Find 52: Luc Renaud

Off and Running

I am combining my passion for social justice with running and the desire to promote literacy in countries where access to books is a real challenge. Through the amazing work of OneWorld School House Foundation, there is also a possibility to promote the resurgence of the French language in former French colonies in the Caribbean.
Earlier this year, OneWorld School House facilitated the distribution of over a tonne – literally – of French resources to Dernière Rivière School in St Lucia collected and donated by l’école élémentaire catholique St-René-Goupil and its family of schools.
I am asking my friends, family and colleagues for their support to promote and support the amazing work of OneWorld School House Foundation. I will be meeting Alliance Française as well as educators in St Lucia to find new ways to create friendships between students in St Lucia and students who attend St-René-Goupil and other French Catholic schools of le CSCMonAvenir. Despite the distance between our two countries, stories in French and English can link readers and build lasting friendships.

My Goal

I’m looking forward to the challenge of running 4 marathons in 4 days– and meeting the runners, organisers, volunteers and the students and educators in St Lucia. If I reach my fundraising goal of $4,000 I pledge to run a minimum of 25 kms per day for 4 days for a grand total of 100 kms. Please help me reach my goal!

2018 Supporters

Updated: Friday, July 6, 2018.
Mark Beattie; Deborah Robinson; Anonymous (20); Denise Renaud; Philip Mathia; Marc Renaud; Carinta Mannarelli; Richard Olson; Judith Yan; Vanessa Schmidt; Jacqui Jimenez; Tawnee Gruber; Ian Callan; Donald Mongeon; Dominique O’Rourke; Krista-Layne Brandon; Ginette Allard; Pascale Jean; Linda Love; Carol Savoie; Barbara Connell; Lisa Almeida; Anik Sabourin-Yee; Genevieve Laferriere-Gauthier; Derick Lord; Big Wish Marketing Group; Frederic Rivollier; Christian Carsjens; Jeff Warner; Krista Coventry; Bob MacIntosh

La course continue!

La décision de combiner ma passion pour la course à pied et la justice sociale était facile! Cette combinaison, et un désir de faire la promotion de la littératie dans certains pays où les livres dans les écoles sont rares me donne un désir réel de faire mon possible pour appuyer cette cause! Un autre avantage important est la possibilité de rencontrer monsieur Stéphane Dovert de l’ambassade française à Ste Lucie et Évelyne Gasse de l’Alliance Française pour créer des liens entre nos écoles catholiques de langue française du CSCMonAvenir et les écoles de Ste Lucie. Ce partenariat aurait comme but d’appuyer la résurgence du français dans les écoles de Ste Lucie ainsi que d’offrir aux élèves franco-ontariens la chance de partager leur foi, langue et culture et tendre la main en établissant des amitiés avec des élèves de Ste Lucie.
L’école St-René-Goupil avec l’appui des autres écoles de la famille d’écoles de PRDG a déjà créé des liens avec une école à Ste Lucie avec des échanges de lettres et vidéos, ainsi que la distribution d’une centaine de boîtes de livres et ressources francophones. Ce n’est qu’un début de partage pour nos élèves et nos écoles.
Participer à cette course de 4 marathons sur 4 jours me permettra aussi de rencontrer des directions d’école, des enseignants et des élèves pour explorer encore plus de façons d’établir des liens entre nos écoles et les écoles de Ste Lucie.

SVP, aidez-moi à amasser des dons pour One World Schoolhouse Foundation! Si j’atteins mon but de $4000, je m’engage à courir un minimum de 25 kilomètres par jour sur quatre jours pour total de 100 kilomètres.

In Words & Pictures


Find 52: Luc Renaud


raised of $4,000 goal

Campaign concluded on Tue, July 31 2018


% raised

More Campaigns
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 first Find 52 Thousand campaign in 2017. Over 1,000 students from grade 3-12 ran 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

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

Albert Einstein
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.

Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In January 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 went to OneWorld Schoolhouse. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015 and so began Find 52.

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

James Thurber
Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52 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.

The Angry Isle