Run benefits island’s homeless youths

Ryan’s House for Youth wants some runners to hit the road for a reason: To shelter homeless youths on Whidbey Island.

Ryan’s House for Youth wants some runners to hit the road for a reason: To shelter homeless youths on Whidbey Island.

The nonprofit that hopes to build a shelter for Whidbey’s homeless kids will host a 4-mile and 10-kilometer race Sunday, Oct. 14. The 4-mile race begins at Dave Mackie Park in Clinton and finishes at the site of the shelter in Scatchet Head; the 10K continues to Maxwelton Beach Park.

Runners who register before Sept. 30 pay $25, and registration after and on the day of the race pay $30. Registration can be done online at www.ryanshouseforyouth.org or by mail at Run For Ryan’s House, P.O. Box 551, Langley, WA 98260. Checks should be made out to Ryan’s House or Ryan’s House for Youth. A race T-shirt is included in the registration fee.