Find 52: Running Clubs
We know running’s important to you. We’re runners, too.
This July, Guelph-based runner, Richard Clewes will once again run around the island of St. Lucia. The 3-day event will see runners complete 3 marathons — that’s 78 miles or just over 125km. The goal is to raise $52,000 to buy books and build school libraries. Along the route, close to 1000 students are expected to join in running 1 km relay segments!
So here’s a way you and your running club can make that passion count for thousands of kids in the developing world.
2018: Charity runs in the Running Free family.
Over 50 running club members and their families showed their support for reading programmes by running, walking and cycling 5K and 10K loops at beautiful Island Lake Conservation Area on Thursday, May 24. Owners Jodi McNeill and Norm Nadon led enthusiastic contingents who raised $780 for OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation – talk about getting a run for your money! Thanks to everyone who spread the word and made this event such a success.
2017: Guelph Victors ran away with best club honours
The Turfgrass Institute provided the ideal landscape for a fun 5.1 km challenge run. Over 30 club members turned out to give ten bucks – and several gave more – into the Really Big Running Shoe. The event was timed and even more importantly, catered with four varieties of homemade cookies. Thanks to organizers Kelly Rupoli, Michelle Brady and Robin Todd for a splendid event for which we are very grateful. You can see pictures of the evening below, which raised a total of $605.
An idea for a club’s fundraising goal
Let us know if your club is interested in hosting a 5 km “challenge.” We’d be happy to bring along a Very Big Shoe to collect donations at your event!
If 25 members of your running club ran a 5 km challenge run, their combined distance would equal the St. Lucia route: 125 km. And if those 25 folks donated $40 each– that represents $1,000 for literacy development. Talk about going the distance for big change.
It’s not too late to be part of a great story. Run with us St. Lucia!
We need volunteers who love to run! We need road crew members to help organize student runners along the course; we need ‘Rabbits’ for the kids to follow behind the elite and long distance runners; we need people who’d like to go the extra mile by running with Richard each day. You choose the distance you’d like to go and then slide into a different support role for the remainder of the day. Contact us for a trip brochure. Become part of a life changing experience!