Monday, 8 September 2014

Terry Fox Run

This marks the 34th year since Terry was forced to stop his Marathon of Hope, just outside of Thunder Bay. With one leg having been amputated, Terry decided to run across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Terry ran 5373 kms in 143 days before the cancer spread to his lungs, forced him to stop. Terry's goal was to raise $1 for each citizen living in Canada at that time; 24 million people.

His legacy continues through yearly runs hosted in many communities around the world. The annual run has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$600 million has been raised in Terry's name.

Here are a few local runs that you can participate in on Sunday, September 14th.


Telford House
Registration: 9:00 am.
Run 11:00 am - Noon
You can participate in a 2k, 5k or 10k bike, walk or run route, dogs are welcome!


Four Seasons Park near the concession
Registration: 10:30 am
Run starts at 11:00 am
Beaumont offers 1km 5km and 10km routes (bike, walk, run, rollerblade) as well as a kids 1km fun run.


Intersection of River Drive And Rideau Street.
Registration: 12:00 pm
Run starts at 1:00 pm
Walk, run, rollerblade, stroller and wheelchair accessible, dogs welcome.

For other locations, please click here. 

There is no entry fee required and no minimum donation.

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Watch the Terry Fox Story, here.