Huron House Boys’ Home gearing up for annual run

Father's Day event raises money for programs

Photo by Madison Taylor.
Photo by Madison Taylor.

The Huron Boys Home in Brights Grove is once again hosting its annual Huron Boys Home Run/Skate/Bike/Walk fundraising event this Father’s Day.

The non-profit organization, which was established in 1970 by the concerned citizens of Sarnia, has a goal of providing a safe, structured residential environment for adolescent boys and opportunities to make positive changes in their lives. They believe that each boy should be respected and accepted as individuals other positive potentials.

As a fundraiser for this program, the Huron Boys Home Run/Skate/Bike/Walk began in 1987. The event includes a 10 km run, 5 km run, 7km rollerblade, 7 km bike ride, and a 5 km walk. This year the organization is adding a 40 km and a 20 km bicycle ride. Along the route, participants are encouraged to look for five clues for the Clue Game.

The clues are to help guess a specific answer. An example would be last year’s answer of Terry Fox. Some of the clues were: he ran for 143 days straight before he was forced to stop, his dream was to run across Canada, he was the first non-royal Canadian to appear on a coin, and many children and adults participate in September in an annual run in his honour.

Future participants who would like to participate in this event should either register online, in person, or even by mail. The deadline is June 17, but they do take last minute in-person entries at a table outside Sportchek on June 18.

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