Join us for our 32nd Father's Day Annual Run/Walk/Skate/Bike!
Since 1987, the “Boys’ Home Run” has been a feature of Bright’s Grove every Father’s Day. It has grown to include a 10k sanctioned road race, a 5k timed fun run, a 5k walk, a 7k rollerblade, 7k, 20k and 40k bicycle rides, and free onsite activities for children 4 - 10 known as Jr. Adrenaline Trail.
People come from far and near to participate. Some come to get a good time on our flat fast route, some come to test their abilities, and some come for a special time with friends and family. All proceeds stay local for the boys of Huron House.
Children 4 - 10, with a parent present. The children complete a series of activities both physical and creative.
Kit pickup and last minute registration is at Lambton Mall outside Sport Chek, on Friday, June 15, 6pm - 9pm and on Saturday June 16 from 12pm - 4pm.
We are delighted to offer t-shirts for teams of four or more which register by Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13). For $2 per shirt the team name will be printed on the shirt back. This option is available to Remote Runners who are part of the team!
If you want to support this event but can't attend, sign up as a remote runner! You can run on your own time...or just think about doing it. Either way, you can select a cotton t-shirt and pick it up just like all the other participants, and even be part of a team.
A pancake and sausage breakfast is included for all paid participants and volunteers, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Additional breakfasts are available for $5.00 each for spectators. When purchased along with your registration, spectator breakfast vouchers will be added to your participant kit.
It's fun to be part of a group of family, friends or co-workers, and we encourage you to sign up as a team. This year we've made it easier for group members in all categories to benefit from a team discount. Teams of four or more registering at the same time will receive a discount of 6.5%. The Race Roster platform requires team members to register at least four members at the same time to receive the discount.
Hints for successful team registration:
VERY IMPORTANT: Register all team members before hitting the 'continue' button at the bottom of the page. Once that button is pressed you cannot return to modify participants.
Have participant personal information handy as data is lost if the program times out after 15 minutes of inactivity.
If you are a large team/family, consider registering members in groups of four or five at a time.
Participants registering in events that have no fee are not included in team total for discount purposes.
Remote Runners do receive a t-shirt and can be part of a team.
NEW THIS YEAR! Have your team name printed on your tshirts (shirt back); option available until Mother's Day (May 13).
Having trouble thinking of what to get as a gift for your friend or family member who really doesn't need anything? Give them a registration that helps them, the Boys' Home and the community.
Purchase a gift registration online and the gift recipient can fill in details later.
Thank you for your support!
View all routes by clicking on the links below.
All routes begin and end in Mike Weir Park. The routes are flat and scenic, and loop along the lake and through residential streets of Bright’s Grove. Water stations along the way are manned by volunteers. There are both signs and volunteer route marshals to direct you along your route.
Many local businesses have donated prizes. All paid participants are entered in the draw for these prizes, but they must be present to win.
Participants who raise $150 or more will have their name entered into a draw for the top prize. The participant's name will be entered once for each $150 raised. Funds must be submitted prior to the event; online funds must be submitted by 5pm on the day before the event. For this prize the winner does not need to be present.
The top prize in 2017 was a Toronto Getaway including a $300 Via Rail travel voucher, two nights at the Strathcona Hotel in downtown Toronto and two Toronto City Passes.
Jr. Adrenaline Trail was added in 2015 as an offshoot of Adrenaline Trail (a very cool obstacle race for adults). The adult version is on hiatus but Jr. Adrenaline Trail has become an expected feature each year. It takes place on-site near the dining tent and is open at no cost to children aged 4 - 10, with a parent present. The children complete a series of activites both physical and creative. The activities are challenging but not competitive. Activities vary from year to year. There is no fee, but if you register in advance it helps us anticipate how many to expect.
Volunteers needed, if you are a high school student looking for volunteer hours or someone that enjoys working with children, please register as one of our Volunteers.
Mike Weir Park is located at 2354 New Lakeshore Road (County Road 7) Bright's Grove Ontario just east of Sarnia.
Driving from London (approximate time 1 hour):
From Chatham (approximate time 1 hour):
From Port Huron (Toll Road. You require proper ID to enter the country):
June 15 6:00 PM EDT - Friday Kit Pickup and Registration
June 15 10:00 PM EDT - Online registration ends
June 16 12:00 PM EDT - Saturday Kit Pickup and Registration
June 17 7:00 AM EDT - Participant Kit Pickup in the Park
June 17 7:45 AM EDT - 20K and 40K Bike
June 17 7:55 AM EDT - 7K Bike and Skate
June 17 8:04 AM EDT - 10K Athletics Canada Sanctioned Race
June 17 8:08 AM EDT - Wheelchair and Stroller Runners
June 17 8:12 AM EDT - 5K Fun Run
June 17 8:16 AM EDT - 5K Walk
June 17 8:30 AM EDT - Participants and Spectator's Pancake Breakfast
June 17 8:45 AM EDT - Jr. Adrenaline Trail