Run for the Kids: A new event in support of the CTC Foundation

(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – Registration opens today for the Children’s Treatment Centre (CTC) Foundation of Chatham-Kent’s new event Run for the Kids, to be held on June 25, 2023. Championed by lead sponsor Enbridge, Run for the Kids will take place in Rondeau Provincial Park and will encourage participants to run/walk/wheel and enjoy the beauty of nature while raising important funds for the CTC Foundation.

“It’s great that CTC Foundation has created a new event that focuses on our CTC kids and the health and well-being of our community,” says Kevin Owen, ultra-marathon runner, Run for the Kids Race Captain and CTC Foundation Vice-Chair.

Run for the Kids is open to participants of all ages and abilities to walk, run or wheel through Rondeau Provincial Park. This event is family friendly, with a paved 200m kids fun event and 5km route accessible for strollers, wheelchairs and wagons. Participants can join the Run for the Kids by registering, collecting pledges and coming out for a day of family fun and movement!

“Because it’s a CTC Foundation event, you can be sure it will be lots of fun,” says Owen. “And Rondeau is the ideal place to walk, run, or wheel through while raising money to support the important therapies that CTC offers one out of five kids in Chatham-Kent.”

In 2023, all CTC Foundation events are being redesigned to ensure that the focus is on raising community awareness and funds to support special programs for CTC children and their families. Not all services at the Children’s Treatment Centre are covered by government funding. Programs like Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation Services and Music Therapy are all funded by the CTC Foundation. Proceeds from this event will mean families continue to receive connection, comfort and support by accessing these services.

More details about the Run for the Kids can be found at the CTC Foundation website.

Pictured L-R: Kevin Owen, CTC Foundation Vice-Chair, and Mike Genge, CTC Foundation President


For more information, please contact:

Erin Genge, Community Engagement Coordinator

519-354-0520, ext. 223