!





YEAR ONE: FEBRUARY 6 & 7, 2015 IN GRENADA.

It so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around Grenada.

After driving to schools delivering books, Richard Clewes wondered if he could run all of Grenada – a distance equivalent to two marathons. Thanks to extraordinary training by friend Renée Holden, Richard was able to answered the question in the affirmative a year later. Fifty-two people acted as a mile captains” and raised $40,000. Here’s the full story from Canadian Running magazine and CTV National News.



YEAR TWO: JANUARY 15 – 18, 2016 IN ST. LUCIA.

A new island and double the distance!

After Grenada, Richard persuaded Jake Holden, a Canadian Snowcross Olympian, to join him in St. Lucia for a four day jog.” Along the route, students expressed a very vocal desire to jump in. Their enthusiasm was hard to ignore – as Year Three proved. Here’s the full story from Canadian Running magazine and a set of :52 second videos of the experience.





YEAR THREE: JULY 3 – 7, 2017 IN ST. LUCIA.

We take a giant step: students start a national relay.

Thanks to St. Lucia Olympian Verneta Lesforis we were able to invite schools to join in the 2017 run. Anthony of Soufriere was one of 1,000 students who joined Richard and the team from Canada. Year Three added a day and netted $52,000 to purchase books for Rainforest of Reading and school libraries. It also inspired educators in Ontario like Robin Todd in Guelph to run relays of their own.





Run.

July 2018 we’re doing it all again. If you’re a runner with a passion to make a difference in the world, come with us. If you’re a school in Ontario, why not run your own relay?

 

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
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
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)
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
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