Find 52: Running Clubs
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.
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. This year, the route has been altered so more school groups can participate as relay teams. The 3-day event will see runners complete 3 marathons — that’s 78 miles or just over 125km. The goal once again, is to raise $52,000 to buy books and build school libraries. Along the route, close to 2000 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.
The idea is simple: If twenty-five people run 5 km’s, collectively they too will run 125 km’s. If each runner collects five pledges of $25 – that’s $5/km – they can personally raise $125.
If three different running clubs sign on, that could mean almost $10,000 for literacy development. Talk about going the distance for big change!
Let us know if your club is interested in hosting a 5 km “challenge.”
By the way, as a registered Canadian charity, every dollar we receive is eligible for a CRA Tax Receipt.
Wait! Want to travel to St. Lucia to be part of a great story?
We need volunteers who love to run! Specifically, 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. Naturally, you can choose the distance you’d like to go and then slide into a different support role for the remainder of the day.
We’ve worked out a special, reduced rate for airfare from Toronto, accommodation, all meals, plus ground transportation.
So, take the next step
Contact us for a trip brochure. Become part of a life changing experience!