Run4Kids 2018: 5km Run/Walk

Run4Kids 2018: 5km Run/Walk

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Thank you for making Run4Kids 2018 a huge success! Sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers, and supporters came together on September 2, 2018 to grant the wish of Jesse, a young boy who is battling cancer. His Wish was granted thanks to the incredible support of our community. Read all about the event on the Virtual High School blog: Run4Kids 2018 Recap: Jesse’s Wish Reveal. Until next year!


The Run4Kids 5 km Run/Walk was started in 2012 to raise funds in support of children undergoing treatment for cancer. We were inspired by the story of Will Frassinelli, a VHS student who has been battling brain cancer for over ten years. Encouraged by the generosity of participants in the past Run4Kids events, we have sought out other children’s charities in the Huron County region. The event is sponsored by Virtual High School (VHS) with support from the Optimist Club of Bayfield. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario (SWO) to grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. The success of the Run4Kids 5 km Run/Walk charity event is dependent on your support and generosity.

Past Event Stories:



Year after year, we are fortunate enough to fundraise money in efforts to grant the wish of a child facing a life-threating illness. While bittersweet, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s event is in support of Jesse, a 10 year-old boy from Middlesex County who is battling cancer. Jesse is an incredibly intelligent, fascinating, and curious young boy, whose wish is to travel to Costa Rica to zip-line, visit monkeys and sloths, and to view the beautiful waterfalls and hot springs! Jesse maintains a positive attitude, and is an absolute pleasure to be around, even after all the hardships he has faced at the mere age of 10.

With the help of our community and surroundings, we can work together to make Jesse’s wish come true. Visit the Run4Kids event in Bayfield on September 2nd 2018, to meet Jesse and his family!

Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario Canada (SWO) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy! They serve 16 Counties across Southwestern Ontario, including Huron County. All proceeds to Run4Kids 2018 will be donated to Make-A-Wish SWO, specifically to Jesse's Wish. To learn more, please visit


Virtual High School

Virtual High School (VHS) is a private, asynchronous, online high school offering high quality Ontario Secondary School Diploma credit courses. With a large and expanding administrative and content development staff in its Bayfield, Ontario office and an ever-growing complement of certified, remote teaching staff, Virtual High School is able to provide the highest quality online education to students. The school also offers a selection of elementary school courses through Virtual Elementary School.

The Bayfield Optimist Club

The Bayfield Optimist Club is a volunteer group who works to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, our community, and in themselves. Ask anyone who has been a part of the village of Bayfield since the Club's formation in 1984 and they will no doubt have a memory of attending Optimist events, seeing their projects come to life, and supporting the Optimists in one way or another.




Pamela Sommer RMT, EFT Practitioner



In support of Make-A-Wish ® Southwestern Ontario Canada

  • Youth
  • Individual participants 12 years old and under.
  • $10 Early Bird
    (available until July 31, 2018)
  • $15 Regular Fee
  • $15 Last-Minute Fee
  • $ 15

    Available onsite only
  • Regular
  • Individual participants above 12 years old.
  • $30 Early Bird
    (available until July 31, 2018)
  • $35 Regular Fee
  • $40 Last-Minute Fee
  • $ 40

    Available onsite only
  • Family
  • Min 3, max 5 family members. Max 2 adults only (18+).
  • $50 Early Bird
    (available until July 31, 2018)
  • $60 Regular Fee
  • $70 Last-Minute Fee
  • $ 70

    Available onsite only
  • Team
  • Minimum 5 members, maximum 10 members.
  • $125 Early Bird
    (available until July 31, 2018)
  • $150 Regular Fee
  • $175 Last-Minute Fee
  • $ 175

    Available onsite only


Equipment: Please note that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades are not allowed in the race. Baby joggers and small animals are allowed. Runners with baby joggers or animals should try to place themselves either at the outside edges or at the back end of the crowd for the start of the race. To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all participants, the race organizers encourage a headphone-free environment during the Run4Kids event. We feel that your experience will be greatly enhanced by leaving your musical devices and headphones at home or in the car. Running head-phone free allows you to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and the beauty of the town. This also means that you will be able to hear the cheers and words encouragement from volunteers and spectators on your way to the finish line!

Parking: It is recommended that you park your car at the Bayfield arena or around Clan Gregor Square

Water Station: A water station will be set up at the half-way point in the course.

Awards: Following the run, be sure to join us outside Virtual High School for refreshments during the awards ceremony around 10 AM. Awards will be presented to the top 2 male and female finishers in each age category as well as the overall winners. We also have a number of prizes to be distributed in a raffle draw using your bib number.

Warm-up Session: 8:30 AM at Virtual High School, 27 Main Street North, Bayfield, ON


1-866-679-9377 ext 331

27 Main St N, Box 402, Bayfield, Ontario, Canada