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Find 52: Robin's Runners

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

A word after a word after a word is power.

I am part of the Guelph running community, and when not out running the roads and trails around Guelph, I teach English at Centennial Collegiate and help coach the cross country and track teams. I could not say which is more vital to me – reading or running – which is why I am supporting the OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation. Through my own running I have learned that with passion and hard work the seemingly impossible becomes possible. As a result of careful training and wonderful coaching, I have run my fastest times in the 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and marathon since turning 50. 

My Goals

My running goals are to dip below 3:08 in the marathon this spring or fall, and then to join Richard in his multi-marathon run around St. Lucia next summer. My fundraising goal is to encourage 100 people who appreciate the joy of reading and/​or running to donate at least $52, all of which will go directly towards enriching the lives of the youth of St. Lucia by providing them with books and the chance to celebrate their reading. Please consider making a donation, for which you will receive a tax receipt.

Read more about Pass the Baton at my school in Guelph.

On May 23, every grade at CCVI got involved in fundraising. Canadian Olympic Marathoner Eric Gillis joined students on our track. I even got a pic with Eric!
Here’s the full story on the Upper Grand District School Board.

Supporters to date

UPDATED: June 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Michelle Brady; George Todd, twice; Sarah Todd; Anonymous; Tara Beardmore; Joan Todd; Kelly Rupoli; Phyllis MacLeod; Nancy MacDonald; Anonymous; Anonymous; Tanya Porcellato; Richard Donkersgoed; Cathy Milton; Ann Middleton; Mary Ann Burrows; Anonymous; Linda Fidnick; Julie Hubbard; The teachers of Centennial CVI; Robert McRae; James Cako


Find 52: Robin's Runners


raised of $5,200 goal

Campaign concluded on Mon, July 31 2017


% raised

More Campaigns
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.

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
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
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.

The Angry Isle
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.