Longboat Roadrunners partner with SchoolBOX for 40th anniversary charity run!
On September 11, Longboat Roadrunners celebrated their 40th anniversary through their signature event, the Toronto Island Run. The non-profit organization is one of Toronto’s most recognized running clubs, and have gained a large following over the last 40 years. Longboat Roadrunners was named in honour of Onondaga runner Tom Longboat, who was a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Canadian soldier and a Boston Marathon champion.
Longboat Roadrunners invited SchoolBOX to participate as a charity partner for their annual event, alongside another non-profit, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Participants of the race were invited to donate funds to either organization leading up to the run. People of all ages, from as young as 2 to 60+, gathered on Toronto island to join in the fun. With over 600 registrants, the day was a huge success! SchoolBOX was given the opportunity to briefly share about the work we’re doing in Treaty 3, and publicly thanked all the donors that were present.
The money raised, is being directed to our current project “Gikendaaso Anwebi Waakaa’igan – Place of Learning & Rest” in Kenora, ON. You can read more about that here.
We want to say, thank you to all the runners who participated and donated, you made this event a huge success! Because of you, we reached our fundraising goal!
Thank you to our SchoolBOX team of runners, Stephie-Lynn, Jackson and Rochelle, for running on behalf of SchoolBOX. You made a great team!
Special shout out to Jackson, who ran the kids 1km fun run, and was the top fundraiser for the entire event! Way to go Jackson!
Thank you, miigwetch to Longboat Roadrunners for choosing SchoolBOX as a charity partner for your 40th anniversary Toronto Island Run! We are so grateful for this partnership and platform to share our mission of “Making Education Possible”!