The Blue Heron Blitz 5km /10km run/walk takes place in Windsor Ontario at the Blue Heron Park on the Civic long weekend each year. The race is unique and sells out each year due to the fact that it starts and finishes at the top of the Blue Heron Hill. The running course follows fine crushed stone pathways through trees, and a paved pathway around a small lake with plenty of wildlife to keep a person’s attention during the run. Each participant gets a Blue Heron Blitz raceT-shirt for signing up, along with a Custom 3” Finisher Medal when completing the race. Blue Heron Blitz provides pizza, water, bananas at the finish line for everyone, music, water stations around the course, and prizes to the top finishers.

Ryan’s mother has lupus, which is the reason that Lupus Canada was the charity he chose to raise awareness for. Ryan also set up a donation page for any participants or sponsors of the race that would like to donate to Lupus Canada. The other goal of the race is to keep people active in the community. Having a fun oriented run gives families in the area something to look forward to, something to train for, getting them outside or on the treadmill, some family bonding time, along with a way to get the community together in a healthy active atmosphere.

This was the 3rd annual run for the Blue Heron Blitz and it was a great day. Ryan is always looking to improve and grow the event, with the focus of bringing people together and raising awareness in the Windsor area for lupus.

Lupus Canada thanks Ryan and his team for their continued support and congratulate them on another great fundraiser!